Little Boo, our Greek tortoise, is doing SO well! He has gained quite a bit of weight, he is eating lots of new weeds and greens I pick for him, and he is much more friendly.
|Boo still hides when you first pick him up...|
|...but then he comes back out of his shell, and squirms and sniffs you!|
|Boo from the side. Such a handsome little dude!|
Boo also has a nice new outdoor enclosure now that he spends the daytime in. A few months ago I found a big 6'x4' heavy-duty-plastic koi pond on Craigslist. I excavated a hole, filled the hole with gravel, drilled drainage holes into the bottom of the pod, put more gravel into the pond, covered the gravel with landscape fabric, and put the dirt back in, now mixed with some leaves and a little sand.
|Boo, on top of the little hill I built in there|
|Not much is growing in there right now... |
I transplanted a few plants and weeds, and I seeded the whole enclosure
with a tortoise-friendly seed mix my friend gave me.
|The view of the Koi pond - the tub in the back is 1/2 of the hide house.|
|Boo likes the thistle and the rosemary plant.|
|The outdoor enclosure with the lid down.|
The above picture shows the enclosure with the lid on. This is to help protect Boo from any hawks, crows, or cats that might happen by during the daytime. The odd green grassy stuff came with the lid (used to be part of an iguana cage), and still needs to be trimmed. It will provide some nice dappled shade when I finish trimming and attaching it better.