Funny... That would be a predicament.We're all excited too!
I'm thinking of changing Gimpy's name, but not sure what to change it to.
Although I like Yvonne's suggestion of Jill, my husband's younger sister is named Jill, which could make for some interesting conversations:
Me: "Jill really enjoyed the earthworm I gave her- she gobbled it right up!" Or...
Me: "I'm not sure if Jill needs to get checked for parasites or not..." [emoji2]
I think "Gimpy" was intended as a term of endearment at the time the turtle was named. And @GimpyCutie has taken good care of this young, special needs turtle.Gimpy (mean name) could not be going to a better home and caregiver
I like all of these![emoji2]Funny... That would be a predicament.
Hrmmm... Branching off the Jacques and Jill theme (at least that's where my mind started this time)...
Julian / Julianne / Julie / Jules
Jean / Jean (French / Southern U.S. pronunciations)
Jasmine / Jazz
Let me know if you have thoughts or a theme in mind. I have a few lists of potential critter names around here that I can pull from.
I know, sometimes the critters just name themselves... Bold and Pinstripe sure did.I like all of these![emoji2]
I'm also kind of waiting to see his/her personality-- seems to be a little feisty from what I've been told![emoji2]
It'll be 1 or maybe 2 weeks til I get him/her- have had to order parts for the undergravel filter to go in the 40 gal breeder tank.
She hasn't taken him out to weigh and measure since he's a little feisty, but her estimate is about 2.5 to 3 inches. She sent me a video of him swimming around, and i agree with her estimate.By the way, what size is our future Turtle Formerly Known As Gimpy?
Yes. He may not realize that it's all in the best of spirits, and meant as an endearment. Maybe we can keep it a secret from him if we are careful.I just worry about the little guys self esteem ( people are going to think I am serious) when he finds out his/her name is gimpy.
I love it! He doesn't even know he's a special needs turtle.She hasn't taken him out to weigh and measure since he's a little feisty, but her estimate is about 2.5 to 3 inches. She sent me a video of him swimming around, and i agree with her estimate.
And, speaking of the video, he/she is remarkably active and a dang good swimmer for someone who is missing a leg!
The little stub remaining from his leg is totally healed and grown over, and he uses it to balance himself and even tries to wipe food off his face with it.
He/She sounds like a regular little character!
And Gimpy's first owner really has gone above and beyond with him. She found an injured animal that many people would have left, assuming it was doomed, but she didn't. She clearly put a lot of time and effort into learning what was best for him and got it done.
He/she is in his 2nd tank (on loan from a friend). She has basking areas for him, plants to hide in and feeds him plenty of pellets and live prey. She really has done a great job- and Gimpy and I are the better for it!!!!!
In regards to the undergravel filter, so far I like it a lot. For messy animals like turtles, though, you need to use a powerhead instead of just an airstone for stronger, better circulation through the gravel. But good powerheads aren't expensive.I know, sometimes the critters just name themselves... Bold and Pinstripe sure did.
I'm curious about your thoughts on the undergravel filter in the 40B. Shhhh... Don't tell Bold and Pinstripe yet, but we're looking at upgrading them to a 40B the next time Petco has them on sale.
That helps quite a bit! Thanks!In regards to the undergravel filter, so far I like it a lot. For messy animals like turtles, though, you need to use a powerhead instead of just an airstone for stronger, better circulation through the gravel. But good powerheads aren't expensive.
I use both a canister filter and an undergravel filter with a powerhead in my 20 gal. long where Nelson is now, and The Turtle Formerly Known As Gimpy will be.
That filter combination seems that to keep good water quality.
I plan to use larger versions of both filters in my 40 gal breeder penthouse tank for Nelson.
I hope this helps![emoji2]