Watch a day by day account of my Russian tortoise, Hank, through journal posts, pictures and videos.

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Latest Blog Posts for Watch My Russian Tortoise Grow.

  • Face
    on Oct 22, 2010
    Weight: 392.5g...
  • Contemplation
    on Oct 22, 2010
    Weight: 391.1g...
  • The Sixth Sense
    on Oct 21, 2010
    Flight bitches.And we have liftoff...Fuck.But seriously, turtles, especially aquatic turtles, seem to have senses we can't explain. To quote from the San Diego Zoo's information page on tortoises & turtles (src) --Some turtles seem to have senses...
  • Hank. The Tank.
    on Oct 20, 2010
    Weight: 394.8gRussian tortoises, though not readily apparent, do have ears. As they lack external ears they have what are in effect vibration locators. They can hear only low frequencies and in the case of turtles, variations in water pressure. To lo...
  • Please step outside my enclosure.
    on Oct 19, 2010
    Weight: 397.9gLately, since it's getting colder he hasn't been eating as much. Yesterday he probably had a few leaves before going straight back to sleep. If you have been following the daily weigh-ins, then you will notice that he has dropped about...
  • He's going for it!
    on Oct 17, 2010
    Weight: 396.4g...
  • Asleep
    on Oct 16, 2010
    Weight - 398.1gOkay, substratesTortoise owners find it is easiest and the most tortoise friendly to house their tortoises outdoors. However, if you are housing a tortoise indoors, there are a variety of substrates marketed towards tortoises. Personal...
  • Side Cam
    on Oct 15, 2010
    Also check out the making of Hank Jr. - - 404.7g...
  • Face Time
    on Oct 14, 2010
    Weight - 406.1g...
  • Living Area
    on Oct 13, 2010
    Weight: 400.6gA lot of tortoise owners house their tortoises in outdoor enclosures in their backyards. This is ideal and puts the tortoise right into his natural environment. This requires the minimum amount of maintenance. The enclosure can be made...
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