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...
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Im getting a new vivarium for Mouse soon. I was thinking of doing a custom background, like you see for beardies and snakes a lot. Build in some hides maybe? Has anyone done this before, would love to see some photos if so.
Who needs a groundhog when you’ve got Mojave Max!?
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Groundhog Day is over, and the furry guy predicts an early spring, but the desert has its own version of this annual event, and it’s hosted by a not- so-furry mascot.
Mojave Max, a desert tortoise who lives at Springs Preserve, has been marking the beginning of spring and teaching students about desert conservation for over 20 years.
Every fall, when the weather cools off, Max goes into a reptile version of hibernation, called brumation, by entering his burrow and staying there until the weather begins to warm up.
To make his eventual emergence even more exciting, the Clark County Desert Conservation Program organizes a contest for students from kindergarten to fifth grade, giving them the chance to win prizes if they can guess when Mojave Max will come out of his burrow.
While of course, we love our furry groundhog friends, we think Mojave Max is the one that really knows what’s up. Lets make some guesses as to when he’ll emerge this year? Winner gets a certificate of turtpocalypse awesomeness! What’d ya think??