February……………whilst the tortoises sleep

February is a strange month, our tortoises are still sleeping soundly whilst us owners want March to come round quickly so we can see our little friends once again.  This winter has been extremely mild, its been quite a challenge making sure that the sleeping tortoises do not awake with temperatures in the early teens.   I have consciously checked the tortoises weekly weighing them and giving them a once over, whilst carefully placing them back in their insulated boxes.  I have already had several emails from people asking for me to take in their tortoise as their circumstances have changed.  A beautiful little Hermann has just arrived called Shelby…….she is utterly adorable.