Turtle Tuesday With Tidbits

What is the difference between a turtle, a tortoise, and a terrapin?  I went roaming the Internets for the past few days to discover the answer to this question because people have been R170341.jpg.rendition.largestoffering to give me turtles, tortoises, and terrapins because they are moving.  Some are moving because they are graduating from college with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and are convinced they cannot take their turtle/tortoise/terrapin with them.  And, no – although I would love to have another turtle, and will probably get one in the semi-distant future – I cannot afford to keep a second turtle/tortoise/terrapin unless the habitat and stand accompany them.  Then it comes down to space and where they can be kept since we live in an apartment.

According to the article (link provided), the main difference between these three species is whether or not they go into the water often.  A tortoise is mostly land based and is primarily a vegetarian and a turtle is omnivorous and spends a good portion of the time in the water.  A tortoise and a terrapin are terms for the same animal and it depends on where you live as to what they are called.

Tidbits:  Halloween is coming up and I am thinking – this year we may throw a Halloween party.  We haven’t had a Halloween party in years.  No party is complete without cupcakes, so here is a decorating idea I ran across calling playfully for me to attempt.  Hope you enjoy!  Just follow the link provided at “Tidbits.”


About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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