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2012-10-02 01:24:26 PM
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The My Little Pony Killer: How farking hard is it to teach your child to wash their damn hands after playing with the pets?


That's what I'm wondering. I had countless opportunities, growing up, to contract nasty infections. Somehow I survived my pet and livestock-filled childhood unscathed. Then again, there were no pet turtles. Yeah, that must be it.

/Apparently my parents taught my brother and me hygiene.
//By example, more than anything.
2012-10-02 01:22:58 PM
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Rawhead Rex: I find this amusing because I just bought...well, my wife just bought a tiny turtle for my 10 year old daughter this past Saturday at the flea market.

Now, it seems, we're all going to die.

Pity.


You can ignore this lecture if you're a responsible pet owner. Your post was just convenient to quote.

Please...do some research if you haven't already to find out how to care for it properly. I do rescue/rehab for reptiles and amphibians and a very large percentage of the turtles I get were abandoned by owners who bought them on a whim, didn't realize the amount of care they required, and dumped them. Many, many others are victims of a bad diet, lack of UV light, and generally inappropriate living conditions.

Also, find a reptile vet in your area - a real reptile vet, not some person who had one class about reptiles in vet school and thinks he knows what he's doing.
2012-10-02 01:06:37 PM
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The My Little Pony Killer: How farking hard is it to teach your child to wash their damn hands after playing with the pets?


Not hard. We have a 7 year old box turtle. It has its own cleaning supplies (including a colander for washing the rocks in its habitat) that aren't used for anything else. And the kids know to wash their hands after doing anything turtle related.

No sickness in 7 years and my youngest is only slightly older than the turtle.
2012-10-02 11:49:40 AM
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