06/02/2012 at 10:10 AM EDT
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.