Herman is a tortoise.  We have him as a house guest over the Christmas period and, I have to confess, it’s nowhere as near as exciting as having a dog in the house …DSC_0086.JPGBecause, you know, Herman doesn’t actually do very much, and I feel certain he should be hibernating.  His owners say he doesn’t.  When I was a child, my paternal grandmother always had a tortoise (always called Fred) and every Autumn it went into a straw-filled box and then the box went into the garden shed.  For six months.

All tips on tortoise keeping gratefully received.

2 thoughts on “Herman

  1. All I can remember is the Blue Peter tortoise being packed away into its hibernation box every winter! I wonder if central heating and global warming have resulted in the lack of hibernation 😉
    Sorry, I’m not help at all am I? Hope he behaves himself over the Christmas period, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be a needy houseguest!


  2. Herman does have a very shiny shell. I know nothing about tortoises but I agree with Deb, he looks like he will be a perfect house guest over the holidays. Merry Christmas Ruth.


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