From the cover story of this months Teen Pet Star, Shell Edition: 

Being a beautiful shell is hard. Its important to take lots of naps, get a good number of hours basking under the uvb lamp, and eat a healthy diet of calcium rich greens. Doing this will ensure your scutes don’t get wrinkles. (Also? humans can’t resist us when we’re napping in their arms.)

cosytealights:

#sleepyhead #tortoise #hadabath #naptime #cutie #snuggled #cosy

Hey it’s Toby again!

Tobias is a good boy, eating his kale 🙂

(tort-time commentary – a good growing boy with a fabulous shell! I see a climber in the making… watch out human he’ll grow bigger and stronger and soon he’ll be climbing stairs like they’re pebbles!! <3 <3  Thanks for the submission you handsome shell you! Keep em coming! ) 

Zoya is climbing out of her enclosure to give her humom a snuggle and apologize to you all for the late responses to asks. Humom is so silly and wants to respond in detail, but its not happing on time cause she has had a really rough week. As usual, it takes a wise and agile shell to set her straight. 

She’s drawn up some enclosure schematics and promises to get posting them as soon as she gets a good night sleep (hopefully in her bed and not on the couch, cause she snores, and this spidey shell needs her beauty rest! Best guess on timing is tomorrow or Wednesday… she’s like a tortoise stereotype „, so slow. gaw. ) 

Oh, and she says thanks to all who send aks and submissions. They make Tort-time extra awesome. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

tortsandturts:

chalkandwater:

Lonesome George (c. 1912 – June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.

From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood.

Always worth a reblog.

Agreed. Always reblog. 

Lonesome George. Legend. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with. 

troubleturtles:

After all of this time… all the fun we had Tom decided to leave me and I never heard from him again.

BEWARE OF TOM THE TURTLE

He will use you and your love

DO NOT LET HIM IN YOUR HOME

(there are captions… btw)

Just one example of why you should know who your shell babies are hanging out with.