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Friday, February 19, 2010

Aloha!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


This week's question:

My son asked for a turtle, what are your thoughts on that kind of pet ownership?


21 comments:

Janet said...

As long as my child was responsible (with a bit of help from Mum ;)) I wouldn't have a problem with an exotic pet. I would draw the line at something that could hurt him, like a snake, or one of those fancy lizard things, but a turtle - I'd be fine with!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think a pet is great as long as the person who wants it will really take care of it.

Adoption of Jane said...

Sounds like a pretty easy pet to take care of. But don't ask me all pets die under my care, I decided to give up at 8 after my umpteenth goldfish!

Mighty M said...

I think they are an easier pet to have, but they live a long time?? Good luck!!

I am Harriet said...

I guess it depends on the age of the child and their ability to take care of things. If your child is really young, I'd start with a stuffed or toy turtle and go from there.
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Jen @ GBG said...

It really depends on how responsible the child is. We got a dog years ago because my oldest promised to take care of it. She did for awhile but then everything fell back to me. I am not a big animal person so I was not happy. I guess my advice is don't get an animal that you wouldn't mind taking care of yourself.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

my toddler wants one too, but i hear they stink?!?! I think i'll wait a little longer :)

Randi Troxell said...

im not sure.. when we were little we always had furry pets!!! but a turtle might be easier upkeep than a dog or cat.. maybe?

have a great wkend!!!!

Night Owl Mama said...

my son had 1 about 8 yrs old. He loved it teaches them to care for others. good idea!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love pets. We have 2 kitties.

fredamans said...

Pets are a good thing for teaching responsibility. Better to start with a fish, turtle or gerbil instead of cats and dogs. Easier to maintain.

hippo chick said...

I think it is a good idea. A good start for a pet.

~hippo hugs~

Upstatemomof3 said...

Turtles are easy to care for and live a long time. That seems like a good pet for a kid to be responsible for. Plus they don't NEED a lot of attention so if he gets busy and does not pay enough attention no one has to feel badly about that.

Kim said...

My kids had a turtle. They really enjoyed having it because not a lot of their friends had that type of pet. I think any pet they get will be good as long as they are responsible for it.

PS-Following you back from Follow Friday.

homeschoolceo said...

I think it's a great idea if you feel he's responsible enough to take care of it. As long as he understands the length of commitment it will be. Plus, they can carry salmonella, so I'd make sure he understands the precautions to take when caring for that sort of pet.

VKT said...

My students love the "pet" in my classroom. It is one of those electric aquariums where the picture of fish keep floating by...

Krissi said...

Pets are good for kids...but I had a turtle once and it got some kind of infection and it's shell peeled often. I'm not sure if it was the infection or not but it really smelled and the tank needed constant cleaning. This is usually something that tends to become a parent job. (http://myordinarymiraclesblog.com)

Kailani said...

We've never had a turtle or know anyone who has so I'm not sure what's involved with it.

Now if you want some advice on cats . . . :-)

Kailani
An Island Life

~ Noelle said...

i think it is cute

Twincerely,Olga said...

my kids had one and they loved it!!very easy to take care of!!!

Alicia said...

I would assume that a pet turtle wouldn't be too hard? Would you keep it in the backyard or confined in something? LOL