Home for a new family member

We will be adding a new member to our family.  A desert tortoise.  He is currently with a friend of mine who will be moving to Tennessee 🙁 .  She can’t take him with her, So we will become his guardians.

halfway done

It is illegal to “own” a desert tortoise, but you can be a guardian to one that has be kept captive for it’s whole life.  So, guardians we will be.  And darn good guardians, I might add.  We’ve been reading up, and getting ready for his arrival.  My husband even made him a first class luxury burrow.  Pretty dang awesome, if I do say so myself.

It is made with bricks, ply-wood, curved border bricks, and lots of dirt. Kinda like this.


I’m thinking I might have to sprinkle rose petal at his door step to welcome him to his new home.  Tortoises love rose petals.  Hopefully not rose stems and leaves. Afterall, I am getting really fond of those roses.

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2 Responses to Home for a new family member

  1. amy says:

    regina, this is TOO cool! i bet the boys are super excited to guardians to this lucky creature. can’t wait to “meet” him!

  2. Melisa says:

    This is great! My uncle just retired from AZ Game and Fish and always had desert tortoises around. They are the best! I love to hand-feed them lettuce. Congrats & Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

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