Tubby turtles!

Last night mum and I cleaned out the new turtle tank for the first time! It was great fun!

Before, we didn’t have the proper set up, and so we were cleaning the small tank nearly every other day. But this nice new one has a filter, heater and other turtle mod cons and it lasted nearly two weeks!

We’ve got some tubing and a stopper to siphon the dirty water out of the tank, I’d never seen this before and I thought it was really funny!

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I loved watching the water fall into the bucket. When mum went to empty it I checked on my ninjas.

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As I looked at them up close, I realised mini Milo wasn’t quite so mini anymore! He’s got really tubby, really quickly. A week and a half on his new, super ninja, all round turtle pellets and he has exploded in his shell! I know he loves them, because he begs for them at the side of the tank. We were advised to let them eat as much as they could in 5 minutes once a day, but I’m afraid Milo is going to have to go on a little diet because he’s fat! His little stripy bum is hanging out of his shell! Hehe!

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So I had a little chat with him and told him not to worry, but he needs to exercise more and his food is going to be cut down. Michael-Angelo is fine and being very supportive by doing extra laps of the tank to help motivate Milo beat the turtle tubs!

Bisous Bailey

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  1. Love it Bailey! 🙂

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  2. Bailey, you are one lucky kitty to have these new housemates to observe. We do think Milo has a cute little bum. And remember, don’t drink the turtle water. Yetch! Hey, and good job balancing on the edge of the tank without falling in. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  3. You are such a good helper for Mom!

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  4. There probably isn’t another kitty in the world that has his own pet turtles!

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  5. What a great set up you have now for the nInjas! Shame about the diet but that means the food is gooood 😀

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  6. Thanks for likes and comments on my blog. I do tweet tweet on yours!

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  7. Looks like you’re doing a great job looking after them Bailey!

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  8. Good for you Bailey – giving Mr. Tubby (heehee) a bit of a lecture on being more active in the tank and less of a piggy so he can become a lean mean turtle machine instead of his BIG OLD SELF. His turtle bum is quite cute though! It’s a grand thing that you and your Mom can share the turtle tank cleaning duty. YAY!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  9. I had no idea turtles could be fat! Is there diet turtle chow?

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  10. Cute turtle bum!

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  11. Aww that’s so sweet of you Bailey to look out for the ninjas. I know the little one probably did not want to hear the words diet, but turtle obesity is serious. Poor little one. I wish him good luck on the diet. =^..^=

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  12. Your little tubby turtle reminds me of the one I played with when I was a kid. Now, Bailey, you might want to read my article about it on this link:http://marygilmartin.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/characters-in-stories-the-loggerhead-turtle/

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  13. You are so helpful and responsible Bailey.

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  14. Bailey! Teddy is jealous of your tubby turtle!

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  15. Bailey…lovely cat 🙂

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  16. Bailey can start a turtle aerobics class

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  17. Your turtles are adorable! Chubby or not!

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  18. Bailey we lubz you iz so pawz on wif da Turtlez. Diz iz so sweet. You are much better behaved den me 😉
    2 Summerz ago Mum brought home a Guinea Pig named Pookie n me tried to eat him so Pookie had to go to Shelter!! Pookie lasted here 15 min-utz!!!! Mum won’t bring home anyfing else now!! MOL!!!
    Milo n Michangelo are cute….maybe Mum will relent (VBP) n get me a turtle…..
    Lub n paw patz frim Nylablue ❤

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  19. Who knew a cat and turtle could be friends?

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  20. Baily you tell the best stories, I enjoy them everyday, and I have some fun for you turtle friends I just found, thought about Michael-Angelo & Milo and wanted to share this link. so take a look and let me know what you think. Take care and enjoy your visit with the felines, and remember your manners, you pawsome cat!!
    http://kamekroten.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/tricking-me-to-eat-cuttlebone-and-apple-peel/

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  1. […] Even though the picture is slightly blurry I think it clearly shows how naughty they are! They’re such little piggies, they always beg for food as soon as I go near their aquarium. You’d think I don’t feed them at all, but I promise you they remain quite tubby turtles! […]

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