Since it’s the last day of the first Simblreen weekend, here’s the famed dressed up turtle picture I was sending out. Sweet little dragon. August looks so cute!
Maybe next weekend I’ll send out a picture of his very first costume. 👀👀👀
Taking my adopted turtle to the vet for the first time because the fussy little man hasn’t eaten anything in a month. Any tips for turtle vet trips? My turt hasn’t traveled since I adopted him several years ago, so I wanna make sure he’s comfy on the drive! It’s chilly here in Ohio right now and he’s a Red-Eared Slider.
Hi! Well in general you want to keep him warm. I’m in Massachusetts so I totally feel ya on the chilly part. I usually use one of those heat patches (non chemical) that you can get at the pharmacy and stick it inside the carrier where it can make heat but not directly touch them.
I have a medium-sized weekend bag I use to transport Zoya, it has a pocket and I usually put the heat pack in there or on the side of the bag. I then put a big blanket inside. you’ll want to take it out and let it start warming up a bit before putting it in the carrier. it takes like 10/15 min to heat up.
Some torts are fine with car rides some are not. You’ll want to be able to close it up some so no escapes happen mid-car ride. I like to give Zoya the option to burrow down and hide in the blankets. In general, keeping them from being overstimulated by all the outside stuff is the best way to reduce stress.. so they feel like they’re just sleeping.
With Zoya, sometimes she sleeps, sometimes she looks out of the corners like a curious tort, and sometimes ( definitely the first time) she didn’t like it and ended up peeing all over the blanket . So I would also bring a towel or separate blanket for clean up/switch out on the way home. Either way, you want them safe, warm, and and to minimize stress as much as possible.
I hope this helps! Maybe others have some suggestions?
Hananas the Tortoise exploring my garden: isn’t she lovely?
She’s the most lovely!
A stranded 600lb (227kg) turtle was returned to the Atlantic Ocean with a little help from some volunteers.
The leatherback turtle got stuck in a mudflat alongside a river in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Volunteers will track the turtle for 30 days to see if it survives.
sleep tight, little one🌛💤
sweetest dreams shell friend!
so many babies, such a hard working mama
this turtle’s name is syrup.
Turtle/Tortoise fact #2
The upper shell of a turtle or tortoise is called the carapace, while the bottom shell is called the plastron!
its true! check it out!
Also note that they cannot get out of their shells no matter how many cartoons say otherwise.