What Happens If I Neglect My Tortoise or Turtle?

A very sad video that was created to help raise awareness of how much care these beautiful animals need. A tortoise really is for life and not just for Christmas. In some respects it may even outlive you.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video and share it with your friends or fellow tortoise keepers. Once again a very sad video, however many of the tortoises and turtles in this video have gone on to lead better and healthier lives. Somewhat a success story, but through the lack of knowledge, research and poor information delivered by some pet shops these prehistoric creatures have been made to suffer.

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Buggsy the tortoise found stuck in fence after five-month search

A missing tortoise was returned to his family after getting trapped in a wire fence – for five months.

Buggsy is nursed back to health by Mae CameronRecovering: Buggsy is nursed back to health by Mae Cameron, seven (Picture: SWNS)

Buggsy was found stuck fast in a field a quarter of a mile from his home after his owners had given up hope of seeing him again.

‘He was spotted in the fence by a neighbour and we think he was there for most of the time he was missing,’ said Lucy Cameron, 43. ‘He had rust on his shell and was underweight.

‘If he had not been stuck he would have dug into the ground to hibernate in September.

‘It’s lucky we had a mild winter up to that point as I think he would have died during this cold patch.

‘Tortoises can survive a long time without eating, especially if the weather is mild, because it helps to slow their metabolism right down. He was really undernourished when he was brought home.

Buggsy has been put under heat lamps at his hutch in West Wickham, Cambridgeshire, and is eating his way back to health.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/889825-buggsy-the-tortoise-found-stuck-in-fence-after-five-month-search#ixzz1n98KYP30

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