Sunday marked another monumental birthday event. Henry’s best friend Luis turned two. Sandra and Doug went all out for Luis’ bday and hired Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo to come do a presentation with a few of their lizard friends (and one arachnid unfortunately). Unfortunately Henry was a little off at the beginning. He had fallen asleep about 3 seconds before we arrived so it took him a while to shake the cobwebs out (pun intended). He started getting a bit livelier once he got some food into him, and then even more so once he ate cake. I got over some of my fears and held a few lizards. I stayed far far away from the tarantula. I think both Chris and I learned a lot about our lizard friends.
One important note that I wanted to pass along to all parents out there is that pet store turtles, you know those tiny things that are under $10 keep growing. It’s recommended that adult red eared slider turtles be housed in at least 100 gallon tanks. That’s massive! The reptile zoo receives hundreds of these turtles who are abandoned each year because parents didn’t anticipate how big they would get. So please think long and hard before buying one. Apparently there are some small turtles that will remain small but you have to do your research ahead of time and pay a little more for them.
Anywho, PSA over, so here are some pics.