Ohh… a reptile thread. I have a pet Turtle. She turned 29 this past September and I’ve had her since she was a hatchling.
She’s a red eared slider, and is basking on her raft as I type this.
Yeah turtles can live for a very long time.
And the very same is true for tortoises too
Yup. For a red eared slider, I’ve heard anywhere from 35 to 80 in captivity. No joke, she’s in my will. The primary reason I made it was to make sure if something happens to me, she gets looked after.
Did you know you can buy a “Good Luck Cham” pocket turtle from Japanese vending machines? (Mostly found at aquariums, zoos, and museums!)
I did not. Wait, these turtles are alive? In a vending machine?
As funny as it would be to say something like “Oh, those wacky Japanese love nothing more than lining their pockets with sea turtle, red-footed tortoise, and alligator snapping turtle hatchlings!” This is a collection of cute, yet surprisingly lifelike little toys. They’re available for about $3 a pop too!
You might be surprised at the cool toys you can discover in their capsule machines; they’re way better than spending a quarter for a sticky hand that gets dusty and gross after a minute…
I’m pretty sure those are just toys/plastic good luck charms.
Cool and Neato
They look insanely real!
I know salamanders aren’t reptiles, but I thought you’d get a kick out of these:
Most have a magnet on their bellies, and some are keychains, but they are too cool not to share. (and very hard to find and pricy outside of Japan, too!)