Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Turtles and Earth Day

This week our baby box turtle, Casper, was reunited with Planet Earth. After living in a {dry} aquarium for all her life {about 1 1/2 years} she has graduated to the atrium where she is free to roam {within reason} and feel the earth beneath her little turtle feet.
 
And this week our box turtle, Rexy was reunited with a turtle friend. When he came to live with us two years ago this month, he left the company of many turtle friends. Now that Casper is old enough to be outside, Rex has some company again.

Now, whether or not turtles really want company is something I don't know, but Rex was certainly not shy about his plans for Cas. He wants to be good friends. Real good friends.

Baby Cas seemed to take everything in stride.

Our turtle source {hi Dana!} brings their baby turtles in when they are hatched and keeps them safe inside through the first winter or two until she's comfortable that they'll survive hibernation. We knew that Cas would become an outdoor turtle this spring, and hopefully she'll be fine once winter rolls around.

 So far she seems pretty happy with her new living arrangements.

Though not officially an Earth Day post, I do want to remind
us to be kind to our dear planet. Read about ways you can help
by clicking here.

15 comments:

Susi said...

This post so makes me want a pet turtle. The husband would so not approve so I'll just enjoy yours through photos and blog posts.

scrappyjacky said...

She looks so at home out there,Deb.

Karen said...

They look very happy in their new home!

Karen said...

I love Caspers grinning little face x

alexa said...

Super photos with great angles - happy turtles in all that lush greenery ... Brings a smile to my face!

Audrey said...

Oh MY gosh, Deb....I can't even stand the cuteness. I mean that first picture is killing me. And Rexy wanting to be really good friends? Ha! I love it. What a happy, happy post!

Audrey said...

Oh MY gosh, Deb....I can't even stand the cuteness. I mean that first picture is killing me. And Rexy wanting to be really good friends? Ha! I love it. What a happy, happy post!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ahhh, Cas and Rexy are so adorable. You make me want to have a pet turtle. They are really adorable.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Rexy looks enormous, but I think I'm a little squeamish about the whole idea of turtle s*x!
Rinda

Gail said...

She looks so comfortable in her new home!

Sian said...

Cute post!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Such a cute post. May baby Cas be very happy in the great outdoors.

Ruth said...

Really lovely set of photos.

Becky said...

Lovely photos, glad they want to be friends!

Margaret said...

I'm so glad little cas has found a good home and lots of room to roam

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