any herbivorous terrestrial chelonian reptile of the family Testudinidae, of most warm regions, having a heavy dome-shaped shell and clawed limbs
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Birthday, Buttercup!
Our 'big' little Marginated tortoise Buttercup turned 1 year old today. She has grown so much since I got her in July! Today she weighed in at 138g.
One whole year old!
I am just amazed at how quickly baby tortoises grow. Buttercup has more than doubled her weight in 4.5 months! Her new growth is very smooth, and her initial pyramiding (from the time before I had her) is less noticeable.
She is more than twice the size she was when I first got her.
I suspect that by next year, I will need two hands to hold her safely... Happy Birthday, wee Buttercup!