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October 25, 2007

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Pickles, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pickles
Age: Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Red-eared Slider
Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   Pickles is very special and important to me. I've had him since he was a little baby turtle, no bigger than the bottom of a water bottle. I thought Pickles was a female turtle until puberty hit and he started growing long nails that can inflict pain! In the wild, those nails would be used for digging.

    I think Pickles is always hungry, although he is not chubby at all. He always lets me know when he is hungry, which is every time I pass his aquarium. He bites everything, including bottle caps, rocks, plastic bags, leaves and other things. I always have to keep a close eye on him before he eats anything dangerous. When I let him out for a few minutes, he follows me, and attempts to nip at my toes! I call him 'killer turtle' when he does that. I have to be careful where I walk when he's out exploring! By the way, I think he likes the color yellow. He bites any yellow objects, and not the other colors.

    He's so silly and sometimes grumpy, but I still love him. He's grown so much these past five years. Below is a picture of him in small one-gallon plastic container both five years previously and currently.

Pickles, the Pet of the Day

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