Mango's Musings
I haven’t done a silly face in a bit. This one is because I got some dandie stuck in my beak. How embarrassing.

I haven’t done a silly face in a bit. This one is because I got some dandie stuck in my beak. How embarrassing.

Mom fixed the corners of our home since the tape was tearing. She got us strong minion tape instead. They make me dream about bananas.

Mom fixed the corners of our home since the tape was tearing. She got us strong minion tape instead. They make me dream about bananas.

Happiness is a fresh hibiscus just for me!

Happiness is a fresh hibiscus just for me!

Today was super hot and felt like 38° out! That’s over 100° for my American friends. Mom didn’t let us out for most of the day so we waited until dinner time to go outside. She gave us free reign of the garden and we checked out and sampled everything. It was worth the wait.

This is me being insighful and contemplating big tortie issues and dreams. Nah, I’m just kidding. I’m really just waiting for food.

This is me being insighful and contemplating big tortie issues and dreams. Nah, I’m just kidding. I’m really just waiting for food.

Mango, do you pee on your Mom when y'all cuddle and watch TV? Or is my Deryn just a little scared of the new affection? She didn't have much human love in her old home. And since you've found your way into a better home, how did your parents help you adapt to the new love? Do you have any tips?

Hello! Lots of new love can be a bit scary at first, that’s for sure. Mom will put a towel under me if she is worried about peeing but she has also started to notice that I have a bit of a bathroom schedule. I make pee in the morning and usually a poop too within an hour of being up and about. When she knows I’m at a time when business is going to be had, she leaves me be for a bit or definately has a towel. The more your tortie is handled, even if it’s just pets on the shell while they are in their pen, the more comfortable your tort will become and hopefully will pee less too.

Waffles has decided to let me share his tort bed after our morning bath. He’s all bundled in the blankie but I enjoy watching what mom’s doing. She also gave me chin skritches which I like :}

Waffles has decided to let me share his tort bed after our morning bath. He’s all bundled in the blankie but I enjoy watching what mom’s doing. She also gave me chin skritches which I like :}

I had a hibiscus this morning and my second favourite flower, hosta, for a snack. Now I will have a nap on this lazy Friday afternoon.

I had a hibiscus this morning and my second favourite flower, hosta, for a snack. Now I will have a nap on this lazy Friday afternoon.

So we say to friend Carl, “We could take one hibiscus a day or we can take all your day old ones and eat like kings while keeping your garden tidy”. And that Waffles is how negotiating is done!

Hiya Mango! I was wondering, how affectionate are you torties capable of being? I know animals like snakes don't generally care who's taking care of them as long as they're kept safe and well-fed and whatnot. Do you and Waffles really love your mommy lots? I hope so, 'cause you're just too cute to not love snuggles.

Hello! I like to think we are quite affectionate. We enjoy our skitches and even come over for skitches too. I like to have snuggles on mom’s shoulder and I recognise when mom is talking to me. Sometimes we come when we’re called but the cat told us we can’t come all the time or she will expect it. I think torties have lots of love to give :}