July 18, 2003
See the lazy turtle!! He doesn't care if I stroke him while he's basking...on the other hand, once I just blew at him, and he was in the water quicker than you could see. What a silly turtle. (Don't ask why I was blowing him...I don't know why either.)
I uploaded a very short clip of me stroking his shell. Click here to download it (.wmv, about 155kb).
Is Fish too tame? He was the most skittish turtle out of the bunch when I bought him (actually, that was why I bought him...alert is good, right?). He does see me a lot, though, and I hand-feed several times a week. Sometimes I get lazy and just drop the sticks in, but yeah, I do hand-feed. He's very gentle and hasn't bitten me in several months.Too Tame? | 02:33 AM | ReptoMin? (7)
July 01, 2003
Fish basks quite a lot these days! At different periods of the day he will sleep in his cave, try to dislodge the filter, and bask - he's quite a busy turtle. Now he is so used to me that he will let me stroke his shell softly when he's basking, and won't jump. I'm so happy!