Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
A snapping turtle? I can imagine they'd be horrible pets.. I often help turtles across the street during breeding season.. And snappers are the worst.. They bury themselves in the mud, and the smell is impossible to get off your hands, even if you wear something it goes through D: they grow huugeee as well. I did find a hatchling once and he was adorable..
Baby turtles are tempting to keep since they're so tiny and cute.. But they get abused so often. In Canada its illegal to sell turtles under 2", but you never see an in stores.. Everyone thinks turtles are highly infected with salmonella (so are lizards, snakes, frogs, even birds..) and it's highly illegal to import turtles and tortoises... So people catch babies in our creeks and keep them :(
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.