||Fifteen years old|
||Bell's Hingeback Tortoise|
is Lucy. She is a rescue. When we got her she was in bad shape, and was
about five years old. The previous owner didn't know how to care for her
properly and fed her only bananas. Her nails were worn down to nubs because she
was always in a hot cage, trying to get out. She was too thin and her shell was
flaky and very dull.
We brought her home, put her in her own roomy cage, we hand fed her lots of
fruits and veggies, which is what her diet should be. We also take her outside
to soak up sun and walk through the grass. She is so sweet - she likes to sit
on my husbands arm when he is lying down on the coach, just as she is in this
photo. She will stay there for hours if we'd let her. She will also sit on my
chest and snuggle her head against my neck and will fall asleep like that!
Some people do not believe a tortoise can be affectionate, but she truly is.
We adore her and although some people may not find her pretty, we think she is beautiful.
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