Meet Billy the Turtle

by thesoontobemurrys

We now have a pet turtle. Sometimes I just don’t know when to say no.

The kids at school found a tiny itty-bitty baby turtle flipped upside-down and covered in ants on our field last week. He couldn’t have been more than a couple days old. In our first rescue attempt, we flipped him back over and sent him back towards the pond on the other side of the fence, but he wouldn’t move and ended up back on his back. So we climbed the fence and put him in a tupperware container with some water, sticks, and leaves. Katie (what a munchkin) named him Billy.

Magically, he ended up in Charlie’s office in a $60 set-up. So we now have a Bayley and a Billy. Who knew turtles could be so cute and so expensive?

He is finally eating and basking in his 40 watt basking light on his floating rock formation and actually is pretty cute.

The goal was to give him to the school for one of the classrooms but with school almost over, no one wants him. And I don’t think Charlie wants to give him up either.

Maybe when he grows, we can add him to my parent’s pond?