Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Making Hay

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When a boy turtle wakes up from his long winter hibernation, believe it or not, food is not the first thing on his mind.

He is thinking about one thing and one thing only – finding a lady box turtle to make eggs with.

While it can be a pretty big deal to a lady box turtle to have eggs, since she has to carry them and lay them, to a boy box turtle, the only real commitment he needs to make is to, well, um, make hay while the sun shines. So to speak.

Then, the deed being done, off he goes again, with his mind finally free to focus on dinner.

Of course, when you are a captive box turtle like Bruce, there are no lady turtles around. Snif. (His mama has her hands full with one box turtle, let alone two box turtles and then who knows how many box turtlets!)

So you can eat your dinner right away with none the wiser. But it never hurts to keep one eye on the horizon for lady turtles, just in case….

Bruce, perched on top of his hibernation hay pile on the off-chance a lady box turtle might happen along.

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Published by Shannon Cutts

Animal sensitive and intuitive with Animal Love Languages. Parrot, tortoise and box turtle mama. Dachshund auntie. www.animallovelanguages.com

2 thoughts on “Bruce Explains Box Turtles: Making Hay

  1. Shannon, you and your very sweet shelled and feathered kids another tim today make my day <3 <3 <3

    1. Awww – thank you!! They make my day every day and I’m so happy to share their sweet hearts! <3

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