Mom is still at the art show but sent me pictures of some turtle and tort art that is there. So pretty!

Hey Waffles! You're so adorable!!!!! I"m getting a sulcata soon myself. I can't wait! What can you tell me about raising your kind that will help me! It's just a tiny baby and I want to make sure it's well taken care of!

Hello! We sulcatas are the cutest babies ever! Me and mom learned how to take care of me together but had a lot of help from Tortoise Forum and the Sulcata Station website. There is so much information available that it’s easier for me to send you there than to type it all out. Mom says that she liked to read all the different sulcata posts on Tortoise Forum to see what things were working for healthy torts and how to deal with or recognise sick torts. She found most of the time, the questions she had were already answered! Of course, you can always ask us questions too but I would start at those two sites. Good luck!
Waffles

How I feel when it’s cold and rainy and mom’s not home.

How I feel when it’s cold and rainy and mom’s not home.

Torts are quiet but that’s not to say we don’t think. What do I think about being interrupted by the cat? You can pretty much figure it out.

Hi Waffles! How sensitive are the shells of tortoises? I didn't realize you guys enjoyed scritches on your cute booties so much! (Say hi to Mango for me!)
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Hello! Our shells are a lot more sensitive than people think they are. I love my shell rubs and ask mom for them all the time. I can feel when mom blows the dust off me or if anything like my blanket or food lands on me. We don’t like it when people tap on us or knock on our shells. The next time you see a tort or turtle, make sure to give them a nice shell rub :}

Friend Carl’s supersize hibiscus are blooming! I put on my special feasting hat and got to work nomming.

Friend Carl’s supersize hibiscus are blooming! I put on my special feasting hat and got to work nomming.

Hi Waffles! Just wondering, is there anything wrong with bathing your tortoise every day? Herman has a little tub in my shower and she seems to enjoy laying in the warm while I get ready. I like the company, but I don't want to hurt her (the water is warm, but never hot). As always, you seem to get more adorable every day! Keep up the good work and say hi to Mango for us.

Hi Ellen! I got a bath every day for my first year so I wouldn’t pyramid. I also like having a bath first thing in the morning on cold days. We don’t get them as much in the summer because it’s already humid and mom hoses us down when we’re outside. I don’t see anything wrong with you sharing a bath at all as long as we don’t get chilly when we get out. Mango says hello :}
Waffles

Hey Waffles, I was wondering where you got that mighty fine tortoise bed? I need ideas for Neil's and Speedy's hatchday celebration.

Hello! Mom found it on Ebay. Just type in turtle pet bed :}

A present in the mail for me? What could it be? It’s big and squishy, pretty soft too. I know what it is! It’s a big boy bed! Look at all this room. I can cuddle in here for a good long time :}

Hello Waffles! I have a young Russian tort, he's a few months old, and I've only had him for a month. When I first got him he was very active and was always up and about! But in the past week he's been sleeping almost all day inbetween eating and taking his daily bath. I suspect it may have something to do with the change of season, but I'm worried about him. Is this normal?
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Hello friend! I have heard of sleepy torts, mostly from mom describing us in the winter! It seems a bit early for your tort to be thinking about hibernation so I wonder if maybe it’s quite hot in your area. When it’s hot, me and Mango like to hide and sleep all day because it’s too uncomfortable to roam about and graze. As long as your tort is eating, drinking and doing business as usual, I’m pretty sure he is doing ok. You should check out our friend Katie’s blog. She specializes in Russian torts and knows so much on how to raise them. She also invented the tortoise cozies that our moms all love. The address is:
http://tortaddiction.blogspot.ca
Say hello to your tortie for us.
Waffles