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Sep 25, 2006

A real-life "Walkie Bits"?

Tortle_2 Check this out, this Egyptian toi-tull must be the inspiration for Japanese 'Walkie Bits'

With his little arms out-stretched, he's all: "EHN!" (Which, when you check your Turtle-to-English dictionary, is Turtle for "EHN!")


Tiny, scaled thanks to Becky L.

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I really need to compile all the turtlet links...

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:06 PM

turtlehead! turtlehead!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:07 PM

Thanks for herding the turtles, Teho.

Laurie C
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:11 PM

How can a funny-looking, scaly, HOMELY creature be so doggoned cute? No fur, no feathers... I guess it's the body-language and the way the little legs look like they are waving around. And the fact that it's so teeny it looks like it came out of a Cracker Jacks box...

Kim H.
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:11 PM

Fingertip turtle! Goes well with the thumb monkey.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:12 PM

The only thing funnier than a herd of turtles (of course I have!) is a herd of turtles STAMPEDING.




 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:17 PM

Ok, it's official. Turtles the size of quarters have made it onto my 'Awwww' Factor list.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:27 PM


Put that one in a BOX and close th lid.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:28 PM

CUTE!!!!....nuff said

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:29 PM

Is "animals that fit on a fingertip" a cuteness rule? If not, it totally should be.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:32 PM

Haa, Haa, haa! S t a m p e d i n g Turrrr-tulllies! That made me chuckle.

They're just so darn cute, for little scaley reptiles. I think it's the micro-sizing that does it.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:32 PM

I WANT IT!!!!!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:38 PM

Another name this a wee-turtle's "ehn!" would be 'thumb nail stretch'.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:44 PM

Teeny, Tiny, Thumb-Topping Tortoise.

A thinker
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:53 PM

He's a lovely caramel color. I wonder if he comes in chocolate?

Laurie C
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 01:55 PM

Awwwww that's the second blurpy lil turtle (as I call em, tur-du) I have seen today!!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:03 PM

What did the snail say when it jumped on the turle's back?


 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:28 PM

My first year away at college ("university" to you Canadian types), a dormmate of mine showed me a piece of paper his dad had sent him. Seems that back home, the pair of box turtles in the back yard had produced a batch of eggs which hatched, releasing several REALLY weensy baby turtles. Dad had no camera, so he did the next best thing-- took them to work in a shoe box, lined them up on the office Xerox and made a bunch of copies.

My friend carried a cut-out of one of the babies (tummy view, of course) in his wallet for years next to photos of his family.

J. Bo
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:32 PM

P.S. MamaDawn, I believe that punch line is "Wheeee!"

J. Bo
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:33 PM

J.Bo - that story's great!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:48 PM

Tee-tiny turtle pretends to fly: "Look at me! Look at meeeeee!"

Peg of Tilling
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 02:50 PM

It's a tortoy!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 03:09 PM

That's it. I want ten tiny turtles, one for each finger including thumbs!

...Actually make that twenty. I'll wear them on my toes too!

Judy B
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 03:15 PM

Xerox turtles! Love it!

Yes, I think "if you can fit on a finger, you're cute" is a rule or should be.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 03:18 PM

Yes, good to see all the little turdies in one place. Thanks, Theo!

And, I must say that I don't find all the cartoony type stuff all that cute, but that herd of turtoys definitely IS cute.

My daughter had a toy turtle she named Picklehead. Hmmm, now that she's growed up a green robot turdie might be a good Christmas present....hmmmm....

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 03:42 PM

*barfs a rainbow*

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 03:50 PM

ooooh, look at his little tiny legs paddling through the air! He has almost inspired me to write a hiaku, but I don't think I could capture his essence!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 04:13 PM


Chanting from the peeps:

"Do it...do it...do it..."

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 04:20 PM


Me wuvs dem.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 04:22 PM

Caramel turtle,
balanced on a fingertip,
I want to kiss you.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 04:24 PM

Goddam fingertip.
Can't crawl forward, can't scoot back.
I know where you sleep.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 04:39 PM


Omg. Jaypo, lovely. Theo, gutbusting!!!

What's up with Haikus anyhoo? There has to be a story!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 05:23 PM

This blogging is so fun it can't be legal.


 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 05:30 PM

Not much to tell, Lauri. I suppose we *could* eschew haiku, but we're not averse. So to speak.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 05:48 PM

T., is there an ETA on a post about Zingerman's and their many delights? possibly on teh blog?


Account Deleted
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:01 PM

I Loove turtles! And the Haikus! Just make sure all those teeny turtles don't very slowly escape!! Thanks for all the pictures... Now I think I can finish marking all the exams (emotion exam, question asked: How would you make someone happy? One person answered 'let them hold a kitten'.. had to find a way to give marks for that!!)

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:40 PM

ooh! it would be cool to see one of the itty monkeys interacting with the turtle.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:47 PM

bcteagirl! Oh yes! Points for that fer sure!

Adam, turtle would be EHN, and monkey would be ...meh!!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:56 PM

bcteagirl! Oh yes! Points for that fer sure!

Adam, turtle would be EHN, and monkey would be ...meh!!

T'would be KYOOT!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:57 PM



 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 06:58 PM

Hey, I would not eschew Haiku.

I likes Haiku.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 07:00 PM

When I try to chew Haiku, it gets stuck in my teeth. Oh. eschew? Bless you.

Of the turkle. I likes him a lot. I had a toy turkle when I was little (I think he was a little green turkle whistle, if I recall correctly -- that was many moons ago) I loved him, but this would be way more fun. Turkle races, anyone?

useta hada kitteh
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 07:58 PM


You bring back memories. When I was wee, I had a bebeh turtle. My brother one day took it upon himself to give my turtle for a ride on his tricycle. He came home (blast) but he came home alone. At some point, somewhere, my little turtle stepped/dropped off. Never found out where.

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 08:24 PM

OMFG, you've pegged my cute gauge AGAIN. Tiny turtles! Argh!

 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 09:07 PM

That's one tiny turt!

Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
 |  Sep 25, 2006 at 11:07 PM

Awwww, adorable baby turtle...

little miao
 |  Sep 26, 2006 at 07:14 AM




 |  Sep 26, 2006 at 10:25 AM

what a cute tortoise

 |  Sep 26, 2006 at 11:12 AM

Ok, time to sing again!

One two three four five,
six seven eight nine ten,
Ten tiny turtles on the telephone, talking to the grocery man...

Love tineh turkles. Specially real ones. Tineh frogs too. Sigh.

 |  Sep 27, 2006 at 07:48 AM

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