So anyway - I am still decisionless. I have read some interesting stuff about water turtles and the neat kits you can buy. All Turtles.com has all this cool information to help make a decision.
But really I don't know. From all the comments I've learned that turtles live a really long time - that could be good and bad. (the website didn't tell me that part)
- Do I really want another pet? Aren't two dogs enough?
- Do I want a large glass container of water and a 2 year old in the same house?
- Do I remember what happened the last time there was a large container of water and two 2 year olds in the house?
My loving hubby asked me the last question. I had forgotten all about it. I bet my brother hasn't forgotten. See a few years back, my brother went on a trip overseas and brought us this nice stand up fish tank and all his beautiful fish to care for while he was gone. I was more than willing to take this on. They were just fish, right? Did you know 2 year olds like to feed fish? They like to feed them cool stuff, like bologna, match box cars, and blocks. One day we came home from the grocery store to find the fish tank completely white. You couldn't see through the water to find the fish. Apparently fish like alfredo noodles too.
Now none of these fish died on our watch. Even though I was cleaning the tank almost weekly, but these fish must have loved their new diet and new home. (the fish did die soon after returning to my brother's care - probably shock of a fish food diet).
So I'm still trying to figure this one out. The pet part doesn't bother me, its the two year old and pet part that bothers me.
The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. ~Thornton Wilder