Sunday, October 13, 2013

Robot Turtles - A Game That Teaches

This new game helps your preschooler learn coding while they pretend to be a turtle. What's not to love? 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pokey's Palate

When Pokey and I first became a family, she had a fairly broad palate. It was my limited knowledge which restricted the variety of her diet then. She loved strawberries and melon, would nibble on bananas, and gulped cottage cheese whenever she was allowed the treat. After Pokey returned from going walkabout (a story for another time), I discovered she had developed a fickle pallate. She would only eat night crawlers (worms), cottage cheese, and the occasional snail or cricket. This has gone on for years. Although I continued to offer her the nutrients the vet said she needed, she wouldn't bite.

Last week, thanks to a new turtle loving friend, I discovered the answer. If I put at least three ingredients in Pokey's bowl, she will likely try them all. Today she is eating defrosted organic berries (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, cherry mix) topped with Can o Snails. Yum!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Conservation and Farming Don't Mix

It has been revealed that there is "much room for improvement" in the way the turtles are cared for at the Cayman Island turtle farm. All I can think is, who believed a farm could sell turtle meat for food AND save the species at the same time? Not me. 

Inside the Cayman Islands' sea turtle tourist trap

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

One Tenacious Tortoise

It's hard to believe a tortoise could hide from you for years and years... and find enough food to survive, but news from Brazil has once again proven the amazing strenth of turtles:

Family finds pet tortoise that was missing for 30 years as they clean out dead father's storeroom