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Enrichment: Providing Mental Well-Being for Your Tortoise

What is enrichment?  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Behavior Scientific Advisory Group (BAG) defines enrichment as “a dynamic process for enhancing animal environments within the context of the animals’ behavioral biology and natural history.”  But what the heck does that actually mean, right?  1,436 more words


An indoor child's dream jobs circa 2015

1) Japanese-English Translator

2) Music Writer

3) Darkroom Assistant

4) Singer In The Club Style

5) Radio Man

6) Lover Man

7) Jungle Man

8) Gentleman Boxer… 147 more words

Navel Gazing

Therapy Tortoise On Duty, SIR!

One usually associates “therapy animals” with dogs. Or maybe even..ponies. But DID YOU KNOW™: Tortoises can fill the bill, too?

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Top Three Most Popular Pet Tortoises

Tortoises are big sellers here at Backwater Reptiles. They make excellent starter pet reptiles and many people like to get them for their children. They’re also fun for lots of people because they can live outside, are easy to feed, and have long life spans. 817 more words


Between two tortoises

Stare down, a battle of wills, between two tortoises.

It’s a favourite place for children, and in general it seems a happy place, full of animals from four continents. 69 more words


Happy, Healthy Eating

There are many different options for feeding your tortoise.  There are commercial pelleted diets and there are more natural diets.  I’m not completely against feeding the pelleted food.  1,041 more words


How The Tortoise Garden Grew

I’m an animal lover to the core.  I always have been.  Even as a child I preferred the company of animals rather than that of people.  810 more words