Today I want to introduce you to a very special turtle named Audrey. She’s a red-eared slider, and I’m sure you’ve noticed her not-quite-typical shell. Sweet Audrey spent the first 20 years of her life living in a bucket. When her owner died, she was brought to the vet to be put to sleep. The vet decided to get Audrey help instead; today she lives at LittleResQ, one of my favorite turtle rescues, and is their spokes-turtle against animal cruelty.
It’s very important to research proper husbandry before acquiring a new turtle friend. Turtles are ectotherms; they require heated tanks and aquariums. They need proper diets with lots of calcium, and UVA and UVB lighting to provide them with the D3 necessary to metabolize that calcium. If they don’t, they can end up with shell deformities like Audrey’s, which are, unfortunately, all too common.
I hope that my followers will take careful note of Audrey’s situation. I hope that she will save lives by telling her story.
Audrey, I’m glad that you’ve found a caring home at LittleResQ; I’m glad that you’ll be speaking up on behalf of all turtles.
i got paired with a super hot guy for a project in my criminal justice class and he just came up to me and said “oh my god you know what we are? we’re partners in crime! get it?” and then we both changed each others contact in our phone to “partner in crime” and now i kinda wanna marry him
She got them
I actually didn’t know this. But now I do.
On a side note, I really hate Tumblr’s lack of photoset options.