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Zoey & Joey

Zoey and Joey, or Zoseph and Joseph as I like to call them, are my painted yellow bellied slider turtles! I got them from a pet shop in January of 2021 and they've been my trusty painting sidekicks ever since. I am pretty sure Zoey is male and Joey is female, but I have never been certain. It's tricky. 

This is how it started. Look how little they were! They got along well at first but later I learned they are territorial when Zoey bit Joey's back leg. Now they are in the same tank but with a divider in the center for safety. 


They've grown so much! They're like the little mascots of Audrey Shantz Art. Everyone always comments on how friendly they are. They're like happy puppies, always wanting to be fed. 

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