I have written about my love for the hard shelled reptiles quite a few times in this blog.
Mostly I have written about my first turtle love "Blade" and haven't mentioned these two very much.
Turts was ordered from a pet store and came to live with me that way. Fate's story is much more interesting, she was saved from being ran over and caused a traffic jam.
Since Turts was hatched in captivity he has a whole different idea about life than the little girl who was born wild.
Turts is an on the go dude. He swims and eats and acts like a crazy baby. Fate wants no part of his insanity and her instinct to hibernate is in full swing right now. Mostly all she does is lie around on her rock and let Turts do his thing. And do his thing he does. He is on top of this poor girl all the time. Thank goodness their tank isn't set up for egg lying or we would have hundreds of little baby eggs waiting to hatch. On the other hand I would love more babies.
I can't get enough of these two and spend hours every week sitting in front of their tank observing what they do. I can't wait until it warms up and they can spend a few hours a day out in the pond soaking up the sun. Maybe then I could teach them some of the cool tricks I taught Blade.