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Henry digging into his freshly picked platter. 😋 You might think he’s quite spoilt as far as tortoises go and you’d be right, but Henry is a rescue tortoise and didn’t have a great diet, supplements or lighting before he came to me which caused some abnormalities to his shell growth, which can shorten their lifespan. This just makes me more inclined to spoil him. He has a diet of fresh and dried weeds and flowers, calcium and vitamin supplements and warm baths every other day. All tortoises are different and have very specific requirements depending on the species. Henry is a Horsfield Tortoise so he lives on sterilised top soil, perfect for digging in, he has his own paddling pool to cool off in, cuttlefish to nibble on, a heat and UV combined lamp and lots of things to play with so he doesn’t get bored... although he’d much rather chase the cats for fun. Henry comes to greet me after work, demands to be picked up when he’s feeling needy (he’ll nip your toes if you don’t) and has a temper tantrum when I clean him out, which involves lots of huffing, puffing and stomping around. I honestly believe tortoises are one of the most amazing creatures with incredible personalities, a lot of people assume they’re boring and slow. This is definitely not the case. I’m so glad Henry came into my life and unleashed my passion for tortoises. My very own tiny dinosaur. 💚🌿🐢 #tortoiselover #horsfieldtortoise #flowersandweeds #spoilttortoise #marigolds #violas #pansies #forgetmeknots #geraniums #shelledwarrior #dandelions

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I got to handle (with proper permits) this old, male gopher tortoise yesterday. Gopher tortoises are amazing animals, as they are considered to be a keystone species because they share their burrows with over 350 other species. Just a few examples include burrowing owls, gopher frogs, Indigo snakes, and Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes. They are a valuable asset to the habitats in which they live, but seem to have a hard life when it comes to their natural history. Juvenile gopher tortoises have a 3-5% survival rate (due to predation) and they have a very slow reproductive rate - they don't sexually mature until they reach 10 to 20 years of age. When they become adults, chances of survival are much higher because they are a larger animal. Unfortunately, being a large, armored reptile does not protect them from humanity. Gopher tortoises are now a threatened species because of habitat destruction and people harvesting them for food. Education and conserving their native habitat is the only way to help the gopher tortoises' population thrive again.

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