Day 167: Tortoise Explains How to (Not) Have Fun

Living with a large shell-less assistant can be interesting, to say the least. They have so many strange ideas. And they really don’t know how to have fun. For example, every so often your shell-less assistant schedules you for a shared activity she calls “visiting the v.e.t.” When you see this activity on the dailyContinue reading “Day 167: Tortoise Explains How to (Not) Have Fun”

Day 27: Box Turtle Neck Rashes

Whether you happen to be a box turtle or a being who takes care of a box turtle, there is one thing you can count on as you go along together: a steep learning curve. Every day you will learn something new…whether you want to or are in the mood to or not. For example,Continue reading “Day 27: Box Turtle Neck Rashes”

Day 11: Tortoise Sneezing Fit!

The large shell-less assistant here….. One reason “Love and Feathers” became “Love and Feathers and Shells” is because, well, our little flock expanded. First there was one new shelled being, and then there was a second new shelled being, and then there was no avoiding it – we weren’t just Love and Feathers anymore! TheContinue reading “Day 11: Tortoise Sneezing Fit!”

Malti Explains Redfooted Tortoises: Veterinary Care

There are pros and cons to raising a tortoise from a tiny hatchling. The main pro is that you get to learn. Unfortunately, this is also the main con. I made a lot of mistakes in raising Malti, who was only just over a month or so old when she came home with me. AsContinue reading “Malti Explains Redfooted Tortoises: Veterinary Care”


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