Tortellini the red-footed tortoise turns 1 year old on January 20, 2013!
Tortellini spends his days munching on leafy greens and fruit. He weighs 68 g — just about the same as a stack of 12 quarters.
We still don’t know if Tortellini is a boy or a girl, but we look forward to finding out in a few years. When red-footed tortoises reach approximately 6-7 inches in length, the shape of their shells and tails change to indicate whether they’re male or female. Currently, Tortellini is only about 2.5 inches long.
Stop by Eat and Be Eaten this week to wish Tortellini a happy birthday.