Wisdom From The Experts Pt 4 & 5 Two Turtle and Tort experts, two related pieces of wisdom to share about turtle and tortoise anatomy! Lori Neuman-Lee, PhD (@CheloniaGirl ), prof at Utah State University, says – “I wish people knew that turtles can’t come out of their shells…because their shells are part of their...
Words of Wisdom from the Experts Pt 3- “I wish people knew how smart turtles are. They learn quickly where their food comes from; if from a human then they learn that specific person” Is what Michelle Kelly (@MichelleKellyCW), public speaker about Reptiles and amphibians, wishes more people knew about turtles and tortoises. Those of...
Words of wisdom from the experts pt 2 Check out this INCREDIBLE photo by Amanda Hipps, @biophilamanda, one of the experts who responded to our #worldturtleday question. Amanda studies the animals that live in gopher tortoise burrows. In case you didn’t know, gopher tortoise burrows are home to hundreds of other animals. Their status as endangered directly...
This year, in honor of #WorldTurtleDay, we asked herpetologists, biologists, rescues, and rehabbers, to tell us what they wish more people knew about Turtles and Tortoises. Starting today we’ll be sharing a few responses a day! Let’s learn more about the animals we love from people who have devoted their lives to protecting them. Biologist...
He went to see a vet this Friday, and my suspicions of RI have sadly been confirmed. Thankfully, we caught it fairly early, so he is very likely to make a full recovery.
We’re waiting for the results of his culture swab to know which antibiotic will be most effective against his infection(s). Then, he’ll be getting his meds subcutaneously.
Also got his fecal sample out, to see how badly he’s infested by parasites.We’ll deal with them too.
For now, he’s going to spend every night indoors in a heated tub, and only come out into his pen on warm days, until he’s good and clear of his RI.
This morning was cold and foggy, so I let him have a free run of the room where his tub is (which is also free of snakes, so they stay healthy!) until it warmed up outside. He was quite active and was inspecting the perimeter, and even had a few bites to eat!
Right now, he’s sunning himself in his outdoor enclosure until the evening, when he’ll come back in to sleep in his cozy tub.
Wish Pebble to get well soon, y’all!
Oh no! Hang in there, Pebble! So glad you have awesome human to make sure you get all the right medicine and lots of snuggles. sending lots of good thoughts for a speedy recovery!