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Awake and hungry!

Hooray! The boys have finally woken up. After a nice long soak and lots of cuddles with mummy (under duress on Arthur’s part), it’s time to...
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Wake up boys!

So, mummy is getting a bit impatient. The boys are still fast asleep! As you will recall, Txomin and Arthur kept escaping from their new chic house, all pretty and shiny...
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Merry Xmas 2018

It’s a bit of a shame, but when Txomin and Arthur are hibernating, is when their enclosure is looking its best. Following the dry summer months when the grass dries...
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The weigh-in!

It’s that time of year again, when the boys have become sluggish, stopped eating and are getting ready for hibernating. Not even strawberries could tempt Txomin...
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Exciting purchases - not!

Mummy has recently come to the conclusion that she needs to get out more. There are various factors which have led her to this conclusion, not least her latest purchases. It is indeed a sad...
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Camera Shy

Txomin and Arthur do not perform. They do not do what mummy tells them and they definitely do what mummy tells them not to – like try and eat her finger nails, escape, chase her flip-flops or walk in their own cacas etc..
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Hibernating

So, mummy remembers years ago watching Blue Peter and seeing the tortoise being put into a box full of newspaper, going to sleep and waking up some months later. She had also read...
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Bathing and peeling necks

Txomin and Arthur are not keen on water whatsoever. They only enter their water bath when mummy teases them with food on the other side of it and they are forced to walk/run...
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Cacas

It still shocks mummy and anyone who comes to visit, just how much ‘caca’ can come from such a small creature. It is...
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Tails

Now, mummy initially thought that the tortoise’s tails were quite fascinating; a mixture of rough and smooth and seemingly flexible, that is until she actually realised that this is where...
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Name Change

So, mummy had chosen Doris and Arthur after her grandparents on her dad’s side and thought they were quite fitting ‘old’ people’s names the two new additions to the family...
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The Big Arrival

February 2016 - Perhaps it was a sign of what to come, but when the tortoises were delivered, one of them promptly urinated what seemed to be rather a lot of liquid for such a small reptile...