Kyle the tortoise is so sad that his brother jack is missing he won’t nom a thing. Oh Kyle, hang in there. They’ll find Jack soon! I know where ever he is he wants you to have some extra snacks on his behalf.  <3 

(Source: Essexcountystandard.co.uk)

A HEARTBROKEN tortoise has gone on hunger strike…after his brother went missing.

Two-year-old Kyle has not eaten in more than a week as he pines for Jack, three, who went missing from the family home in Tavistock Road, Springfield, a week ago.

The reptilian duo were separated after Jack decided to go walkabout.

Worried owner Mandy Micra-Marciano can’t find him anywhere. She is hoping someone has come across the Horsfield tortoise and is caring for him.

Mandy said: “I am really desperate for his return, he is only a baby and cannot survive without water for too long. He has been missing for more than a week now.

“My other tortoise, his brother, has refused to eat since Jack has disappeared, which is so sad. He’s pining for him. They cuddle up to each other at night and Kyle’s just lost without him.”

Jack has a small, faded pink nail-varnish patch on his shell and a distinctive wonky jaw, which sits to one side and juts forward.

He is hand-sized and will hiss when picked up, but Mandy says he is harmless.

If you have come across Jack, please get call the newsdesk on 01375 411503 and we will put you in touch with Mandy, so as we can reunite the tortoises.

Sad news for Bowsers family, who desperately want him home, but another example for tortoise doubters – they have personalities, know their owners, and if cared for as they should, live long happy lives with their families. Here’s hoping Bowser is found soon and this other tortoise makes it back home too.

(Source: KMPH.com)

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) –

It’s the next chapter in the tale of the missing tortoise from Porterville. Bowser, a 150–pound tortoise was stolen from his owner’s yard in August. A few weeks later a tortoise was seized in Los Banos. Bowser’s owners said that this was their tortoise and they took him home.

However, the Merced County Animal Services Manager says that the tortoise found in Los Banos is not Bowser. It turns out that tortoise has a different personality.

Animal Control says it thinks they’ve found the owner of the imposter tortoise. However, that person will have to show proof that they own him before they get the tortoise back.

Unfortunately this means Bowser is still missing.

Sad news for Bowsers family, who desperately want him home, but another example for tortoise doubters – they have personalities, know their owners, and if cared for as they should, live long happy lives with their families. Here’s hoping Bowser is found soon and this other tortoise makes it back home too.

(Source: KMPH.com)

FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) –

It’s the next chapter in the tale of the missing tortoise from Porterville. Bowser, a 150–pound tortoise was stolen from his owner’s yard in August. A few weeks later a tortoise was seized in Los Banos. Bowser’s owners said that this was their tortoise and they took him home.

However, the Merced County Animal Services Manager says that the tortoise found in Los Banos is not Bowser. It turns out that tortoise has a different personality.

Animal Control says it thinks they’ve found the owner of the imposter tortoise. However, that person will have to show proof that they own him before they get the tortoise back.

Unfortunately this means Bowser is still missing.

Keep your eye out for Alfie! Always worry Zoya might take a wander down the street somehow. Our little ones are far more able than any story/stereotype might indicate. 

A tortoise whose exploits made him a minor internet celebrity has gone missing from his home in Heath Way, Horsham.

His owner Catriona told the County Times he had disappeared on September 14 afternoon.

“He is a male Russian called Alfie,” she said, “eight years old, carapace length about 14cm, weight 440gm and he has distinctive yellow markings.

“This is his second escape this summer as he has learnt to open the gate. The last time he was found walking up the main road.

“He likes to have his head scratched and will follow me around the garden. He answers to his name but will go in the opposite direction if he thinks he is going to be put into his house for the night.

“He is a great climber and has been stuck climbing up the grapevine before.

“He is microchipped since his first escape. He has his own Facebook page where he writes about his adventures.

“He is really quite remarkable for a tortoise.”

The Facebook page ‘Alfie the tortoise’ describes his adventures, including previous efforts to escape, and his mostly unfulfilled hopes for a day with enough sunshine for him to bask in.

Anyone who finds Alfie can contact his owner on 07973 118376 or 07971 198628.

