Monday, March 15, 2010

My Turtle

Some of y'all might remember that a while back, I said I wanted to get a Russian tortoise. Well, I didn't get one, but I did get...

A 3-Toed Box Turtle!

Her name is Pumpkin. She's been living inside over the winter because I didn't want to let her hibernate. I'm hoping to build her an outdoor pen in one of our flowerbeds. I measured it a while back, and I think I remember that it's around 5' by 12'. Right now I'm in the process of digging it up.

I feed her a lot of different things. Last time I fed her, her meal was butternut squash with chopped bell pepper, tomato, and green beans. I usually also give her a nightcrawler with every meal but I'm currently out of them. I'm planning on getting some more then next time we go to Wal-Mart.

She's about 6 inches long (her shell length) and I'm not sure how old she is, only that she's an adult. Her favorite foods are earthworms and cherry tomatoes.

Does anyone else have a turtle?


Emma said...

I don't have one, but it would be neat to. I have a betta fish.

Heather said...

My son used to have one until he "forgot" to put it in a bucket while he was cleaning its cage. It loved blackberries that we picked off a bush in our yard.

Della said...

I had three red-eared sliders...but I had to release them into our pond because they got too big for their aquarium!