||Five, Three years old|
||Red Eared Sliders|
||Santa Monica, California, USA|
(the bigger one) and Glen were born here in Southern California,
so I named them after a street in LA. They must be in love, because they
do everything together. In the morning they like to stack on top of each
other (as sliders often do) and bask in the sunshine, working on their
California tan! They'll dive, go for a swim, climb things, play, or
watch TV, but always together. Sometimes I put them in their exercise
ball, and they travel all through the house, closing doors behind them.
They get along great with my Toy Poodle, and my Netherland Dwarf Rabbit.
The rabbit always wants to race. He never read that fable, I guess.
If some people think that turtles are slow, they've never seen B & G at
feeding time. Turtles can move pretty quickly when somebody puts some
feeder fish in their tank, especially if they're hungry, which is just
about anytime. Their favorite treat though is watermelon. As they get
bigger, I have to hand feed them larger pieces of watermelon so they
don't get a taste for "finger food", if you know what I mean. After
lunch, they like to stretch out, float, and nap for an hour or so.
That's when I wish I were a turtle too!