Humom gives me the best head scratches ever cause she wuvs me the most (even if she does make me go in the bath).

“Oh yeah, right there.. right there…I wuv you mama.” 

Humom gives me the best head scratches ever cause she wuvs me the most (even if she does make me go in the bath).

“Oh yeah, right there.. right there…I wuv you mama.” 

Humom gives me the best head scratches ever cause she wuvs me the most (even if she does make me go in the bath).

“Oh yeah, right there.. right there…I wuv you mama.” 

salaamender:

tort-time:

salaamender:

UM

MY FRIEND FOUND A TORTOISE IN A BOX ON CAMPUS

WE BROUGHT IT INTO OUR ASTRONOMY CLASS BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

HELP?

Hey! You should definitely put out some flyers/emails to see if its anyones shell.. but that sounds like abandonment and not sure that human needs ownership of that shell back. Where are you located? Unless you’re really ready to do all the research on the type of tortoise, and create a proper enclosure for him or her, you’ll probably want to contact a rescue in your area that might be able to find a good home for him/her. 

We figured it had been abandoned cause it was in a box. It was pretty big (I’d say maybe six or seven inches long) and it was one of those turtles with the red on the sides of their heads (Red eared Slider?). We kept it with us for the rest of class, though we were careful to not touch it too much and wash our hands when we did because we’d heard you can get salmonella from turtles/tortoises. The guy who found it told us he would take it to a pet store as soon as he could. I don’t think there are any turtle or tortoise rescues locally, so that was the best he could do. I’m not sure what happened after that. Thanks for the information though!

No problem! You guys are great for not leaving it there and being careful and all that. If the guy that found it hasn’t taken it to a pet store yet, depending on where you are, there’s a pretty big network of turtle and tortoise people that help get these guys to a place they can be cared for properly. In any case,  I’m sure that turtle (does sound like a red eared slider) is grateful you all found and kept an eye on him/her. Glad to know there are ppl like you guys out there doing what they can. 😀 

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.