Mark Ballas Brings Home Two New Turtles

Mark Ballas

Courtesy Mark Ballas

updated 06/02/2012 AT 10:10 AM ET

originally published 06/01/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET

Mark Ballas is slowing things down this summer – with his turtles!

The Dancing with the Stars pro, who was crowned runner-up with partner Katherine Jenkins last week, brought home two new pets after a shopping excursion with a friend.

“At the Turtle store today,” he Tweeted Thursday. “New tank and 2 new Turtles.”

Ballas seems to have a passion for turtle power. His new reptiles have a pal in Little Foot, another turtle he got for his birthday in May.

“Best gift ever from @Tiffanydunn #iliketurtles,” he Tweeted last month, with a photo of his new addition.

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