Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995)

we don’t usually get political but today many of our US-based humans iare afraid. They are afraid their country is becoming a giant, angry, reality tv show and they are about to be fired (and lose their health care, their housing, ruin the environment, and generally watch an orange guy start some crazy war via twitter).  

We think It’s time to speed up the #turtpocalypse. Clearly, we can’t leave the earth to these silly humans anymore.

So, until we all finish our noms and naps and get into action mode, Gamera! Guardian of the Universe is on his way to intervene. He is friend of the children and I’m pretty sure the rest of us can’t fly…  That’s gotta be better than the human craziness.


jellybunny-x submitted to thewhimsyturtle:

My little lady, is five years old and is a huge fan of the blog. 😀

Hello, beautiful little lady!  Thank you for the love!  We are so excited to meet another Russian tortoise—and another Zoya (like Zoya Pants), too!!  This can’t be a coincidence:  Clearly, Zoya is the name of awesomeness!!

Whoa! ayou’re Zoya too??? Zoya is the name of shell-stardom… glory!…. turtpocalyptic skills!! 


The “I Probably Shouldn’t Own Turtles” Starter Pack

This post is not pretty but it is SO important. 

you MUST do research before adopting a turtle or tortoise. Know their housing needs, temperature needs, and proper diet. The majority of ‘care sheets’ handed out at pet stores are completely inaccurate. Those “starter kits” that pet stores sell? They are death sentences for your shell friends. They grow, they grow A LOT. Know how big your shell will grow, make sure you can accommodate their needs for many MANY years and at their biggest potential size. They might be fine for a month or two,  but not for long and the outcome is sick, dead and/or disposed of turtles and torts.

A little research, talking with experienced keepers, and you can find the right info for your shell and create a home that works for them and for you, probably for less money than those kits cost and a happy, healthy shell friend is the gift you’ll get every day for a very very long time.  If you aren’t willing to do that? You shouldn’t own a turtle or tortoise. End of story.