Update on Kurome: The Vet and Healing up

A couple a day after I wrote My Poor Handsome Turtle, the stupid mother (read: me!) went to school in a hurry and didn’t attach the divider properly. I came home finding the divider slightly tilt. Papoe was still on his side and Kurome was on his basking on the other side. The gap was enough for Papoe to cross to Kuro’s side but I found him still in his side of the tank…however, Kuro’s tail gave me a shock!

There’s no skin on it! He was already healing and the old wound already dried….but that day (Monday, November 10) I found no skin on his tail.

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My Poor Handsome Turtle

This is a serious post…very serious.

I don’t know whether I have ever told you this or not, that Kurome is my favorite out my three turtles (although I still consider Kame as my most favorite one but among the ones still alive, Kurome is)…However, it seems that my other turtles hate him so much…or maybe his black color makes him hated :(

I have shared how Kroten doesn’t like Kurome (here) because she always wants to bite him and sometimes even chases him just to bite his tail. I have fixed the problem by rotating them, when Kroten is on the floor, Kurome is in the tank and vice verse.

However…things doesn’t stop there :(

When I took Kurome home, I knew he wasn’t perfect. Another turtle had snatched his tail. This is how a normal Reeves turtle’s tail looks like :

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WW: Turtle Selfie

Mommy is currently a bit very busy so she can’t help us much with our blog (she is also busy with her own blog, sharing her recent trip to another mountain).

To show that we are still here, here’s some turtle selfies with Mommy :)


Me: Mommy! Mommy!! Let me kiss you

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Look Whos’ Coming!

I have mentioned it so many times here how each turtle behaves differently and become approachable in their own time. Kame was an instant love at first sight, both of us became comfortable in no time. Kroten needed one and half year to show no fear and 4 years to show affection and eagerness to be touched and lifted. Kurome only took less than six months to grow attached to me….Now, Papoe is the one taking longer time than all my turtles.

I have him for more than 2.5 years and yet he still runs away when I want to touch him…but as the old saying, good things come to those who wait.

He showed amazing improvement last week. I was soooooo happy. It was a great progress.

Look at how he hangs around near us and recognizes his own name … I am sooo sooo sooo happy. I am a proud turtlemom. I look forward to see how he behaves in the future

Higher Water Level

Few months ago, June to be exact, I posted about Housing Two Turtles in One Tank….it was about how to make two turtles with different ability of swimming can live happily in the same tank.

Let me remind you a bit, Kurome is a Reeves Turtle who can not swim swiftly like Papoe (a pink belly short neck turtle) and Kroten (a red eared slider)…therefore I have my concern. Papoe and Kurome live in the same tank. I want it to have more water so that Papoe can swim leasurely but Kurome can’t swim all day long, it’ll tired him out.

From June to October, the water has been gradually increased and I am proud to say that the water level is not appropriate for both of them :)


I have learned (through a lot of reading) that it’s okay to have deep water for reeves turtle as long as we provide it with easy access to the surface. To make both of my babies happy, the water is now deep enough with a lot of rock stairs and 2 floating docks Continue reading

WW: Turtle Cavaleries

We found this fun pic on Facebook:


Shared from: EpicLOL.com

Notice that each alligator has one turtle rider ;)

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New Instagram Pics :)

We forgot to tell you that our instagram is back on since few months ago :)

Mommy has filled it with our pictures (of course!)

Now, we want to share 13 pictures from our instagram


Since I have more pictures than the others, so I am in charge with the writing :)

Mommy loves this pic so much because she said that it shows the clarity of my beautiful black eyes #blush


Kroten on Mommy’s tummy. She had to edit the pic a bit because she was wearing short and since Mommy wears hijab it is unacceptable to show that part of her body. Continue reading

Do they look like stress turtles to you?

Someone has been posting interesting comments on my blog lately. I am not going to contradict him because as long as he/she writes his/her comments in polite words, I wouldn’t delete the comment at all nor attack him/her. Every opinion will be publish regardless how different it is to my opinion.

The first comment, he shares about his pet turtle that he rescued once, in addition he pointed out this:

Turtles are not like dogs. Being handled in excess creates intense stress on them, which in turn weakens their immune system.

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And then he posted another one recently which sounds like this: ( some part of the comment is for other people)

He bit you because turtles do not like to play. Reptiles are not mammals. They have a strong survival instinct. They like to be left alone. It is less stress on them.
Would you feel happy having a giant person as tall as a 10 story building, handling you all the time? The person below can’t even find their turtles. Do you know why?
Because they don’t like to be handled or held captive, and have tried to escape the torture.
People on here that want to handle their turtles and try to train them are seffish, and are only looking to impress other people. When your turtle dies, years before the 20-40 years that they are supposed to live, then you will be crying. And it will be your own fault for being so foolishly selfish.

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Swing time

As Kroten has shared in her post about the playground, the turtles somehow enjoyed the swing ;) (well, the truth is, I put them on the swing ;) )



“Please swing me Mom!”

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The Turtles in Our Playground’s Pond

As I have stated in my previous post (The Playground – Enjoying The Sun part 6) that we have new friends from the pond.


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