Author: Tort Time

gigayak:

There is a saying in Japanese, “虎穴に入らずんば虎子を得ず。- koketsu ni irazunba koji wo ezu

This means ‘If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub’ i.e. nothing ventured nothing gained.
This turtle who I call Michaelangelo (because he’s a party dude) is imbued with this spirit. Look at him.
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#hiroshima #japanesegarden #turtle #turtlepower #turtlelover #wanderlust #travelgram #instatravel #japan #nippon #instagood #japan_of_insta #animallover #animals #beautiful #love #nature #natural #natureporn #animalphotography #animals #animals_captures #animalsofinsta #ファッション #ファインダー越しの私の世界 #写真好きな人と繋がりたい #インスタ映え #いいね返し #かわいい #可愛い (at Hiroshima Prefecture)
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sweet-slither-friend:

Harold blep compilation

Tortie tongue compilation is WIN!

wafflesworld:

Waffles and Mango are outside so I’m going to sneak into their pen! I wonder what I will find? Maybe they have hidden snacks or cool toys! Now if I can just get over the doorway.

So close Tortellini! just one more shove and you’re in! 

jhara-ivez:

Inktober day 2!!!

Short explanation:
I had a turtle back in Spain, she still lives with my family. And holy hell, small turtle-breeds are one of the most mindless creatures on earth. They don’t even notice when their stomach is full, they just continue eating. Also falling down from high rocks? Trying to dig through rocks even though there is earth and sand right next to them?
Yes, they are adorable. But if they hadn’t their shell I swear they’d be extinct already.

typhlonectes:

Can desert tortoises and solar arrays co-exist?
   

One solar energy facility in southern Nevada is helping to answer that question

Large scale solar energy facilities provide relatively clean energy
and create jobs and access to electricity in rural communities. However,
substantial tracts of land are typically needed to capture the sun’s
energy, and the environmental footprint of such projects can be
considerable.

Continued development of solar facilities on previously undisturbed
land could threaten natural ecosystems through habitat loss and
fragmentation, leading to reduced biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.

Similar to other eco-regions characterized by harsh environmental
conditions, the Mojave is considered a hotspot for threatened and
endangered species. The Mojave Desert tortoise, for example, has been
listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1990…

Read more: https://www.fws.gov/cno/newsroom/highlights/2019/solar_panels_and_tortoises/

Soaking up the last days of warm weather like it’s her job. Zoya living her best life. 😍

lil-shiva:

Tiny taini tortoise 🐢

tis-i-cthulhu:

rest

rambosaysso:

Irwin is too handsome for just one Happy Halloween picture.

We are DED from the cute! Irwin you are the most handsome boy in all the land!

chronically-something:

This is Zoya Pants!  She’s a Russian tortoise, not a cat (in case the enjoyment of a box of paper was confusing).  She also has ridiculous climbing ability and problem solving (plotting) skills that help her get into trouble (not that she needs any help). 

She plays a mean game of peekaboo and does a very good job hogging the blanket. 

She will try to convince you that no one feeds her and you need to bring her snacks. Don’t believe her. She definitely just ate. 

Despite her love of trouble, she does a very good job being a nurse tort for her human who has a chronic illness and gets chemo regularly. 

And she knows just when to pop her little head out of the dirt to say “HI!”, making bad days a whole lot better. 

We hope this makes you smile!! And hope tomorrow is a little less sad than today <3 <3 

lilithqualcosa:

I’m pretty sad today, would you guys mind sharing a pic of your pets and maybe a fun fact about them?