Gabriel and Amenia

Gabriel. 

It’s all yours. Stop hogging it. Geez. I won’t take it from you.

Gabriel just keeps eating.

Every time there’s food. He pounces for it. And Samoose sleeps.

Sorry for the quality, taken from my phone.

Have a Gabriel spam. Because he got a bit larger. His shell has gotten large in the front, it pushed up slightly.

THe last picture is a bonus. While I was spoiling him with attention, he wet himself. 

Super Sleepy postures.

Do you have to worry about catching any diseases from your tortoises? I had a red eared slider turtle when I was a kid, and I remember having to always wash my hands after touching him because of salmonella, just wondering if it is the same with tortoises?

Hello! 

Yes, actually, even Indian Star Tortoises have the chance of me catching Salmonella from them if I was really to say - lick them or eat food with my hands after being in contact with them.

Of course, I haven’t actually licked them or placed them in my mouth(it was a clever trick of the camera), but yes, they do possibly carry Salmonella as well.

tort-time:

aww they heart you! but did you know tortoises can’t comprehend glass! They’ll just keep going for it. Better to put them in a terrarium where they can’t see out and get some great air. Don’t want them to  hit their heads too hard! Thats how bad things happen to tortoises and football players. they are gorgeous! 

gabrielnamenia:

The story of this, was that I set food down, they seemed eager to eat, so I grabbed my phone to take pictures.

Then suddenly: both of them turn to me.

And walk and walk towards me.

Fighting against the glass, as if they could reach me.

My precious babies.

Oh! They do have one, I merely took it away so they would go to food instead of hiding away. :3

Samoose wouldn’t go inside the cave and Gabriel was trying to crawl over him.
Gabriel gave up half way.
He was stuck and I was going to help him, but then I wanted a picture first.

Samoose wouldn’t go inside the cave and Gabriel was trying to crawl over him.

Gabriel gave up half way.

He was stuck and I was going to help him, but then I wanted a picture first.

The story of this, was that I set food down, they seemed eager to eat, so I grabbed my phone to take pictures.

Then suddenly: both of them turn to me.

And walk and walk towards me.

Fighting against the glass, as if they could reach me.

My precious babies.

zecatlady:

gabrielnamenia:

Samoose is obviously bigger than Gabriel.
And Samoose is still very scared when I pet him. Gabriel isn’t.

You got a new turtle?!

Yes. Sam the turtle, who is slightly bigger than Gabriel.

Who is also camera shy.

zecatlady:

gabrielnamenia:

Samoose is obviously bigger than Gabriel.

And Samoose is still very scared when I pet him. Gabriel isn’t.

You got a new turtle?!

Yes. Sam the turtle, who is slightly bigger than Gabriel.

Who is also camera shy.

Samoose is obviously bigger than Gabriel.
And Samoose is still very scared when I pet him. Gabriel isn’t.

Samoose is obviously bigger than Gabriel.

And Samoose is still very scared when I pet him. Gabriel isn’t.