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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Quarantine Diaries: Day 9
I spoke briefly with captain @wafflesworld today via internet communication. It was reassuring to see a friendly shell. He stepped in his food bowl with glee as we discussed the plans that would continue once this crisis is over.
Zoya thinks the placement of her water bowl disturbs the flow of her enclosure. So she is trying to move it.
Spring is here! Even Zoya’s special boy shell @jeffmusk was out and about this weekend. Look at those dandies!
As I was getting ready earlier (cleaning toward the mirror to do my eyeliner as you do) Wiggles decided to weave between my feet and sit there like the little awkward shelled turd he is. #tortoise #wiggles #cptwiggles
Zoya picked out a special birthday card for her auntie, machaswicket . I think she might have had an ulterior motive when she picked it. She wants auntie to take her camping! And ya know, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Zoya heard it was Kirby’s ( thewhimsyturtle ) 1st birthday and she couldn’t let it pass without sending a big celebratory HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH! She got all dolled up in her birthday hat and picked the best Hibiscus in the garden as a gift (she may have eated it but there are more.. sorry Kirby :s )
Happy Birthday / Adoption Day Kirby! Keep being adorable and making trouble! #Turtpocalypse is counting on you! 😀