Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oh, nature.

You knew I'd be posting about my new pet turtle quite frequently, didn't you?
:o)

Oh my gosh, I love this little guy!

Doug and I have been trying to figure out what Rex will and will not eat. Now, I'm sure his former home did not cater to him the way we do. There were several other turtles in his habitat and they were very well cared for, but they ate what the others ate and that was that. And I do realize that a box turtle in the wild will eat whatever he can find and never expect a delicious assortment of chopped fruits and vegetables, with a side of smelly cat food.


We've tried meal worms {ew} and I swear Rex has a sight impairment - doesn't even act like he notices the thing wiggling around on the rock. And then there's the fish - nine of them that we put in his little pond last week. When Rex is in the water, the fish go crazy, darting here and there all around him. He is oblivious.

Doug changed the water the other day and shortly after that there were three dead fish floating on the top of the water. "Poor little fish!" he said, as he scooped them out of the water.

"What?" I replied. "They could have been eaten alive!"

And in his wisdom, he said, "Yeah, but at least they would have served their purpose in nature. Instead they died for nothing."

True.
Poor little fish.
It's a cool planet we live on.

11 comments:

Ruth said...

I would love to have been a fly on the wall during the dead fish conversation ~ hilarious, intentionally of otherwise!

scrappyjacky said...

Definately a pampered pet,Deb!

Irene said...

Rex is a lucky turtle.

Mom said...

I'd love to be your pet--you take such good care of them! Well, you take good care of your mom, too!
Love you! xo

Becky said...

What a lucky turtle!

Alison said...

A lucky turtle indeed!
Alison xx

debs14 said...

He certainly struck lucky when he got adopted by you! He looks so cute swimming in the water (well away from the fish!)

Karen said...

I remember our pet turtle loved lettuce and raw hamburger. I hadn't thought about this in YEARS!

Jimjams said...

LOL - maybe he's a vegetarian??

Margaret said...

We've never been able to keep fish alive. Dogs are easier.

Carrie Rosalind said...

Hahaha...a vegetarian. I like it. Just now getting around to seeing this post...I love Rexy too. :)

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