Today I learned: That little tiny, baby turtles are only sold illegally in the United States.
At least I’m pretty sure.
My roommate and dear friend is on a lets-buy-a-little-tiny-baby-turtle-kick and the rest of my roommates and I are in full support. We already have a couple of really loud, perpetually bickering, green and yellow birds so why not add some more pets into the mix. Nevermind that the boys across the hall just got a cameleon. Maybe they can all be friends?
Anyway, a quest was made to the pet store today and nowhere seemed to have little tiny baby turtles! After piecing together various bits of information, multiple sources confirmed that they are typically sold under the table in Chinatown or at open air markets in Florida. What the heck?
If anyone finds a way to get one little tiny baby turtle for us please let me know. His name is going to be Archimedes and we will feed him and walk him and bathe him and love him forever. Much appreciated!