Getting To Know Anka

Hello guys…it has been a while since our last post πŸ™‚

Mommy is now has triple workload; teaching, house chores and now babies (us and the human baby). Mommy has been very careful to not letting salmonella gets into our hu-brother. She always washes her hands after handling us (she sometimes forgot to wash hands before our hu-brother was born) and she hasn’t properly introduced us (the turtles and Anka – the name of our hu-brother) till recently.

Mommy thinks that the three month old Anka is now ready to interact (not yet in the touching stage)

Here’s what happened when we met πŸ˜‰


What is it ibu? Oh…you will introduce me to Papoe.

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A Change of Behaviour

Hello friends πŸ™‚

Sorry for taking so long to update on my baby turtles. My baby human has consumed all my time. Now, I have gotten used to his sleeping schedule so I can managed to do my things bit by bit.

We are still not going to post as much as before but we will at least try to post once a month (minimum).

I want to share a bit about my two little turtles.

During my labour, I had to stay in the hospital for three days. When I came back…Kurome and Papoe had changed their behaviour.

Those who come to our blog often know that Kurome was very passionate and always chased me around as shown in this video:

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Welcome Our Hu-brother, Anka

Yeaaaaa \(^-^)/ Our hu-brother is finally here πŸ™‚

We have been waiting for him.

Β To know the full detail of his birth, you can read it on our mommy’s blog> Polychrome Interest

Everyone said that Mommy will forget about us once our hu-brother is with us…but everyone is WRONG!!! Once mommy was strong enough (she had cesarean so she needed recovery) she immediately cleaned our tank. This morning our dirty filter was cleaned and our tank looked better again after she left us for 3 days, she was in the hospital. She promised to change the water the minute she has the strength to do it πŸ™‚

Once again…welcome to our life Anka…we are sure that Mommy will teach you to love us as much as her πŸ™‚

The Escapees (Day Out Part 3)

If this is your first visit, you can check Part 1: Keeping Up With Two active Turtles and Part 2: The Escape Artists.

Now…what did the escapees do when they were out of their pen?


Wandering on the front yard.

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The Escape Artists (Day Out Part 2)

Last month, I had written about Day Out Part 1 – Keeping Up with 2 Active Turtles. I wrote about how to contain turtles who won’t stay still to enjoy the sun.

Now, I will share their genius plot to escape the cardboard pen I made for them.

One day, I put them on higher platform and somehow, Papoe asked Kurome to help her out of the cardboard. That simple pen was moving and I saw how both Papoe and Kurome were pushing it. I put sandals to stop the board to move


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Keeping Up With Two Active Turtles (Day Out Part 1)

This is going to be a 3 part post…too much photos, so I couldn’t put them all up in one post. Part two will be the most interesting one because it shows how smart turtles can be πŸ˜‰

I do believe I had mention so many times how active Kurome and Papoe are. I couldn’t set them in them out without full attention, they will get lost somewhere if I didn’t look at them carefully. Kroten is the most calm one who always enjoys the sun to the fullest.

This is what I did to contain one of them and set the other one to roam around outside.


In the end, I became tired to chase them around. Then this idea came out, to put both of them inside a cardboard. Papoe and Kurome are inside the box while Kroten stays outside.

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Our New Playground

Hello guys πŸ™‚

It has been ages since I last wrote here. Just to let you know what had happened with our new family, I am getting closer to my dad every day. Mommy was often late with the camera so no proof there, but I often chase my dad…maybe because we have the same skin colour πŸ˜‰ (My dad is quite dark)


Mommy still let us play around the house as it is one of her way to make us part of the family. Papoe is rarely out because when she is out, she will go straight under the bed which makes mommy a bit difficult to get her out. Papoe is still very shy. Kroten and I are always easy to call so mommy let us out more often.

I found this interesting part in the house and decided to use it as my playground πŸ˜‰

But recently…Kroten also thinks that this part of the house is interesting…so I have to share with her now.

Here are some pictures of us playing there:

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Unusual Sleeping Position #14: Kroten – 45 Degrees and No Head

It’s been a while since my last post…NO I didn’t forget about them. My dearest Kroten, Papoe and Kurome are still one of my priorities but lots of things caused me to have blogging hiatus. I will share it in my own blog later (Polychrome Interest)

Anyway I want to share a bit of story first. I once posted a picture of their clean tanks and one of my colleagues commented, “You’re still taking care of them? remember your baby!” I can understand why someone said something like that…because he never had a pet!! My answer was simple, “How can I neglect my adopted children just because I am going to have my biological child?

Yes…they are from different species but they are also my children…I love them wholeheartedly.

I haven’t been posting this series in ages!! Last month I found Kroten sleeping like this for almost two hours!! It was so cute and only a turtle can do this πŸ˜‰


The Unusual Sleeping Position series> here

Happy 8th Gotcha Day Dearest Kroten

I can’t believe I have had her for 8 years now πŸ™‚

I still can remember the day I brought her home. She was light green, different to other turtles in the shop who were dark green, a bit sick with some rotten parts on her carapace and plastron; and has no nails at all. I was and still am glad that she got over her sickness and grows to be a healthy and smart turtle. Her color, just like Papoe, is also changing over the year.

Here are two pictures of her wen I first brought her to her new home. The quality is not good because I only used my mobile phone’s not so good camera….but you still see how cute she was and how pale he color was.


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Happy 4th Gotcha Day Dearest Papoe

Sorry to say this is a late post 😦

Being a working housewife sure takes all my time away. I do remember her gotcha day BUT I hardly had time to sit in front of the computer and start writing about her special gotcha day. I hope she forgives me for this late Gotcha day post πŸ˜‰

I got Papoe 4 years ago, in March 11, 2012 to be exact. She was soooo tiny and sooo cute. I am happy to say that I got her from a breeder, she was not captured from the wild. Papoe’s species is not the type you can find anywhere, she is a bit rare…it’s easier to find her type here because she belongs in Papua (hence her name is Papoe – read pa-poo)

She is still the shyest in the family but she sure is the prettiest in the family. She changes into a beautiful turtle so different to when I first got her.

Let’s see how she has changed so much:

The first few days after I bring her home, pay attention to her dark colour.


4 year old Papoe, so bright…but still has the same smile

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