Rare Hypo Tortoise with 10 Claws On One Foot!!!

Imagine hatching a rare Hypomelanistic red footed tortoise.  It would be amazing right? Now, imagine it being deformed with 10 claws on one foot.  Even more amazing right? Only if you’re a children’s book author and you turn it into a character for a future book.  Meet Polly, the hypo red footed tortoise with 10 […]

Russian Tortoises Are Back, With A discount For You!

This has been the year of the Russian tortoise.  Tortstork would be sold out of the hatchlings, before they were even hatched!  Between Hatch A Tortoise eggs and the demand for baby hatchlings, we couldn’t keep up.  We now have some absolutely stunning Russian hatchlings available.  If you have been waiting for that perfect moment […]

94.44% success rate for Hatch A Tortoise Instahatch Eggs

Tortstork shipped out its 378th egg this week and it successfully hatched!  Our successful hatch rate is 94.44%.  The failures vary from unknown reasons, but there are some theories.  It could be form mishandling during shipping to not having the right incubator to having too high of  a temperature in the incubator to delays in […]

Unboxing My Hatchling Hermann’s Tortoise

A customer made this youtube, its very entertaining.

Free Helix Book Download

Download your free copy of Helix Is Home Too. “Helix is Home Too tells the story of Helix, who must transition to completing his school days at home temporarily. He and his classmates learn that their school is shutting down to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Helix and his parents help him stay […]

Amazing Helix painting

Rainbow helix by luna lark

This unique painting was painted by Luna Lark. Please visit the Luna Lark’s website to see more great paintings. Luna Lark Studio Luna Lark uses watercolors, acrylics, and dry media to create colorful paintings of humans and animals. She strives to find a balance between realism and impressionism to best analyze the essence of animals […]

First graders get a surprise Helix book!!!!

An awesome teacher sent me 16 drawings of Helix that her first graders made for me.  They each wrote me a personal letter telling me how much they loved Helix gets His Wheels, and that they couldn’t wait for the second book Helix Rolls Into a Sleepover.  So guess what? I sent them each their […]

Helix 7/31/2019-1/16/2020

I am heartbroken to announce that Helix passed away on January 16th, 2020 from respiratory issues. That morning he went through his normal routine, a soak for five minutes, his favorite orange wheels were put on, and he was offered some food. For the first time, he didn’t get excited. Instead he rolled into his […]

Helix Rolls into a Sleepover. The second book in the Helix series.

Here is a sneak peek at the cover and back of Helix Rolls into a Sleeepover.  When Edward invites Helix to his house for a sleepover, Helix is very excited. But when Helix arrives at Edward’s house, he realizes his home is not wheelchair accessible. Helix is disappointed until his mom suggests inviting Edward over […]

Tortstork, theTurtleRoom, HelixWheelsFoundation and Donations…OH MY!!

Tortstork and theTheTurtleRoom ran a 72 hour Helix Thon.  For every book sold off Tortstork.com, Tortstork would donate $5 to theTurtleRoom.  24 books were sold in the 72 hour “Helix Thon,” and $120 was donated to tTR.  Helix Gets His Wheels is a great book to help children become interested in tortoises.  The last few […]