The Turtle Page

 

Welcome to Picasso and Dora Maar 's Home page.                    Back                                Entire website  inspired by Picasso

Picasso - Spanish artist. One of the most prolific and influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso excelled in painting, sculpture, etching, stage design, and ceramics. With Georges Braque he launched cubism (1906-1925), and he introduced the technique of collage. Among Picasso's works are Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937).   Or the name of the unknown(yet powerful) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!


Dora Maar - French photographer and painter. Born 1909 in Tours.  Died 1997. Picasso, who was then aged 50, was charmed by this beautiful dark-haired girl and produced during their relationship of many sketches, watercolours and paintings which testify today of their moments of happiness.  

 Picasso has lived with me for just over 10 years.  I found Picasso trying to cross the  street of 2700 West and 2700 South.  At first he appeared to be a rock in the middle of the road.  As I swearved around the "rock" I looked in my side view mirror noticed it kind-of moving.  I was fascinated by this new creature and wanted to lean all I could.   
Picasso is a Red Ear Slider turtle who are common in the southwest area of the country, around the Mississippi basin.  They can and do hibernate in colder areas or climats.   Picasso is a male.  His long finger nails (use in enticing the female in mating) a longer tail and slightly concaved underside are some of the male traits.  The female Red Ear Slider will grow to be larger then the male.  When I found Picasso he was in pretty bad shape.   According to the vet, he was not well taken care of.    While in my possesion he grew an inch quite quickly, although he is still growing, although not as noticible like the beginning.
Dora is Picasso 2nd girlfriend.  Camille, Picasso's first turtle companion was targically lost while I was out of town.  I did not leave them with a good sitter.  Dora Maar has been with us for about 5 yrs.  Their first introductin did not go well, Picasso did not like her and was quite aggressive until he got used to her.   Her growth is much more noticable and it growing well.  When Dora was first introduced to Picasso she was a good inch smaller, now she is about an inch bigger then he.  Their home is a 75 gallon reptile tank wider then a fish tank not tall, filled about 1/3 of the way full.  They have a couple rocks for sunning them selves. 
  With small pebble like rock on the tank floor.  I have designed the tank so that no little turtles will be produced.  The female needs an area to bury her eggs and in this tank their is no place.  
Their diet consists of Worms, crickets and food pellets. Occasionally a water plant which they can devore in a matter of days.   I used to take them out of the tank and run around but no longer.  Picasso is a fast little turtle.

 

You can contact the turtles if you wish at theturtles@turtlesoup.com