Niblet cactus flower
Niblet walking
Niblet and two friends

Niblet is the smallest of the Texas gopher tortoises at RCI. Another rescue from Gina’s Heart of Gold, he had been nibbled on (hence his name), probably by a dog, and has some rough edges and a missing gular projection. Fortunately, that does not seem to bother him. When RCI received Niblet he was so shy he would immediately retract into his shell when he saw a human. Now that he has settled into life at RCI, he is ready and waiting to be fed, head extended when we arrive with breakfast.