With Special thanks to @angelfurball and mom for typist skills and patient help
Hi, I’m Jeff a 19 year old Musk turtle who loves to make people smile. Luckily I live with a like minded mom and together we bring lots of fun and silliness to Twitter. Please follow me @jeffmusk and join in the fun.
A little about me…..I am a house kept turtle and live with mom and super dad in a water tank near Nashville, Tennessee USA. I have two water turtle brothers a year younger than me; Elmer, a yellow belly pond turtle is the biggest with a shell of ten inches, Larry, a painted turtle the most active. We have recently taken in four box turtle babies that hatched from their nest in February 2014. So we are an six turtle home now. I have a Noshellbrother and a grandma that live next door.
Musk turtles full grown only have a four inch shell so we are very small. I love the water and stay under most of the time. I have a special tongue that converts oxygen so I can breath under water. It does prevent me from eating out of the water. I eat pond sticks mostly although I also like freeze dried shrimps and occasionally baby carrots. As a Musk turtle I do not swim very well and usually just walk across the bottom of my tank more like a Hippo. I can be out of the water for extended times but do not really like it. As most turtles I am an escape artist and have escaped my tank four times. Once when I was young I escaped and thankfully our Boxer dog Daisy did not eat me. The second time I wound up under moms recliner after taking wrong turn at the DVDs as I was trying to go visit Ms. @oldladybishop. The third time I was lost in the house for about thirty minutes and was given an ankle bracelet from Sherif @Rockythedogg. I have a heater in my tank, filter and light and my turtlemancave. Being a Musk turtle means that I can hiss stinky stuff when I am scared. Turtles are mostly solitary animals and prefer to be alone, I did live together with my brothers in one tank but we started fighting and biting and now everyone has their own tank.