We often never think of turtles and tortoises when we think of great pets, but they make amazing and loving pets. Yes, they tend to live a very long time and have very specific care needs, but they are also less conventional but still really great animals and pets. Here are 60 times turtles and tortoises were caught being absolutely hilarious and ridiculously adorable.
1. Frampt says hi.
2. The newest kid on the block is very cute to boot.
3. Just hanging out on this napkin.
4. Kim fell asleep on her basking spot.
5. An angy burger.
6. Herman here is falling asleep in the middle of dinner, like a champ.
7. A ginormous tortolini.
8. Rocket the tortoise being the cutest little pie.
9. Nemo floating in to say a quick hi.
10. These two exotic animal veterinarians met working on a wild tortoise survey so thought it was perfect to have their pet tortoise (Tom Shelleck) be the ring bearer. They said it was “The Slowest Walk Down the Aisle”.
11. Excellent bodyguards with built-in armour.
12. Just taking his pet tortoise on a walk in the streets of Tokyo.
13. Chomp chomp chomp.
14. “He’s so cute. Can I keep him?” They’re good friends.
15. A tiny turtle eating a tiny slice of orange.
16. A grandpa made this floating dock for the turtles in the lake near his house. The turtles seem to love it!
17. These are some of 170 diamondback terrapin hatchlings being released as part of a conservation effort.
18. When their 250 lb tortoise escaped to the next street, the owners mounted a rescue and homecoming effort that included this DIY vehicle to take her home.
19. On his daily prowl around the house. This is the swaggiest walk I have ever seen.
20. This tortoise’s owner crocheted a tank sweater for her. Meet Frank the Tank.
21. Selfie with a wise old tortoise.
22. A baby turtle inside its teeny little shell.
23. “I have found the Wegendawy Weef!” Translation: “I have found the Legendary Leaf!”
24. Skydiving baby turtle goes “wheeee!”
25. Just a baby turtle floating around on a slice of bread.
26. And a baby Razorback turtle is born.
27. Look at the pretty patterns on this baby turtle!
28. Gamer boi.
29. Franklin the tortoise met a new friend today!
30. Jennifer Slopez refuses to listen to instructions not to go downstairs so these gates had to be put in for her own safety.
31. This turtle is 100 years old!
32. “I is toortis now”
33. Doing the splits while chomping down on some leaves.
34. Bolts are inedible but that won’t stop this tortoise from trying to eat it.
35. “Turn up the thermostat, hooman! We’re cold!”
36. This dad didn’t want to be left to take care of a tortoise pet but is now totally happy to sit down with Hector the tortoise and show him pictures of other tortoises.
37. Aww this dog has a such a cute and tiny hat!
38. Believe it or not, this is a baby snapping turtle and not a tiny dragon.
39. He’s supposed to be keeping his girlfriend’s tortoise out of trouble but looks like they both failed because they’re drinking and driving.
41. This is a Fernandina tortoise, assumed to be extinct since 1906, but was found by Forrest Galante in the Galapagos.
42. This smile is both cute and slightly sinister.
43. Cat gets lamp. Turtle gets warm cat. It’s a win-win. Cat also gets to pretend they’re outside. While being in a box, that’s clear and inside and warm. All wins for cat.
44. This strawberry-eating turtle is the most adorable little baby ever.
45. This baby turtle loves getting his little tummy brushed with a little brush.
46. Warming up her little bum is the most content little turtle ever.
47. Turtle: “I’m a sombrero!”
48. It’s Squirtle the turtle!
49. Training her to be a flower girl at her hooman’s wedding. She looks so cute!
50. “Dammit, could you delete that one? There’s something on my face”
51. These two cuties, Cuff and Link, were in Rocky with Sylvester Stallone when they were 5 years old, and are now in Creed 2 with him again! Now these two cuties are 44 years old and still adorable.
52. Is that melted cheese? No, it’s a really rare albino turtle from India.
53. What could be cuter than a bucket of adorable baby turtles? Although that baby turtle in the first photo looks ready to slap someone.
54. This is Leonardo the African spur thighed tortoise and Simon, a three legged cow. They are best friends and have been inseparable since they met.
55. Cuddle puddle!
56. He’s really enjoying his little bike ride around the neighbourhood.
57. These volunteers are forming a human wall to help 112 baby loggerhead turtle hatchlings make their way to ocean safely.
58. Meet Bonnie And Clyde. One of them is a morning turtle and the other one isn’t.
59. This hardware store has a pet turtle. This is him on one of his rounds of the store.
60. This tortoise is celebrating his birthday in style.