Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!

Where the heck am I?—Ehhhhhhhn!




[Blinks eye capsules]

Looking for a turtle-sized Wii-mote

I agree, Peggy B., cute turtleage is woefully under-reprezentin’ on the InterWebs. UNTIL NOW!



  1. Now what?

  2. so young and so grumpy

  3. lurkingsmirk says:

    Ohhhhh toitle is egg-shaped. So cute.

  4. Detroit Snapdragon says:

    What kind is he? So cute! love the little beak-mouth.

  5. Do you see that wee turtleneck? Holy foreskin! Someone get a Mohel!

  6. Eastie says:

    I love turtles! Yay!

  7. aww the little dude’s so cute!
    and he has the most prettiest color evarrrr 🙂
    luv yas!

  8. ps
    the new layoutey thing is pretty pretty

  9. Aww!

    There is no mammal in the world that is cute in the process of being born

    But that is one cute newborn toitle

  10. He looks to me like he is yellin Where’s the beach? (sigh) What a rip Off! And then muttering, I never could get the hang of Thursdays…

  11. Adorbs! I love turtle cuteness. Reptiles rule!

  12. Theresa says:

    Check it out, a real turtleneck!

  13. JediPirate says:

    Eeee! Not only do I get adorable baby toitles, but I get someone quoting Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, too!

    Thanks for the extra bit of squee, cutebabyfix!

    (And *this* is what finally gets my first comment on CO. *shakes head*)

  14. OMG, how adorables. Now I understand “I want to put him in my mouf.”
    Can I have him? I will keeps him in my pocket and wrap him in velveteen and feed him spinach and tomatoes and chocolate covered ladybugs and buff his tiny shell every night before bedtime and read him stories of the sea.

  15. ThreeCatNight says:

    This is one cute turtlet(or turtlette).

  16. Sara P. says:

    Oh my god, I love him. He’s so adorable!

    It’s like:
    #1) HISS!! GET AWAY!
    #2) Ooo… I’m watching you!
    #3) Hrmph. *vaguely content*

    This of course begs the question: Can you snorgle a turtle?

  17. Martha says:

    I squeeeed myself. 🙂

  18. That is stunningly beautiful, how fortunate you were to have been there.

  19. Courtney says:

    Is he hatching on a napkin?

    Customer: Mmm, a hard-boiled egg… wait a sec, it’s hatching!

    Turtle: I am not a snack! *grump*

  20. Awwwwww so cute! Perfect little newborn! I bet he’s about the size of a nickle.

  21. This is too much! A beebee toitle in an egg, a beebee toitle shaped like an egg!




  23. Kritter says:

    Tiny translucent claws! Squee!

  24. V1ctorya says:

    I loves it! In that first photo he’s all:

    “Here’s Johnny!”

    Then he’s all “wait, where am I?”

    With a finale of, “well, at least Sanjaya was voted off, I can live in this world”

    turtle resignation, awesomest to see.

  25. “A’ve goot ta seev tha wee tehrtuls!!! GAHHHH!!!! Seev meh frum tha wee tehrtuls!!!”

    Oh, and ebee?

    “….and buff his tiny shell every night before bedtime and read him stories of the sea.”

    classic, just classic.

  26. RevWaldo says:

    Toitle (looks up): NOT THE MAMA!!

  27. OMG, I’m sorry. Absolutely too prosh for words!

  28. useta hada kitteh says:

    That was too adoraturkable. I wuvs him. And thanks, Rev. Waldo, I ‘joyed the ref to Dinosaurs! (Was that the name of the show? I loved that baby Dinosaur! NOT the Mama!)

  29. Behbeh turties are under-represented. And so are their little foreskin like necks.

  30. *squeal* How adorable!!
    Toitoils are my absolute FAVORITE!

    Oh, I want one!!

  31. luvinmalssomuch says:


  32. Heheh…I used to watch Dinosours when I was a little kid…used to love that…NOT the mama *bam!* ^_^

  33. And yes, “Dinosaurs” was the name of the show…. I watched an episode just this morning online! lol

  34. Laurie C says:

    CBF — he seems to know where his towel is, though. He was born on it!

  35. AliceTanzer says:

    He looks more like a toirtoise than a turkle?

  36. nutmeg says:

    1. RAAWWRRR I am ferocious
    2. Okay, well, you are huge-large
    3. I suppose I can allow to hold me – but NO SNORGLING! Or else I will retreat into my shell and you will never see me again. Until I am hungry, So there.

  37. So cute! And such precious pink(?) translucent toenails! Wheeee! (^_^)

  38. nutmeg says:

    Definitely a tortoise, not a turtle. But toitoil is so much cuter to say!

  39. The ‘Mark Walhberg’ comment has been deleted!

    [flaps cape and flies away]


  40. PS — it was that same old “celebrity” troll again, just FYI. Trying to be sneaky, maybe.

  41. Celinda says:

    OMG!! That is THE most cutest thing i have seen! I have most def been Overloaded! Oh and i dont see why you couldnt snorgle a toitle! I tried but only met my computer screen!

  42. Tortoise Hatchlings are the CUTEST!
    This one looks like a Testudo Hermanni… anyone can confirm?

  43. *SQUEAK* I want to cuddle it… I want to cuddle it…. I want, I want, I want……..

