Snuggle time with my sharp little friend! This little guy is turning into a lap tortoise.
Rover’s gotten heavy enough that I added some ramp support. Apparently it doubles as a comfy place to rest his hind legs. Chilling like this for over 15 minutes now.
Rover’s high-traction feet are not ticklish. He just let me pet the bottom of his raised foot multiple times, almost no reaction. Touch a claw, though, and the foot moves pronto.
When I first got Rover he was still too young to have figured out path planning skills. If he saw a thing he wanted, he went in the direction he saw it, regardless of what obstacles lay between him and it. This often meant “leaping” off platforms that were twice as high as his carapace Read more about Dropping from ledges[…]
Rover’s a huge fan of cozy spaces. When I first got this cave, he wouldn’t stick around in it for any length of time. At some point he decided he was big enough that it juuuust qualified as a valid sleeping space. But it’s still preferable to squeeze into an old shoe. Even when he’s not Read more about Cozy spaces[…]
Today I learned that Rover doesn’t mind if I lift him and brush his tail clean with a toothbrush. So tolerant!