This is past indeed. Cannot accept present here.
The only cases where present and past are the same is first person plural "nós", but there are some exeptions.
This is annoying that a past tense is thrown in there. I feel like sometimes that happens when you're doing well in a level (aka all 3 hearts). Some random word comes in. :(
Sorry if romance languages are complicated in conjugations, even natives make mistakes, i still think portugese derives from mistakes done in spanish spelling :p
Haha, well except that Portuguese was codified into a written language before Castilian was... so the spelling mistakes are Spanish. =)