For the past two weeks, I was worried sick over my #turtle . He began to basically shut down. I thought maybe I did something wrong (my first #reptile , they aren't easy to take care of). He wasn't eating and buried himself in his substrate asleep. Lots of research led me to understand that he was #hibernating . However, the jury is still out on whether #hibernation is necessary or beneficial for Russian #tortoise . So, I just did whatever I felt was necessary to keep him comfortable and healthy. I was so scared that I would loose my little spirit #familiar . My buddy Akupara. But, yesterday, he woke up! I was so excited to see him crawl out from the underworld! He ate like a champion, and I was thrilled! Today, he is fully back to his old self. Walking around the house, taking a bath, napping in my arm, and playing with his cats. So, the message here is that it's ok to let a #RussianTortoise sleep. Sometimes, you can only do what you know. You just have to have faith that you are doing the best you can. I'm sure he has returned from the underworld with many stories and lessons to tell and teach me!!! ***
Hop to it!
And the countdown to Canada's largest #bioblitz in North America's largest urban park is...ITS TOMORROW!
Be sure to hop along to #rougepark this Saturday! Help scientists find some critters, explore natures backyard on guided blitz, and have some fun at the basecamp festival!
The best part? ITS FREE! Including free transportation to get there! Check out @ontariobioblitz website to find out more! 🐸
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