allcreaturessmall:

Bittersweet day today. Three of our snapping turtle babies are going to their adoptive home. It’s a good thing – the new owner has ample facilities for them at maturity and is a very experienced reptile keeper. This will leave ACS with two snapping turtles, which is a more manageable number. But I’ve had these guys since they were freshly hatched, and I’ve grown quite attached. Happy tails, little ones.

puppiesareforever:

S’more is a gift to us all

Note, I did not take off the seal from the bow so it is not sticky; it’s just balancing on S’more’s shell in the picture 🙂 also, following the picture I immediately let him have fun and walk around

Another note, the nail polish was from a caretaker who is not myself. I would never have done that to my tortoise son and I’ve tried countless times to get it off gently, but it seems like we just have to wait it out.

Rescuers found an unlikely animal in need of evacuation at a remote location amid the raging Northern California wildfires. When a search-and-rescue team found the 200-pound, 85-year-old tortoise Friday, they quickly gathered a crew, led by Napa County Animal Services, to relocate the animal, according

tort-time:

“No Tortoise Left Behind”

Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals being rescued from the flooding in Texas and we’re glad to hear it! This Sulcata tortoise may not be excited about being on a boat, but he sure is lucky he’s out of the water.

“This tortoise was rescued Wednesday on a tugboat by Aaron Jayjack during historic flooding in the city. He looks a bit discombobulated … albeit safely aboard and secure.” – (Via TMZ)

Aaron Jayjack, you will always hold a place of honor with the #turtpocalypse.

We hope all of our Texas shell friends, and all friends and family, are safe and sound. We are sending all the good energy your way. 

If you have anything to spare here are some ways to help Texas:

For All

Just to name a few… Please feel free to add to this list! 

Editing to add another great rescue (Via KOTV news on 6

It took 2 people to load him into the truck but Goliath, the 31-year-old sulcata tortoise, was rescued along with many of his furry neighbors. 

tort-time:

“No Tortoise Left Behind”

Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals being rescued from the flooding in Texas and we’re glad to hear it! This Sulcata tortoise may not be excited about being on a boat, but he sure is lucky he’s out of the water.

“This tortoise was rescued Wednesday on a tugboat by Aaron Jayjack during historic flooding in the city. He looks a bit discombobulated … albeit safely aboard and secure.” – (Via TMZ)

Aaron Jayjack, you will always hold a place of honor with the #turtpocalypse.

We hope all of our Texas shell friends, and all friends and family, are safe and sound. We are sending all the good energy your way. 

If you have anything to spare here are some ways to help Texas:

For All

Just to name a few… Please feel free to add to this list! 

Editing to add another great rescue (Via KOTV news on 6

It took 2 people to load him into the truck but Goliath, the 31-year-old sulcata tortoise, was rescued along with many of his furry neighbors. 

“No Tortoise Left Behind”

Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals being rescued from the flooding in Texas and we’re glad to hear it! This Sulcata tortoise may not be excited about being on a boat, but he sure is lucky he’s out of the water.

“This tortoise was rescued Wednesday on a tugboat by Aaron Jayjack during historic flooding in the city. He looks a bit discombobulated … albeit safely aboard and secure.” – (Via TMZ)

Aaron Jayjack, you will always hold a place of honor with the #turtpocalypse.

We hope all of our Texas shell friends, and all friends and family, are safe and sound. We are sending all the good energy your way. 

If you have anything to spare here are some ways to help Texas:

For All

Just to name a few… Please feel free to add to this list! 

“No Tortoise Left Behind”

Dogs and cats aren’t the only animals being rescued from the flooding in Texas and we’re glad to hear it! This Sulcata tortoise may not be excited about being on a boat, but he sure is lucky he’s out of the water.

“This tortoise was rescued Wednesday on a tugboat by Aaron Jayjack during historic flooding in the city. He looks a bit discombobulated … albeit safely aboard and secure.” – (Via TMZ)

Aaron Jayjack, you will always hold a place of honor with the #turtpocalypse.

We hope all of our Texas shell friends, and all friends and family, are safe and sound. We are sending all the good energy your way. 

If you have anything to spare here are some ways to help Texas:

For All

Just to name a few… Please feel free to add to this list! 

charlotte-bowyer:

It’s been almost seven years since I got this dork. He was so happy when we took him from a woodchip filled vivarium to a proper table with soil substrate, and he has enriched our lives so much. I got him a dandelion flower for his birthday. Can’t believe he’s turning ten already! They grow up so fast. ;’) 

Happy birthday Fitzy!!!

Happy Birthday, Fitzy!!!

I’m so happy you found a forever home with humans willing ti give you the care you need to grow happy and healthy! It’s incredible what a difference proper husbandry makes.  Heres to another 10 years!

Friends! Have you seen the adorable pancake tortoises  @courtnashe  has shared with us? Well, she has created an incredibly well-researched care sheet for those looking to care for Pancake tortoises!

Pancake Tortoise Care Sheet  http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/pancake-care-sheet.159222/

Finding a quality care sheet based on well-researched information and experience is vital to raising a happy and healthy tort. Check this care sheet out and share it with anyone caring for or looking to care for pancake tortoises!

In related news: 

We are starting a master list of quality care sheets! There’s an incredible amount of bad information out there on how to care for turtles and torts and sadly that information seems to be what’s most accessible and most frequently put in the hands of first-time owners.  So, let’s band together and create a place where you can find quality care sheets on as many species of turtles and tortoises as possible!  

If you know of a quality, thorough, and well-researched care sheet for a particular species of turtle or tortoise send them along! We’re trying to verify the quality of information of everything we put on the list so all input is helpful. If you’re interested in helping out with this project, please message as well!