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