He loves his naps
We do too! Both the human and the shell half of us 😀
Sometimes achieving your goals doesn’t feel quite like you thought it would.
Thank you all so much. Just an update, he’s doing well. I’ve been feeding him tiny shrimp and he loves them! Also he’s eating the baby turtle pellets I got, so he’s getting plenty of calcium now as well as protein. I moved him to a larger tub, and I am getting him into a proper tank this weekend. That way he can really swim around and grow big and strong before we release him. I’m also going to try and find a vet in the area. I have contacted a wildlife shelter to see what they say.
yay! So glad to hear it. please keep us updated 😀
“You can’t play with a tortoise.”
FRICKIN WATCH ME
Humans always underestimate us. They just need to give us the right incentive! We’re not gonna waste our time with silly fur beast toys. Give us nom balls!
Meet Gamagorath! My boyfriend and i rescued him from an idiot who picked him up in the wild and wanted to keep him. Unfortunately, he had been in captivity for four months, without any sources of food besides green vegetables (I do know snappers need insects as well). I’m in over my head here… I don’t know what to do. I want to release him but he’s very small and I want to fatten him up but winter is coming… any advice you have would be of great help! Love your blog. We humbly request your guidance Zoya
PS his full name is Gamagorath eater of souls. He will be a great warrior of the turtpocalypse
Hello! Gamagorath and human friends!!! Thanks for messaging us! Zoya appreciates your kind words, she’s happy to know others see the greatness she sees when she looks in the mirror heeheee
Wow you are one gorgeous little one aren’t you, Garmagorath! He is probably very thankful to be out of the hands of that kidnapper! Way to rescue him! Its so sad that people think they have the right to just snatch an animal from its habitat for their own amusement. Its simply not ok. Ever.
So, my instinct is to get that little one back to his habitat. That’s my instinct, but we don’t have any real experience with snapping turtles and unfortunately can’t say for sure that its safe after 4 months in captivity. I would think that Garmagorath is young enough that he might be able to integrate just fine, but I’m hoping some of the turtle/ snapper experts here on reptiblr can give you some better advice!
We do know that snapping turtle care is very detailed, not at all ‘easy’ (no turtle or tortoise care is really easy..), getting their diet and husbandry right is vital to their health and survival. Also? They grow pretty large and need to be handled appropriately (cause they’re snappers! snap those fingers look like noms!)
Here is a care sheet from the Chicago Exotic Vet Hospital. We can’t verify how great the info is here but we’ve heard good things about the hospitals work with turtles and torts so its the closest to a reputable care sheet I’m able to give you. http://www.exoticpetvet.com/breeds/Common%20Snapping%20Turtle.htm
Again we’re not snapper experts (we do think they’re awesome but sadly heart eyes aren’t the expertise you need! ha). I’d say, if at all possible, return your new friend to the wild (he’ll tell all his snapper friends how awesome you and your boyfriend are and you’ll definitely be on the right side of the turtpocalypse!) Keep checking this post and hopefully some of the awesome folks with snapper experience will have better/ more detailed advice for you!
How about it, reptiblr, anyone with snapper experience that can help Gamagorath and his human rescuers out??
Chow time!! #naturepics #naturenerd #nerdyfornature #naturephotography #wildlife #animals #reptile #tortoise #dinnertime #nomnomnom #cuteness
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
“Humom went away for a few days. I guess I kinda missed her a little.”
Pretty sure there’s no better welcome home than this.
Back to our epic trip! I was not interested in being in my box. I just wanted to feel safe and watch Mom. We were almost halfway through Arizona but I was grumpy.
She just wanted to say HI! 😀 (and yeah, she’s pretty much winning a cute).