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...
Here’s a little something I don’t think I, or anyone in my family has ever posted about. We have a big ass turtle that lives in our house. It’s name is Taco and Taco will probably out live us all, I think I’ll take Taco out to spend time in the sun tomorrow. #taco #turtle #adayinthesun #evillejs #evillejscreepycloset #evansville (at Eville J’s Creepy Closet) https://www.instagram.com/p/B0C_zv2l6sv/?igshid=o8h2k7elmqkx
tiny, adorable baby Hingeback Tortoise (Kinixys erosa) was born in our
This species is native to the rainforests of
Western and Central Africa where it is threatened by hunting for food
and the pet trade, as well as habitat loss by deforestation due to
agriculture and logging.
Box turtles are small, terrestrial chelonians with a unique hinged shell enabling them to completely withdraw their head and legs into the shell and close like a box. The tortoise tends to be larger, and the shell does not hinge. Most turtles prefer moist environments, where as, the tortoise tends to be found in dry environments. To know about general disease of the Turtle and Tortoise, visit: https://goo.gl/9MFPrm or contact us @ 281-332-5612.