In addition to our pet dog Scooby, we always seem to have some sort of critter around here.......
We have borrowed bunnies from the farm.......
We have borrowed and hatched chickens.
(You will find oodles of posts about our caterpillar and butterfly experiences if you use the search box!)
We filled our aquarium up with water and let it sit for a few days to stabilize before we took a trip to the store for some fish! Now, when we were at the store, Dane decided that it would be cool to get some Neon Glo-Fish (danios) and some Zebra Danios. It was difficult to decide, and we had to make sure that the fish we chose would be able to live peacefully together.
He also picked out a "freshwater" fiddler crab for our tank. Now, I am not going to tell you where we bought our first fish and crab..... but we were misinformed. Upon some basic research, fiddler crabs are not fully aquatic, and they do not survive for more than 3-4 months in fresh water. The store we purchased them from is a big box store and they are selling "freshwater" fiddler crabs and keeping them fully aquatic. If you happen to buy one, please make sure to do your research and provide the proper habitat for your critters!
So, rather than having one aquarium, we now have two.....
After our first fish, we took a trip to the pet store where we found all kinds of other critters!!!
What critters do you have for your children to observe?
Check out this great post about children and pets over at the Seeds Network.