I was feeling pretty confident when our/my little brother’s box turtle survived the hot Texas summer…but I became worried when December came, and it was so very cold. I had plans to move him to an indoor aquarium or Rubbermaid container (That’s legit. Check out turtle care sites.), but it got too cold before I could put together a cat-proof box.
So it was either possible death by cold, or certain death by cat.
What we did was put lots and lots of dried leaves in Godzilla’s enclosure. We added more before each cold snap. He burrowed under the leaves and buried himself in the dirt just a bit for several weeks, emerging to eat when it warmed up.
I checked on him throughout the winter. I was so preoccupied, in fact, that my sister encouraged me to give up my turtle checking for Lent since it seemed to take up so much of my time.
The problem with checking on Godzilla in the winter is that when he’s half buried in the dirt, he kind of looks dead. It’s hard to tell. But earlier this week, he was out and about. I actually saw his face. Hurrah!
More later…maybe with an update on the kids…