Student pets: Venus the tiny tortoise
She’s five cm big
Meet the IndianStar tortoise from Whitby Road.
Name: Venus Tia El-Chamaa
Age: 13 months (her birthday party in November was a hoot)
Relationship status: Down for whatever
Likes: Blended vegetables, long jogs in the morning, sunbathing, warm dark spaces, hide and seek, letting loose, sitting, dance-offs
Dislikes: running for the bus, trying to find a seat in the Learning Commons, not having blended vegetables, people who are late
Favourite Film: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Favourite Music: Anything with bass
Hobbies: reading (The Hare and the Tortoise is her fave), snoozing, hunting for small dark spaces, watching I’m A Celeb with the gang, dancing like there’s no tomorrow
Celebrity crush: David Attenborough
Owner, third year Gabi el Chamaa see’s Venus not only as her tortoise, but as her best mate: “By day she’s my therapist and by night she patrols the house, guarding us from any intruders”
Venus returns the love in her own special way: “she has taken a liking to shitting on my hand.”
Living in a house full of ladies isn’t easy, but Venus always manages to play it cool and keep out of the drama.
And here’s some really cute videos of Venus in action:
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