Keep your eye out for Alfie! Always worry Zoya might take a wander down the street somehow. Our little ones are far more able than any story/stereotype might indicate. 

A tortoise whose exploits made him a minor internet celebrity has gone missing from his home in Heath Way, Horsham.

His owner Catriona told the County Times he had disappeared on September 14 afternoon.

“He is a male Russian called Alfie,” she said, “eight years old, carapace length about 14cm, weight 440gm and he has distinctive yellow markings.

“This is his second escape this summer as he has learnt to open the gate. The last time he was found walking up the main road.

“He likes to have his head scratched and will follow me around the garden. He answers to his name but will go in the opposite direction if he thinks he is going to be put into his house for the night.

“He is a great climber and has been stuck climbing up the grapevine before.

“He is microchipped since his first escape. He has his own Facebook page where he writes about his adventures.

“He is really quite remarkable for a tortoise.”

The Facebook page ‘Alfie the tortoise’ describes his adventures, including previous efforts to escape, and his mostly unfulfilled hopes for a day with enough sunshine for him to bask in.

Anyone who finds Alfie can contact his owner on 07973 118376 or 07971 198628.

Well this sign sucks! so make a new one so your torties can get home safe darn it! 

Gilbert Police spotted one of these speedycreatures making its way along a sidewalk in the Power Ranch subdivision on Thursday. An officer contacted members of the surrounding neighborhood to find out who had lost the 25-pound African Tortoise.

None of the nearby neighbors could recall losing a 25-pound tortoise. Power Ranch staff eventually informed the officer that a resident had reported her tortoise missing a few weeks back.

It turns out that the missing tortoise found by Gilbert police is not the tortoise that the resident lost. She promised to care for the tortoise, but is still looking for her 10-pound Sonoran Desert Tortoise, Harriet, originally named Harry — inspired by Harry Potter — until it was discovered to be female.

The African tortoise has now been reunited with its original owner — another Power Ranch resident. But the tortoise of the kind caretaker is still on the loose somewhere — likely moving at a very slow pace.

(torttime would like to note that its likely not as slow as you think!)

Well this sign sucks! so make a new one so your torties can get home safe darn it! 

Gilbert Police spotted one of these speedycreatures making its way along a sidewalk in the Power Ranch subdivision on Thursday. An officer contacted members of the surrounding neighborhood to find out who had lost the 25-pound African Tortoise.

None of the nearby neighbors could recall losing a 25-pound tortoise. Power Ranch staff eventually informed the officer that a resident had reported her tortoise missing a few weeks back.

It turns out that the missing tortoise found by Gilbert police is not the tortoise that the resident lost. She promised to care for the tortoise, but is still looking for her 10-pound Sonoran Desert Tortoise, Harriet, originally named Harry – inspired by Harry Potter – until it was discovered to be female.

The African tortoise has now been reunited with its original owner – another Power Ranch resident. But the tortoise of the kind caretaker is still on the loose somewhere – likely moving at a very slow pace.

(torttime would like to note that its likely not as slow as you think!)

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YAY FOR SAM! This family clearly loves their big guy, so glad to see a boy and his tortoise reunited (and to read that he was extra spoiled after his adventure!)

MODESTO, CA – After four days of searching for their 12-year-old boy, a Modesto family was reunited with their 70-pound tortoise Sam Monday night.

He was found by a neighbor a block away from the family’s home, but they weren’t sure who to call until they saw a story about Sam on Monday’s News10 at 11.

Sam was reunited with his family Monday night in good health after a kind neighbor “spoiled him with every kind of fruit imaginable,” said Edwards-Altadonna.

By Natalie Sentz, nsentz@news10.net

YAY FOR SAM! This family clearly loves their big guy, so glad to see a boy and his tortoise reunited (and to read that he was extra spoiled after his adventure!)

MODESTO, CA – After four days of searching for their 12-year-old boy, a Modesto family was reunited with their 70-pound tortoise Sam Monday night.

He was found by a neighbor a block away from the family’s home, but they weren’t sure who to call until they saw a story about Sam on Monday’s News10 at 11.

Sam was reunited with his family Monday night in good health after a kind neighbor “spoiled him with every kind of fruit imaginable,” said Edwards-Altadonna.

By Natalie Sentz, nsentz@news10.net