View Full Version : My Turtle, Izzy

Ben E Gas
04-26-2001, 10:33 AM
I finally have photographs of my pet turtle, Izzy, online. I think Izzy is about 5 or 6, but I could be wrong. If anyone knows how to tell the age then let me know. She is an ornate box turtle. very cute as far as turtles go. Igor is the gent in the pictures. He is not an ornate box turtle. I'm not sure his exact species. I know he's a box turtle.

This is Izzy's first day with us.

This is Izzy's first meeting with Igor.(Igor is about 26 years old and Male.) He was very interested in having a friend. He hasn't seen another turtle for about 12 years or so. Poor guy.

This is their first meal out of hibernation.



hope you enjoy. thanks for letting me share these photo's.

04-26-2001, 11:12 AM
Great photos, Ben!!! I'm going to forward this topic to a friend who loves turtles (she and her husband have 10) so she can see the pics. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif


Ben E Gas
04-26-2001, 11:27 AM
Thanks Margaret! I'd like to see what they have to say about mine.

04-26-2001, 12:50 PM
Hey Ben-
Those two are just too cute...you know that turtles are close to my heart! My little boy Yertle stole my heart almost ten years ago with his lovely orange eyes and I have never been the same! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
Tell Izzy and Igor that their buddy Yertle sends lots of love from New York! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

04-26-2001, 01:15 PM
Have you ever checked out the pictures of previous Pets of the Day posted on this site?
Go to "Search" and select TURTLES from the dropdown menu. There are lots of cuties there! I especially love Taco and Tamale. Tamale is a Yertle look alike and Taco looks just like your Igor. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

04-26-2001, 06:11 PM
GREAT pics. Ben! They're both beautiful! Did they give a big strrrrrrrrretch and yawn as they emerged from hibernation?? That first meal must have tasted great! Hope Igor enjoys his new pal. 12 years is a long time to go without a turtle pal!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

Ben E Gas
04-30-2001, 08:58 AM
yes they did stretch out. Izzy still spends most of her time in the under ground hibernation cave still, but Igor sits on the feeding rock and food, ALL DAY!

Igor Inc. (c)2001

Ben E Gas
05-03-2001, 11:40 AM
please see my other post under PET-Behavior. It is titled "a bullying box turtle."


Igor Inc. (c)2001