My 6 year old son has been begging for a reptile pet for awhile. I idly googled “best reptiles for 6 year olds” and got a list that CHILLED MY BLOOD.
Bearded dragon lizard: “As lizards go, these animals are relatively simple to care for and easy to handle.”
But then: “To keep hydrated and allow them to shed their skin properly, they should be misted daily with water, which they absorb through their skin.
“Bearded dragons should be fed live crickets and mealworms, frozen and thawed pinkie or fuzzy mice (dusted with supplemental calcium powder at least twice a week), plus a variety of chopped vegetables including collard greens, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, mustard greens, squash, zucchini, sweet potato, peppers, and shredded carrots.” THIS IS MORE DAILY CARE THAN MY SON REQUIRES.
Any recommendations for a low-maintenance (as close as possible to zero) (I mean, no daily misting, for crying out loud) reptile for a 6 year old boy?
My delightful friend Melissa Albert and I have a new Batman/Superman-inspired list piece up at McSweeney’s!
You may notice that a substantial amount of time has passed since my previous post. I am in fact still around, and still writing and editing, but I also have a kid now, so I’m not so great at blog-updating. Thanks for stopping by my blog, though! I mean it.
I’m proud to say that I have a piece in the first-ever issue of the digital short-fiction publication The Fog Horn Magazine! Download your copy today!
This one stirred up some controversy over at the B&N Blog— do you agree or disagree with my choices?
I’ve got a post up for my NaNo friends over at the B&N Blog today!
I just received my copy in the mail, and it looks great!
It includes my humorous essay, “The Round Table Today”, which is also on their website. Hooray for delightful Canadian print journals!
I’ve got a new humor piece up at the Barnes & Noble Review’s Grin & Tonic section this week! Centaurs, man.
I asked this important question over on the Barnes & Noble Book Blog this week!
I’ve got a new humor piece up on The Toast! I love this site and I was so excited to make it in.