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February 28, 2004

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Crusty, the Pet of the Day
Name: Crusty
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Crayfish
Home: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
   We never knew what some consider a meal could be so much fun as a pet. Crusty came from a pet store when he was barely a couple of inches long. The first time he moulted, his exoskeleton looked like a dead crawdad! Imagine our surprise (and relief) when he came out of his rock castle the next day! Crusty loves freeze dried tubefex worms and will become very active, begging for his dinner. He gently takes the food from my hand. Sometimes he eats on his back, which always worries me because I am afraid he might be ill. He always perks up when given a nudge. He also likes to rearrange the rocks and pebbles in the viquarium. He grew too big for his rock castle so he pushed it a couple of inches away from the glass. Crusty lives in harmony with a few dozen guppies that keep multiplying. We really do enjoy watching and interacting with Crusty the Crawdad.

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