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...
Brightening up your Monday with bonus close-ups of my birthday cake CHOMPs! Mom took lots of photos, of course!
Thank you for all your birthday wishes, friends! We are amazed and so touched by all the love you sent me! Thank you for helping make my birthday the best ever!
Bonus radicchio blep!
Talk to the footie! I am busy CHOMPing radicchio here!
A fruitful watermelon CHOMP!
The biggest happiest belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our shell friend Kirby! We can’t believe you’re seven already! We remember when you were barely the size of grape and now your shell is matching your personality (and your legendary grump)! We are all growing into such wise and good looking shells. Our humans better watch out. Together we’ll be great enough to dominate the world and nap at the same time!
Mommy showed me that it’s easier to nom the pointy end, but after a few bites, I went back to trying (and failing) to nom the big fat juicy part. Why must nomming be so hard?!
This old video of me trying to nom my first strawberry now has over 100,000 views!! We don’t know why this video suddenly started getting a lot of views this year, but I feel like a YouTube star now! 🎥🌟🍓🐢
(Click on the other parts to see more photos and gifs!)
A clip from this old video of me is in a Google ad!! (I make an appearance at 0:14!)
My first strawberry video is also now up to more than 500,000 views!? 😮 I’m a shellebrity!! 🎥🌟🍓🐢
YOU GUYS!! KIRBY IS A TV SHELLEBRITY!!!!!! Check out his first TV COMMERCIAL! YAY KIRBY!
Three and a half years ago, @tort-time made me my very own monogrammed cape. My cape was a little big for me, so with all the growing I have been doing, Mom thought it was high time for me to try on my cape again.
Turns out Mom underestimated how much I’ve grown—big time: My cape is WAY too small for me now! In fact, even Lunchbox’s big cape is too small for me now!
Oh my goodness, we are teary eyed seeing these pictures! We remember trying to crochet the tiniest cape for you, Kirby! You were not much bigger than a Christmas light! We tried to guess measurements but couldn’t conceive of tiny Kirby! Now you are big and strong! Lunch box would be so proud to see you bursting out of his cape!! Grow Kirby, grow!
This year’s last Tortie Scouts badge is Archaeology! I love digging! My favorite thing to unearth is, of course, noms. But after that, I like meeting my ancient ancestors. I wish I could grow as big as Carbonemys cofrinii! I didn’t find Carbonemys, but I did find these two ancient tortles. (Anything older than me is ancient!) Rock turtle was very nice, but I couldn’t stop staring at the shiny gold tortoise!
Beaches are next to the ocean, and the ocean means pirates. Pirates mean treasure! On my first trip to the beach, I went treasure hunting in the sand. Beach sand is so much fun to dig in! For some reason, Mom kept dragging me out of my nice burrows. Sheesh, Mom!
Tiny Treasure hunting Tortie!! Kirby, I think you ARE the hidden treasure!