This is the story of my pet ninja’s rise from rags to riches!
Michael-Angelo is a red-eared slider and Milo is a yellow belly. The humans were inspired to get them after we saw a sea turtle one day out in Nocturne.
We were on our way to Ponza and when we saw these cuties in a market, mum was overcome by them and puuuursuaded dad to buy them. In retrospect it was very silly and irresponsible for the humans to get them because we knew nothing about the little guys or how to care for them. Here’s Michael-Angelo and Shelly the day we got them.
Luckily despite this little hiccup my humans and I are animal lovers and usually very responsible so we did lots of research and vowed to look after the ninjas to the best of our ability. Unfortunately Shelly died within a couple of days after refusing to eat anything. This left Michael-Angelo on his own. Dad made him a special little swimming pool in Nocturne to cheer him up!
Then we decided to get him a new friend and we went and got Milo from the market in Ostia. I told Michael-Angelo not to worry.
They lived on the boat for a little while until we realised we needed to figure out a more permanent situation.
So they came back in the car with mum and I from Rome to live in the flat in Nice. To begin with we didn’t have anywhere for them to live so we put them in the bidet! They loved their new UVB lamp though.
Then they got a new tank but we knew it wasn’t really big enough…
We got them a new fancy rock which they loved…
But they were still living in the bathroom, because mum insisted on shutting me out when she wasn’t around. She doesn’t think I can be trusted with them on my own. I don’t know what she means, I love them, and I was very helpful while we were setting up the new tank.
Dad’s solved mums worrying though by making a nice wire lid so I
can’t get at the turtles can lounge on the top of the tank and be close to my ninjas!
The new tank has an inbuilt filter and heater so the turtles now have everything they need. We’ve also got them some proper hatchling turtle pellets, which means they’ll get all the nutrients they need. Both Milo and Michael-Angelo are very happy in their new tank!
And that makes me very happy too! I just hope that the other poor little ninja turtles being sold to people who know nothing about them in markets, are as lucky as my little guys. It’s very, very important to understand the responsibility you’re taking on when taking any new pet home.