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Hello! I had a red eared slider for 5 years, but sold it
to another teacher before I changed jobs. I loved it!!!
That was with 2nd grade. Now, I will be teaching K. I
want something that is different than the "typical" class
pet like a guinea pig or fish. I thought about a
hedgehog, but I am afraid of the spines. I would like
something low maintenance and, from what I can tell, the
best bet would be a beta, rat, or frogs. Any other
suggestions???? THanks!
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Heidi/1st/PA /blockquote>

On 7/07/07, mm wrote:
> On 7/06/07, Angela wrote:
>> Hello! I had a red eared slider for 5 years, but sold it
>> to another teacher before I changed jobs. I loved it!!!
>> That was with 2nd grade. Now, I will be teaching K. I
>> want something that is different than the "typica...See More
Jul 26, 2007
Dianna /blockquote>

Class pets are interesting and promotes the studetns with
responsibilities. You should check with your school first and make
sure they allow pets. If they do I suggest fish, they are simple
to care for, and are soothing for a student who may need to calm
down, and if one dies you can replace it easily. Even if y...See More
Jul 26, 2007
Cindy /blockquote>

RES need lots and lots of water to swim in and then a land area
to sunbathe and dry out on. The bigger the aquarium the better
you will do in trying to keep your tank clean. 33 gallon is
pretty good for 2 small size RES. You need a good filtration
system (would you want to swim in your own filth), a heater a...See More
Aug 30, 2007
artaz /blockquote>

Degus:They are diurnal (awake except for naps during the
day). They look like mini chinchillas and are related to
them. Very friendly, fearless, entertaining. They will eat
food out of your hand and they like to be scratched behind
their ears. very clean, no odor...they take "dust baths" in
fine sand.
Oct 16, 2007
Amy /blockquote>

I too am looking into getting a classroom pet. I would like to
get something the students can pet and "cuddle" with. Hamsters
are not good, rats are out as we have a teacher that is very
fearful, I was thinking about a dwarf rabbit. Any ideas????
Oct 23, 2007


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