Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Odd Couple

As Kraken grew, I knew that worms wouldn't provide for his full nutritional needs. I went out and bought him some specialized reptile food in the form of turtle "sticks". I had to break these in half so Kraken could eat them easily. There's a lot of "fish meal" in them and the smell of it drove Rufus nuts. He would grab Kraken by the head and drag him underwater, trying to get the food out of Kraken's mouth. This caused Kraken to become increasingly aggressive when it came feeding time. On more than one occasion he would bite Rufus's lips and ride around the tank attached to him. This also made him more "snappy" about taking food from my fingers.

I took a picture of Kraken attached to my finger during one feeding. You can see Rufus looking on eagerly. More pictures coming tomorrow!

49 comments:

  1. Lol nice story, also nice pic

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  2. Nice! What kind of turtle is he? I have an adopted, rescued diamondback terrapin at home.

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  3. I wish i could afford turtles :/

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  4. Cute pic! Sounds like Kraken is a fighter but it'll help him in the long run

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  5. Still laughing at the names tbh

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  6. Awwww I want more pictures now! haha

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  7. Very nice story, have a pleasent meal kraken.

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  8. Why do I find that picture so adorable?

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  9. The names really add to the story.

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  10. Haha, love it! Kraken!

    Followed to monitor the Kraken!

    Follow me?

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  11. Oh I get it now! The kraken is a fish?

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  12. following your story and waiting for more pictures

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  13. Dang, that thing has a grip of ya!

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  14. Nice post and story, looking forward to more pictures! following.

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  15. HAhah nice, waiting for more pics!!

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  16. I like their names :D Kraken fits your turtles' characteristics :D

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  17. Pets always fight for food

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  18. Like their names haha, i got turtles in my childhood, good memories.

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  19. Anyone know if having turtle for pets are demanding for attention?

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  20. 4" Carbon Filter / Inline Fan Combo wes

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  21. He has quite the grip for a little guy.

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  22. love it, can't wait for more pics

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  23. The names are definitely the best part of this story haha

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  24. Kraken is one badass, he's quite the fellow!

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  25. I had no idea people actually kept those as pets.

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  26. Wow, I am naming my next pet Kraken just so I can 'release the Kraken' all over the city.

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