  44. Just-borned baby cute turtleage, too. Muy schweet.

  45. eikoleigh says:

    I never thought I would want to cuddle a turle (tortoise?) but omg, he is so cute and looks so snuggable as he’s breaking out of his shell….just precious….

  46. Sara P says:

    I showed this to my friend, and he said, “I never thought the day would come when I said something was ‘freaking cute’, and yet here I stand.”

    Baby turtles make grown men squee!

  47. Formica says:

    Such disapproval! I bet he could teach the bunnies a thing or two.

  48. darkshines says:

    Tortoise. He has feet, not flippers, and is in a hard egg, not a soft one. Its like the difference between a cow and a whale people. One is land, one is sea….. 🙂

  49. good lordie is that the cutest lil tur-tur or what! eep! brand new and shiny. too cute.

  50. snusnu says:

    Oh holy Moses…my hand actually flew to my mouth when I saw this. Teeny, tiny tortie. I love tortoises in all their forms and ages, but wow, all shiny and new is something special.

  51. Tiffany says:

    The first thing I thought when I saw the first picture was ” ooh! a dinosaur!”

  52. He’s got an extra baggy turtleneck! And it looks like his shell conformed to the shape of the egg. I hope his shell grows out, he’s got the human equivilent of a conehead baby!

  53. Poor little thing. Reminds me of myself waking up on a Monday morning. So… hard… to… get… out… of… bed…


  54. Myopic Millie says:

    So cute! Can’t wait until he grows some fur!!

  55. Ten tiny turtles on the telephone, talkin to the grocery man…

  56. Too cute for words… Oh I guess that would be the infamouse Squeeeeeeee!!
    Oh Tortoises!!! I am an official CO’er now!

  57. Hmmm I wonder if you can go OMGTORTOISES!!!!!1!1!.. Nope doesn’t have the same ring….

  58. This is awesome… nothing beats a new life.

  59. Shannon Johnson says:

    How Cute! A leetle Baby Turtle

  60. Hmmm.

    Maybe it’s the shape of the shell combined with the camera angle but he resembles a hermit crab to me.

  61. Purple Belt says:

    That is sooo freakin’ cute! The dialogue adds the perfect touch.

  62. Foreskin? Hah!

  63. chelonianmobile says:

    D’aww. The Turtle Moves, and so does the dinky widdle tortoise.

  64. my cat is a sphere says:

    Please, I want heem.
    He shall be mine.

  65. I saved a baby turtle at one of our woods and lake parks a while ago (who dropped you in the dirt so far from the pond? which he was VERY happy to return to) – strong little sucker. Really strong. His shell was about the size of a walnut, maybe a little larger, and as I carried him towards the water he could smell the water, wanted the pond, and his little stumpy arms and legs and head started moving to “EHN!” get to the water – amazingly strong for such a weenie size.

  66. No one’s commented on the alt-text of the last photo?

    “Looking for a turtle-sized Wiimote”.

    Hee! Only Meg would know that a just-hatched turtle needs to play him some video games.

    Seeing this little guy and the reactions to him makes me think “so it’s squeeees all the way down?”

  67. First pic: “TA-DA!!! I have arrived!”

    Love the markings on his shell. I don’ know alot about toitles but I’m thinkin’ this little one is a sea turtle. ‘Cause of all that Discovery channel & Animal Planet stuff I watch. 🙂

  68. My Cat Is: I have dibs! See my offer earlier in this thread. What can YOU offer? 🙂

  69. acelightning says:

    I love the prehistoric facial expressions on Teeny Turkleson (yes, I know he’s a tortoise, not a turtle, but “turkle” is funnier) as he gets used to being in the world. And he’s so *tiny* – I think I’ve seen bugs bigger than that!

  70. he would like a another bath, and another cup of tea…

  71. Born on a napkin
    A palm for a bed
    The little bebe turtle
    popped out his sweet head

    The peeps on the internet
    Looked down where he lay
    The little bitty turty
    Is famous today

    I love you tiny turtle
    You really are so sweet
    Thanks to cute overload’s RSS feed
    My day is complete!

  72. I think I may have a heart attack!


  74. the hatching is so perfect it looks like it has been rehearsed 10x before they took these shots.

    that’s why he looks so grumpy! so much work for a little guy!

  75. my cat is a sphere says:

    I offer life with a spherical cat.
    What more is there?


    Bebeh egg-shaped toitle in an egg! I want eet!!!


  77. Cutles says:

    Im’a eat that bon-bon.

  78. *gasps in shock* Eeeeeeee! A teeny tiny baby tortoise! Oh my he is soooooo adorable! When I saw this pic I caught my breath. He’s just hatchin’!! Just hatchin’! I can’t believe it! OMG. Baby is just hatchin’ now in front of my eyes. Wow. I am nearly at a loss for words.

  79. Such a magnificent wii one!

    O Resident Animator…a challenge pour vous…tween the tort, bitte!

  80. musicchick2, not entirely sure but I believe it is a desert tortoise.” ” They rescue them out here in california as they are endangered. I mean the eggs. and raise them then releasee them back into the desert.

  81. Tor — I ain’t the only one here with .GIF software, if it’s me you’re referring to…


  83. Spikedcolor says:

    chelonianmobile- Discworld? Love It!

    Bebe tortoise=dies from cute.

  84. lucille says:

    I love this! it’s so cute!-

  85. Genevieve says:

    You don’t realize just how small he is until you see him in the hand. Love zee turtles!

  86. cutie wuts its name?????????