Many people are worried that their tortoise hasn’t come out yet, or it has come out once or twice and now it has been gone for a week or two. The weather has changed from hot to cool often in the last weeks, and the tortoises seem to be waiting for a nice warm streak. Today, April 11, it’s cool again in Las Vegas and will remain so for several days. If your tortoise is already a month later than normal for it, I might worry. Check your burrow for a collapse or obstruction by reflecting sunlight down it with a mirror. Otherwise, just wait through the next warm spell, at least.
If it’s not out by the end of April, for a fee of $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers we can bring the Snooper video camera to look down the burrow and hope to locate the tortoise or a problem (in the Las Vegas area). Please take comfort that you and many other custodians are worrying and mighty eager to see that scaly little nose poke out of the burrow.