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April 10, 2004

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Tilly, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tilly
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Red Eared Slider
Home: Houston, Texas, USA
   Tilly is my 1 1/2 inch Red-Eared Slider. My father-in-law found her on the sidewalk - not a safe place for a tiny turtle to be! At that time she wasn't very friendly, but now she loves for us to pet her head.

    She has so much personality. If she sees you watching her, she'll swim back and forth right in front of you, begging for food. During the day, she'll crawl up on her rock and bask in the heat provided by the heat lamp. Sometimes while basking, she'll do "yoga". Most of the time she will hold one of her back legs out in mid air, but occasionally she'll balance on her shell and hold out all four legs!

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