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IT’S A TORTIE BEACH PARTY!!! And you thought your summer was awesome… you got nothing on these shells! 

(Via @bob.the.tort on Instagram)

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The outdoor enclosure I made for my 5 year old Sulcata tortoise, Tortellini. The plants are all safe for consumption for sulcatas. The burrow is a trash can cut in half, and there is a underground heating cable below it. The water feature will have a filter. I’m letting the plants grow in before I let his lawnmower ass attack them. The last pic is the star himself 🐢

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Some more great pet photography from my wife, this time of our rescue Hermann’s tortoise, Gus!

Found throughout southern Europe, Testudo hermanni have been a heavyweight champion in the reptile community for decades. Rarely growing larger than 7½ inches, it’s important to remember that these adorable tortoises are a long-term commitment — the oldest known specimen from the UK lived over 130 years! 🐢

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Happy Birthday To ME! 

Humom started my birthday celebration right on time with a super awesome tortie birthday cake! Layers of chicory, cactus fruit and DANDELIONS!!  I made sure to pick all the dandelions out of the cake first because I have PRIORITIES. yep.

I didn’t nom my whole cake cause I knew what was coming. Presents AND my yearly apple slice!!! I loooooove my yearly apple slice the most. Humom says I can’t have too much sugar so it is only a special birthday treat.

I tried to be a well-mannered tort and sniff all my gifts before climbing onto the apple in joy. I got a new UVB/A bulb so I can keep growing healthy and strong, some heat pad thingies in case of power outages (this is like getting underwear for Christmas ma.. wheres the fun stuff!), a new orange friend (doesn’t smell nomable), A PUMPKIN! for fun carving times later this month, AND  AN APPLE that will become my apple slice!

As soon as humom cut it up I gave her my biggest NOOOMS!! smile before shoving my face on it.  I was so excited I even shared a little with humom (not a lot.. just a little). It was glorious! All that excitement really wore me out so when humom went to change my bulb I crawled under my pillow and took a quality birthday nap!