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The turtle I inherited from my mother is doing pretty great. I’m in the process of building him (I just default to calling things “him” if the sex is nonexistent or ambiguous) a really great, though painfully geeky, aquarium environment. We’ve decided to name him Roosevelt in an attempt to offset the very undignified way in which he will be living.

Although, I’m pretty sure anything would be better than his temporary setup of a beach towel on top of an old log-shaped aquarium ornament and one sad bubble stone. And that setup was likely better than his setup at my mom’s place because she didn’t realize he was aquatic at all. He was just living in sand.

He doesn’t seem to be growing at all, but he’s definitely getting a personality. He frantically claws at the front of the aquarium in the mornings when we feed him and will follow our hands or the food container around. He also tends to play in the bubbles and give himself bubble beards.

I love him, eventhough he’s a turtle and doesn’t know what love is.

crossposted from fuzzdecay.com.
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On January 25th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC), all_hail_duke commented:
turtles are neat. this one is especially neat.
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On January 31st, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
thnxies :) i've been spamming facebook with turtle pictures lately. I consider it war against the never ending onslaught of baby pictures.
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On January 26th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC), comaerror commented:
:3
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On January 31st, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
:D
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On February 7th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC), sixfeetfromedge commented:
i have one.. have had him.. he is a him.. since 2002 :-) his name is halogen..
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On February 11th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
aww! pictures?
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On February 24th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC), ___ash commented:
Neato
How big will he get? How does he float I thought turtles were slow and armoured. He's very cute. Nice light show in your room. Did you have fun on the ice? We get that all the time in Maryland. From November to April. Did you get to iceskate? The falls are just as bad as wheeled skatees.
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On March 11th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC), fuzzdecay replied:
Re: Neato
i just posted some video so you can see him swim. he's quite quick in the water. depending on if he ends up being a girl or a boy, he'll get between 8 and 12" long (and possibly live up to 60 years!)

i've ice skated a little bit, i'm not too bad at it considering that i've lived in the south my entire life. the snow and ice is fun, but i want spring now, kthnx.
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