Comments: Online Video Debut

Oh, John. No offense my friend, but that's nastier than watching Pamela Anderson bounce up and down.

;)

Posted by Kathy at July 21, 2006 09:36 AM

But isn't the little guy cute? Hardly bigger than a half-dollar coin (that's why I scratched his shell at the end of the clip -- for scale). We hand-feed him fish flakes and slices of strawberry.

We've never had a reptilian pet before, and this guy has at least as much personality as a bird. He's 1.5 years old and should live for another 100 years or so.

Posted by JohnL at July 21, 2006 11:18 AM

He'd be cuter if he was eating fish flakes.

Sorry ;)

Posted by Kathy at July 21, 2006 12:06 PM

very samll but looks very strong.

Posted by Matan.d.c at July 24, 2006 05:57 AM

That is the coolest. thing. ever.
I have always wanted a turtle; what's it like being a turtle owner?

Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2006 03:12 PM

Sarah - glad you liked it. Being a turtle owner is easy so far.

We place him in a separate container once a month and thoroughly clean the gravel bed in his cage (rinse, bleach, neutralizer). We mist him a couple times a day, clean his water dish daily, feed him every day or so (worms every few days, fish flakes and fruits or vegetables in between).

He needs a special UV bulb that cost about $30 but otherwise he has been one of the cheapest pets we've ever had. And he has lots of personality, for a reptile.

Posted by JohnL at July 28, 2006 08:12 PM