Activities

One thing I did not know about hatchling tortoises when I brought Malti home…..they really like to sleep.

Let me rephrase: they REALLY like to sleep.

It makes sense, now that I think about it – she’s a baby, and what do all babies do a lot of?

Sleep.

But unlike human babies, Malti prefers to sleep under a thick blanket of wet spaghnum moss and wood chips.

Malti hiding under a thick blanket of (not fragrant) fresh wet sphagnum moss and wood chips

Malti prepares to sleep under a thick blanket of fresh wet sphagnum moss and wood chips.

Fresh wet spaghnum moss (just in case you’re wondering) is not my favorite scent.

But she loves it, so fresh wet sphagnum moss it is.

Malti’s other favorite activities are as follows:

  • Eating
  • Basking on her rock under the heat lamp
  • Running around on our front lawn
  • CLIMBING (especially anything she is too little to get up onto)
  • Squeezing IN places where she does not fit
  • Hiding (she likes to hide under the moss AND sleep at the same time)
  • Did I mention sleeping?

As she adds more activities, I will update them here.

My smart baby girl combines two of her favorite activities - basking and sitting on fresh wet sphagnum moss.

My smart baby girl combines two of her favorite activities – basking on her rock under the heat lamp and sitting on fresh wet sphagnum moss.

 

Malti (hearts) comments - so does her Mommy!

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