There’s something about baby animals that most of us can’t resist. Even animals that are quite scary when they reach adulthood, like lions and sharks, all look cute and innocent when they are babies.
It turns out that there’s a scientific reason why we think baby animals are “aww”-worthy
The strong nurturing instinct that humans have for their children is strong enough to spill over into anything like them.
While some newborn animals look less baby human than others, there are similarities, such as cute baby eyes, innocence, helplessness, chubby cheeks, and rounder bodies.
If you’re a fan of baby animals, you’ll love this video of a baby turtle’s first strawberry.
Turtles have a fairly varied diet.
They eat algae, fallen fruit, water plants, worms, aquatic insects, snails, and insect larvae in the wild. Some may also eat grass, flowers, and mushrooms.
Fortunately, these foods are easy to find, so turtle owners can feed their pets exactly what they grow in their natural habitat.
Like human babies, turtle babies take a while to get used to solid foods.
As babies, turtles find it easiest to eat flakes, pellets, or food sticks, all of which can be found at your local pet store.
But when they’re ready, you can start feeding them live bugs and worms before moving on to the big challenge: fruits and vegetables.
As you can see from the video, it’s not easy to nibble on a fruit that’s bigger than your body. Kirby, the adorable Russian tortoise, featured in this clip, has become a hit in his eating videos.
His debut video received over 14 million views.
The idea of the video is simple: he looks up at a strawberry and tries to eat it.
This is pretty hilarious because the strawberry is bigger than Kirby’s entire body. Imagine trying to bite something bigger than you!
It’s no surprise that Kirby isn’t very successful in her quest to be a bride.
He continued to push it out of him with his mouth accidentally. Anyway, maybe it’s for the best that Kirby can’t stick his teeth in too many strawberries.
While many varieties of turtles can eat all the fruit they like, Kirby’s breed cannot. Explanatory notes:
“Russian tortoises like me shouldn’t eat fruit because our guts are not equipped to handle a lot of sugar. Fruit should only be kept for occasional treats. I was only allowed to have a few tiny nibbles of this strawberry as a special treat before Mom took the strawberry away.”
Well, we’re glad that the lovely moment was captured for us to see! And if you feel bad that Kirby can’t hold the strawberry properly, his owner has released a few follow-up photos of Kirby taking a proper bite while she holds the strawberry for him.
Check out Kirby’s adorable first time eating his first strawberry below!
Please SHARE this with your friends and family.