The perfect pet

Ella – Oh look mum, I found a slater! (See: http://www.ento.csiro.au/education/allies/isopoda.html)
Me – Hm, I’ve never been fond of slaters.
Ella – Oh mum, can I keep him as a pet?
Me – Sure, if you promise you’ll look after him.

So we put him in a take-away container and she added some grass and twigs. She’ll check him now and then – gives the container a bit of a shake to seperate him from the grass.

And today she asked me to look on the internet to find out what they eat: decaying vegetable matter. Sweeeet! She’s now adding some of the veggies from our fridge that are past their use by date to his habitat.

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One Response to “The perfect pet”

  1. Dirk Says:

    she'll be probably thrilled to find out that their dutch name is "pissebed" 🙂


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