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...
Oh no! 🙁 here’s hoping it doesn’t get too cold again.
Warm weather has turtle lovers warning reptiles will come up too soon
The warm weather has turtle lovers worried that the city’s hibernating reptiles will also come up too soon.
“If it doesn’t get cold, they’ll be all right, but if there’s a cold snap, they could die,” said Lorri Cramer, a N.Y.S.-licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society who cares for the city’s sick and injured turtles.
This didn’t queue properly so its a bit late, but good to know things like this happen.
Attention Miami Residents with tortoises/ turtle and other exotic pets! Miami Zoo is doing a great thing. I’d like to comment on the irony of this happening in Miami and its relation to immigration policy but.. I won’t.
Too many exotic pets are abandoned these days and too many rescues are overrun and unable to deal with them. Even more so, people don’t realize that there are places that they can take their animals if they can no longer care for them. Don’t just abandon your pet! Give your pet a chance and find a rescue/clinic/ or other location accepting the animals and finding them good homes.
Miami Zoo holds Amnesty Day!
People who have exotic pets they can no longer handle will have a chance to do what is best for the animals during Nonnative Pet Amnesty Day which is an an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida’s native ecosystems.
The FWC and Zoo Miami will host Exotic Pet Amnesty Day, Saturday March 10th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zoo Miami located at 12400 SW 152nd Street.
Exotic reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and mammals will be accepted; domestic pets will not be accepted.