Happy 8th Gotcha Day Dearest Kroten

I can’t believe I have had her for 8 years now:)

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😉

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.

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

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Kurome IS NOT a Model

I have three turtles, four if you count my baby Kamechan who had passed away. All four of them have their own personal act when it comes to camera time. Kame was a great model, I alwyas got good shot of her. Kroten followed her older sister’s habit so I always got great shot of her too. Papoe is the shy one but it is easy to get a good picture of her…now, my only boy is a totally different!! He is always running away and so hard to have a good picture of him.

Here’s 13 pictures of Kurome and his sisters.

1. An Old Picture, I was trying to put them in stack and of course Kurome wouldn’t even stay on Kroten for longer than 2 seconds

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Hello Hu-Sibling

As Papoe had mentioned in her post (Perfect Shed), we had 2 good news. Papoe has shred hers last week…now It’s time for me to share the other good news.

The good news is …… #DrumRolls …. Mommy is pregnant \(^_^)/

So….that means we will have a hu-sibling:)

She/he is only 4 weeks old now, the doctor said it’s still only the pocket. Next month we can see the baby inside the pocket. I hope our future hu-sibling is a boy, but boy or girl is okay.

You can the USG result here. The small round pocket on the top left is our future hu-sibling

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Perfect Shed

I have great news for everyone:)

Well…actually we have 2 good news but Kroten will share the other news two days from now😉

Now, I want to share good news regarding my shell. I have had my perfect shed \(^_^)/

If you don’t know what shedding is you can read all about it here> Turtle Fact #9: Scutes.

This is the latest picture of me during my shedding process:

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A Daddy and New Crib

Hellooooooo…..

How is everyone???

I hope everyone is healthy and Happy:)

First of all, as Mommy already shared in her previous post (here) WE HAVE A DADDY NOW!!! \(^_^)/

We are sooooo very happy that Mommy really keeps her words that when she decides to get marry, she will have someone who can accept us and loves us as well. We haven’t got pictures of us with him yet but we will soon:)

Mommy got married in December and then we straight away moved in to this rented house. We are no longer live in her school’s dormitory (You can read a bit about her getting married in link above). I am not bragging here…but I am proud to say that I am Daddy’s favorite😉

Here’s a picture of our beloved Mommy and Daddy

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Reasons for My Long Hiatus

I just realized that WordPress has no reblog option anymore so I can’t reblog my post at Polychrome Interest to this blog😦

Anyway…sorry to have abandoned Underneath The Shell for quite so long…but things will be changed soon as I am beginning to adjust now.

So…what had been going on were these:

  • End of semester hectic: final exam, marking and report card
  • School’s yearly concert
  • ….and Getting married😉

You can read more about it here> Reasons for my long Hiatus

Stories of my babies will be back in this blog soon…somewhere this week😉

We will try to visit you all again soon…hope everyone is doing well (hug)

Where Have We Been & Mommy and The Reptiles

I do believe you have noticed that our blog is a bit abandoned…well very abandoned to be precised. This will go on a bit longer than we thought.

In our last post, we wrote that “Mommy has been extremely busy with both her work and her private life“. Her work is currently in its busiest moment where she has to prepare the report card for end of semester and preparing the properties of her school’s concert. Her school always has school concert in the end of the year. So she has her hands full with her work. When she is not working, she prefers to play with us instead of helping us updating our blog (and her blog as well). Other than that…we are going to share a bit of Mommy’s private life which will also concerned us. Soon, we will have a hu-dad…Yes! Inshaa Allah (if Allah wills it) she will get married this month.

Thankfully, though our future dad is not a reptile lover but he knows well how much Mommy loves us and he will accept us in the family…well, I think it’s more like we will accept him in our happy little family😉

To prove that our future dad agrees with Mommy’s love for reptiles, they often went dating where there were gathering of reptile lovers. Mommy loves to see all the reptiles there and sometimes, when she felt like it, she had a picture with one of the reptiles.

Here are the pictures, look at how happy Mommy’s face when she held them…BUT I can assure you that her happiest face is when she is with us😉

With bearded dragon. She really wants to have one of these.

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Missing In Action

Dear friends,

We are so very sorry that we haven’t been updating our blog for almost 2 months now. Mommy has been extremely busy with both her work and her private life. She is still loving and carting us dearly, she never forgets us…BUT she hardly has time to blog. She even updated her blog once a month.

Anyway, we are planning to change that to at least once a week (fingers cross).

We are still healthy and happy. I have shed away all the fungus on my carapace (will write about it soon), Kurome and Papoe are also doing great.

I hope everyone are also doing great since we weren’t able to visit you guys. We missed you all so much and will start visiting you all again somewhere this week.

Meanwhile, here are some pictures from our instagram showing the two and three of us:)

Papoe and I

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Kurome of Instagram

Finally!! My turn:)

It took longer time for my post to be posted because Mommy had returned to her super busy schedule. She hasn’t even update her blog yet…I think she has abandoned the blog for more than 2 weeks now.

Anyway, we still have A LOT of pictures from instagram to share but this will be our last post till a couple of months ahead. We don’t want our blog to be filled only with pictures from our instagram.

Here’s a little secret I want to tell you😉

I am Mommy’s favorite!!:)

She loves all of us but my big black eyes always melt her heart….plus I am incredibly tame.

#1 Kissing Mommy’s arm

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