Hammy’s tortoise and terrapins are so absolutely cute and have their own different personalities. I named them, Curious, Bewildered and Grumpy.
Curious sweeps at the glass with his webbed claws furiously and gets very excited at the sight of people. He isn’t afraid as he’s always in front of the glass tank.
Bewildered always stays further back and peers over Curious, and I swear he has a bewildered look all the time!
Grumpy is this giant tortoise that is ferocious (we know, cuz we’ve seen him snap guppies apart), and has a downcast mouth. He is huge, and we realized that his shell can’t fit him whole. When he contracts his head in, his hind legs will come out. When he contracts his hind legs, his head will stick out.
Okay actually the tortoises aren’t Hammy’s, they are actually his dad’s, who is an aspiring gardener and aquarist? He has so many types of fishes in so many tanks and even grows some herbs and plants at the back of his condo. Hammy helps to feed and clean the tortoises’ tank so I always say they’re his.
We soon realized that the tank couldn’t hold much water for them to swim, and we should let them swim so that their muscles don’t waste; so we let them have swimming sessions every week when we clean the tank!
Okay swimming’s over!
*No animals were harmed during the session, and the animals were not posed for photo-taking, we just caught them doing cute things at random times*
Here are some more photos of adorable animals!
We found these fishies smiling away, at Tampines Mall’s basement :)