||Two years old|
||Tel Aviv, Israel|
is a two-year-old green iguana that has lived with me for the past
year and a half. Since the time I got Go (as a gift from my parents), it
more than multiplied it size, and today is 24 inches long. Go lives in
my room in its special heated aquarium. I take it out to play with, in
my room as much as I can, and it likes to climb on my shoulder whenever
Go holds a very firm routine in it's daily activities. It
wakes up in the morning at about 7.00 am (that's the time I have to
start my day!) and until noon it basks in the sun. (In wintertime I have
a special ultraviolet light that simulates the light and heat of the
sun.) At noon, when I return from school, Go receives the big meal of
the day: carrot, lettuce, cabbage, pumpkin, parsley and zucchini, all
ground up and blended. Twice a week Go gets a special treat, an egg
white, and this is what it likes best. After the meal Go likes to rest
on it's hot stone (it is a 12 inch long block of clay with a build-in
electric heating) until it is time to go to sleep.
Go is an iguana, which means that it is a reptile. It is not a pet in a
sense of something to play with (like a dog or a cat) but more as a
creature to bring up (like a fish or a bird) It does not return hate
or affection but it is exciting to see it grow up and develop. But
most of all, it gives the grower a sense of responsibility.
Go does not do any tricks but it is a great pleasure for me to see the
reaction of my friends and members of the family, as they see me handle
this green dinosaur! My dad and I opened
a website for Go,
with a lot of pictures
so anyone can see how beautiful it is.
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