Jabba, a White’s tree frog, is always a favorite in the lab and a constant source of entertainment!
I think Squirt, a red-eared slider, is trying to “hibernate” (brumate) which isn’t easy in a room full of noisy scientists! Last winter, she stopped eating for several months and had me worried, but one spring day, she wanted food again. The turtles in the pond behind school can no longer be seen floating in the water on warm days. Most turtles go deep into the mud and leaves at the bottom of ponds during winter months. Their bodies slow down, so they don’t need to eat anymore and they stop breathing through their lungs.