THIS IS BASIL (rhymes with “dazzle,” for anyone else like me who says the herb like “bay-zull”)
HE IS MY NEW BABY <3 and he’s only like an inch-and-a-half long!! :’)
this video shows him discovering the ultimate ecstasy that apparently is timothy hay. no, it’s not sped up; i have never seen a tortoise move so fast in my life.
he has the most beautiful shell. if there were tortoise shows like there are dog shows, he could win one.
he’s still a bit shy and hisses at me if i move too suddenly, but he did eat a little bit out of my hand earlier, and i’m sure we’ll be old friends in no time.
i love him… so much… so, so much… i cried on the way home from the breeders’ because he’s so cute…
im so excited to spend what will hopefully be the next forty years with you, basil!! <3 <3