Monday, November 1, 2010

Claymore, the box turtle

Steven's favorite animals are turtles, Rebekah's favorite animals are monkeys. After careful deliberation and a measuring of our pet budget, we decided to get a turtle as our first married pet. We'll just have to save up for that monkey-keepers license later.
We purchased our box turtle from "Jay's Jungle", an adorable pet store on Center Street in Provo. It's just a few blocks from our house, which is convenient if we need any emergency supplies. Also, after having called around to several pet stores in the area, we also discovered that Jay's had the best prices. Win win for us! It didn't take us long to pick out a turtle to take home. They only had two 3-toed box turtles in stock that day, and of the two we picked the one that was more energetic and much better looking. He is an attractive reptile.
Steven picked out the name "Claymore" even before we'd bought him, and it was just lucky for us that the turtle we picked out turned out to be a boy so we didn't have to modify the name to a feminine. (Claymora?)
Our first pet
He's super easy to take care of. He eats lettuce and carrots and drinks water.

Claymore


We love our new pet! Woot woot!