native of Uzbekistan, Small Fry is a seven-year-old male Russian Tortoise. He
joined our family in December 2008 and has been delighting us with his personality
ever since. He loves to go for walks outside, and he's very fast for a tortoise.
When he can't be supervised in the yard, Small Fry enjoys exploring his
sandbox and catching some rays. He's an excellent climber, so we have to be
When it gets cold outside, a heater makes it safe to explore bedrooms and
admire "the tortoise in the mirror." After exploring and playing, he can often
be found curled up in or under a blanket. He also enjoys being cuddled and
looking out the front window at his vast green kingdom. Small Fry has a great
personality, he perks up when we talk to him, craning his head at the sound of
his name as he scurries over to visit. He is full grown - between six to seven inches
from end to end. Small Fry enjoys being hand fed and loves to eat endive,
dandelion, romaine and tortoise chow. We love our little buddy and are thrilled to
be able to share our home with our cute, cuddly, reptilian friend.