Miche, also known as Tiny, is a very special creature. We know he or she is at least three years old, as we've had the pleasure of his or her company for that long. The suprising thing is that Miche weighs just under one ounce. Tiny has lots of spirit and energy but at least for now, is very small.
Tiny Miche - April 2008
Miche checking things out
With a new diet, Miche has started to grow - a tiny bit.
He grew enough that we upgraded his house to a larger, more comfortable size.
Miche likes to swim and enjoys doing laps in the bath tub. As you can see, even with a nice growth spurt, Miche is still quite small.
Miche doing laps
Miche swimming - 080926
December 2008 Update: Miche is growing! Some. A bit. But enough that he/she needs a new house. In August, Miche fit easily inside the small shelter at the upper left. Now Miche has two new shelters in which to play and rest and may soon outgrow that bathtub.
Miche checks out new digs
April 2009 Update: Miche has been eating his Cheerios and other healthy turtle food. After 3 years of no visible growth, Miche has almost doubled in size during the last year. His shell is getting more boxy which is a good thing for a box turtle.