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November 27, 2007

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Roka, the Pet of the Day
Name: Roka
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Eastern River Cooter
Home: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 
   Here's my little Roka! Roka del Rio, officially, which is Spanish for River Rock. He is an Eastern River Cooter, "pseudemys c. concinna" is the Latin name. When I first met Roka he was at the top of a pyramid made of his siblings. He jumped off his tower of baby turtles into the water (sending a few of his brethren into the water, too!) when he saw me coming. He started trying to swim through the glass! I knew at once Roka was the turtle for me!

    He lives peacefully in a 30 gallon tank with some fish. Roka has never made any hungry move towards the fish, he prefers to dine on fresh veggies and pellets.

    He spends most of his time foraging for food at the bottom of his tank, pushing rocks around, and trying to woo his "girlfriend", the plastic tortoise. Here's a movie of that!

    He loves to be let out and likes to roam around, chasing me and my dog everywhere!

    Some people say that reptiles have no feelings. They'll change their mind once they meet my little Roka!

Roka, the Pet of the Day

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