Going for a car ride to aunt Heather and aunt Charlie’s house. They are going to watch us while mom and dad take an overnight vacation. I like it when mom doesn’t have to drive, then I get to look out the window!

Today I did some maintenance on our home. I gave it a thorough walk through and found the new sprouts. I sampled a few and then went to the loft. I ate any crumbs left up there from earlier snacks and then went back to the sprouts. I fertilized them well so they would continue to grow. After all my work, I checked on Mango and had a nap with her.

Today I did some maintenance on our home. I gave it a thorough walk through and found the new sprouts. I sampled a few and then went to the loft. I ate any crumbs left up there from earlier snacks and then went back to the sprouts. I fertilized them well so they would continue to grow. After all my work, I checked on Mango and had a nap with her.

Hi waffles :) i have a little baby russian tortoise and i love to take him out and let him sleep on me sometimes. But the thing is, he keeps doing the toilet on me! I was wondering if that continues into adulthood, or if it's just a baby tort thing? :c
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Hi friend! I have heard about torties who like to pee on their people. I occasionally pee on mom but that’s only because I love her. Maybe your tortie is nervous and needs to get used to you more. I would recommend having cuddles a bit more every day. Don’t forget to put a towel down though so it gets wet instead of you. Good luck!
Waffles

Good morning friends! Me and Mango are having a relaxing morning with time on the heating pad after our bath. Mango will likely leave in awhile to sit on mom’s shoulder. She’s spoiled like that.

Good morning friends! Me and Mango are having a relaxing morning with time on the heating pad after our bath. Mango will likely leave in awhile to sit on mom’s shoulder. She’s spoiled like that.

Hi Waffles! I have a question for you: Is it hard for you to carry around that heavy shell, or do you like carrying your shell everywhere?

Hi friend! I guess I’ve never really thought about it because I’ve had it my whole life. I think it would be wierd to not have my shell though. I would feel so light it would seem like I’m floating away at first! It does come in handy though when I need to move Mango out of the way. So I guess I would say that I don’t mind my shell. After all, it is a part of me!
Waffles

ellenkirkpatrick replied to your photo post Hi Waffles! Just wondering, how warm does it have to be before your mom takes you outside?

Hi ellenkirkpatrick! Yesterday it was 10° outside (that’s about 52 for my American friends). The sun was warm and bright so mom let us spend about 15 minutes out. It’s still too cold to be out for long so she checked that we were still warm every few minutes. We hoped we could go out again today but there was a snowstorm last night! Stupid snow!
Waffles

I went outside for the first time since November yesterday! The grass was wet but I didn’t care because I got to sample a seasonal delicacy. Snowbanks! They are crunchy and cool and I can eat a bunch without getting full. Yum!

I went outside for the first time since November yesterday! The grass was wet but I didn’t care because I got to sample a seasonal delicacy. Snowbanks! They are crunchy and cool and I can eat a bunch without getting full. Yum!

i love you waffles

Thank you friend! You’re pretty cute too!
Waffles

How quickly are you growing? I know Sulcatas get to be quite large, but how long will it be until you are fully grown? Do you have to eat a lot to get so big?

Hello friend! I am growing like a monster! At least that’s what mom says. I came home to live with mom last March but she didn’t start to weigh me until June. My first weigh in I was 65 grams. This month when mom weighed me I was 576 grams! She thinks I will be close to full grown at around ten years old. I’m only 1 right now. As for eating, I do love to eat! I don’t eat as much as the dogbeasts do but I’m sure as I grow, my appetite will too :)
Waffles

Hi Waffles! You said your substrate is 2 in. of topsoil covered with Reptibark. Does this help keep you properly hydrated? I have two 8-month-old sulcatas (Bruno and Scuttlebutt say "Hi!" to you and Mango btw). I have tried a couple of different substrates, but most recently I've had them on just Reptibark. I'm beginning suspect that they are not being properly hydrated (even with a water dish and daily warm soaks) and are showing the early signs of the dreaded P word. Thank you for your help!

Hi @dookiemuncher! Mom has been cursing the lack of humidity in our house all winter now. Expecially when she’s always getting shocks from everything she touches. How mom has dealt with lack of humidity is to give us out soak every morning for about 20 minutes. We also have a very nice walk in water dish that we drink from but can soak in too. Mom found that reptibark alone can dryout quickly which is why she added soil. She pours water into our home so the soil gets nice and wet because it dries out that day. Even with the reptifogger running, mom feels like she’s fighting a losing battle until she can turn off the furnace and open the windows again. Oh, another thing she does is spray us down during the day with the spray bottle. I like that. Just keep giving your torties soaks and drinks until the humidity returns.
Waffles