Our Home

We thought it’d be fun to share with our followers, a little glimpse of where we live. Tiny Turtle Journey is located in south Florida — which means no snow! We have a beautiful little yard filled with adventure, which is where Beans and Bento’s pens are set up (nothing is better than nature for these wild beasts!). So today, enjoy these photos of things that Beans and Bento get to experience.

Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Beans, a Florida box turtle  Bento, a Flordia box turtle Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Bento, a Florida box turtle Bento, a Florida box turtle Bento, a Florida box turtle Beans, a Florida box turtle Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photosThese little flowers, barely purple, cover whole sections of our yard this time of year. When they’re all grouped together, it looks like our yard is covered in snow! So we call them snow flowers. They’re really interesting because they open and close depending on the weather, and when they close they fold up into perfectly neat little geometric bulbs.

Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photosThere’s a crazy weird little orange and black bug on those weird little red seeds. There’s always a surprise in Florida!

Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos
Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photos Tiny Turtle Journey, environment photosBaby box turtle buttAaaaand…look at how adorable Popeye’s bum is.

8 Comments on “Our Home
  1. I found my little Oscar 1 month ago in a dark hole with no escape and no food-he was the size of a quarter. He loves worms(2 a day) but he won’t eat his veggies. I give him grass, flowers, grated carrots, peas, celery leaves, tomato- help. please advise me, and can I put real plants in his enclosure?

    • Hello! Thanks for following our journey! Don’t worry too much about Oscar not eating his veggies. Box turtles are especially carnivorous when they’re young, so that’s nothing out of the ordinary. Popeye and Pinto Bean rarely eat their fruits or veggies, but they do very much love their worms.
      You absolutely can put real plants in his enclosure — and I encourage it! The more his enclosure is like the wild, the better, especially if you plan to release him in the Spring. Here’s a link to a list that I use of turtle-safe plants…
      http://www.anapsid.org/resources/edible.html

  2. I love what you are doing, it appears you live more south than Daytona. I want to release Oscar in the spring, will that be possible

    • Thank you! I am between 2 and 3 hours south of the Daytona area. Tiny Turtle Journey is currently located in Port St Lucie. If you decide to release him, make sure you put him somewhere safe — not too close to highways, construction, homes, etc. A state park would be good (like Tomoka State Park in Ormond Beach)…or if there are any woodsy, undeveloped areas around where you live that would be good, too.

  3. I love your website, your pictures and everything..I am always checking for new updates and pictures.
    Roxanne, I am sure Oscar will eat crickets as well, they love to hunt the crickets and it is a good workout for him.
    Reagan, one more time what you are doing is awesome and very very professional I can see the love and passion you put on this…congrats !!! Regards from Sparky & Sunny.

    • Robert (and Spakry and Sunny!)! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying following our journey, and very much appreciate your support! You make our journey worth it :) I love that we are able to make a difference and help fellow box turtle owners and lovers.
      And yes, crickets are a great suggestion! The boxies love hunting them down and it’s very healthy exercise for them :)

      Thank you thank you, again, for your support!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Protected with IP Blacklist CloudIP Blacklist Cloud