Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Turtle Chronicles

In case you have not heard.
We got Turtles!

((photos of Sir soon to come))

They are Eastern Box Turtles.
Here are some Turtle facts! :

1) Box turtles have a homing instinct which causes them to return to the place of their birth. If they are moved from one habitat to another, they will spend the rest of their lives trying to go back to their original habitat. 

2) A box turtle’s shell is not completely hardened until it is 7 years old.

3) The age of a box turtle can be approximated by counting the rings on the scutes, which are located on the top of the shell.  After about 20 years, the growth rings will start to disappear, making it difficult to get an accurate estimate on age. 

4) The Eastern Box Turtle was named Tennessee’s official state reptile in 1995.

I am slowly but surely making their own little blog! 
So be on the look out for the link!

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