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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. 

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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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