Though the magnificent sea turtle spends most of its life in the ocean, you can still enjoy the sight of it in your home with charming decor. First, learn a few facts about the sea turtle from National Geographic and SeaWorld!
- The largest sea turtle is the leatherback, which can weigh 2,000 lbs.
- Sea turtles can’t pull their head and limbs inside their shells.
- Leatherback turtles were around when T. rex was alive.
- Green sea turtles can stay under water for as long as five hours.
- Most sea turtles are identified by the number and pattern of plates on their top shell.
Click on each image below to shop, or view more sea turtle home decor on the Touch of Class® site.
The Swimming Sea Turtles Rug will make waves in your indoor or outdoor space with its UV-stabilized design.
Embellished with glass bubbles and wooden sea turtles, the Turtle Wave Wall Art by Joanna Ferrara can be displayed indoors or outdoors in a covered area.
The Turtle Bay Sculpture features a marine creature in the middle of a downward dive; its shell is adorned with ivory and brown capiz shell accents.
Dangle coastal beauty from your wall with the Seaside Ocean Plaque Set. Each wall accent features a textured sandy background and a string hanger.
As the warmer weather rolls in, you want to get outside and enjoy it. Of course, you love taking Fido with you! Just remember that while you can shed the layers of clothing you’ve bundled up in all winter, your dog doesn’t have that same advantage. Here are some tips from the ASPCA for exercising with your pet under a summer sun:
• Keep a close eye on your canine companion. If your pet seems tired and doesn’t want to continue exercising, don’t force her, and make sure she gets plenty of fresh, clean water.
• Watch for symptoms of overheating. Unlike humans, dogs don’t sweat, and they’re much closer to the hot pavement. If your pet is panting more than usual or having difficulty breathing, let him rest in the shade for a while.
• Stay indoors during the heat of the day. Exercise during the cooler times of the day for your dog’s comfort, such as around dawn, dusk, or in the evening.
• Swimming unsupervised isn’t safe. Not all pups can swim, so don’t leave your pet unattended around large bodies of water. If you’re out on a boat or in a deep pool, get her a life vest to ensure her safety.
• A dog’s fur helps regulate body temperature. Even if your dog has long hair, don’t just shave it off. His fur coat has layers to it, and removing them makes it more difficult for him to stay cool during the hot days and could lead to a painful sunburn.