Uh Oh, A Turtle Habitat Obsession Forming


Some weeks ago I posted about the newbie, Leo The Turtle. He is a 5 year old Red Eared Slider who has definitely outgrown his 20 gallon aquarium and the guilt I feel watching him live in this boring small watery habitat without a lot of “frills” (although the online literature assures me he’s fine…how do you gauge fine in a turtle? But I digress)..it can’t be good for my overall health.

They say nothing in life is free. It’s true. The adoption of Leo and his 20 gallon habitat did not involve the exchange of $ — his previous guardian just wanted him to have a good home as her lifestyle was changing to a lot of travel — and my daughters really were THRILLED.

But now a subtle mania is setting in and I find myself spending time I don’t really have researching turtle habitats and pondering accessories. I already found a 55 gallon aquarium for sale on The Cleveland Craig’s List and it wasn’t free. I paid $100 cash and had to schlep to get it and then solicit help to get it ensconced on my daughters’ window seat. I never really thought about how heavy a 55 gallon aquarium is. And it doesn’t even have water in it yet! So figuring out how best to set it up is key.

I’ll keep ABetterDogBlog updated as the habitat develops….