Call me old-fashioned, but I’d prefer to meet any being with whom I’m going to spend years of life. Have you ever met an animal and liked that one more than most, were you instant friends? Have you adopted an animal because you saw in it’s eyes that it was most desperate for love and care? I’ve seen a cage full of lizards, but felt a pull towards one single individual, even though I want to pamper them all. I’ve wanted to purchase old iguanas because I saw they were lonely and sad.
*photo courtesy of Max Pixel
Iguanas, cold-blooded lizards incapable of regulating their body temperatures when the weather turns abnormally cold, have been falling from trees in Florida. (@maxinebentzel / Twitter) *I found this on The Star
Lizards need saving too! Too bad I can’t warm the wild ones! I could so cuddle that one, it’s too cold to fight me about it. He or she would warm up and realize how awesome hugs are!
I once encountered a trio of Beardie babies that I wanted to love. They were all up-front and center with their hands on the glass watching pet store activities like a tennis match was taking place! In unison there heads would look left, dart to the right, and back again!! Too much cute! I silently named them Larry, Moe, and Curly. It saddens me to know they were separated one day.
Anyway, I guess some folks don’t feel the way I do about meeting new pals before choosing to care for them, they have cute little strangers shipped to their door, as I learned, by stumbling upon this regarding too cute baby turtles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW18JnLQKpo
I am not trendy, I didn’t know this was a thing. I am not a fan of this. If animals don’t die during the confusing and stressful experience of getting mailed just after birth and get treated with love upon arriving to their destinations, I cannot complain.
Now, about that video, I mentioned in this post: Before Choosing A Lizard Friend…
… that it is best to not have a knee-jerk reaction to cuteness when you see a baby lizard, or any animal, for that matter. One should research the potential size, life expectancy, and care requirements before investing in an animal companion, as many adults know. So, I’m watching that ‘youtube’ video, and I see that tank in the background will be a fair size for only a short amount of time for young ones. I did some research. If the babies are indeed Red Eared Sliders, they will grow to approx. 12 inches (30.48 cm.) long. They can be expected to live more than 20 years, and even up towards 50 years with ideal care!!!! Let’s all hope the young man in that video will be a great turtle Daddy (and purchases 2 more tanks like the one already in the room)!!
So, if you were wondering, yes, our sweet lizard friends get flopped around in boxes too. In fact, so do infant foul, live scorpions, and a host of other lovelies! Check it out: https://pe.usps.com/text/pub52/pub52c5_008.htm
Murph is appalled and literally climbing the walls about this crazy news!!