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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.


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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