Monday, September 21, 2009

Coby's First Pets

For some time now, Coby has been familiar with the Giant African Land Snails at his nursery. He helps look after them and he and his play mates are all quite fascinated by them. So when Emma, his key worker, told me she had 26 to give away, I thought what a grand idea it would be to take on three of them. At the moment they are teeny tiny, no bigger than the end of a cotton bud, but they are expected to grow....

Coby has decided to name them Scooby, Shaggy and Daphne and they are currently buried beneath a mound of soil in a tank in the kitchen, feasting on apple and lettuce. I've done my research on how to care for them and they are relatively easy hence why they make great first pets for children. The lovely chap in the local pet store suggested using cuttle fish for their shells and they also like being run under the tap, luke warm water of course and not full flow!!

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