There are times when we humans can be incredibly cruel to animals and the things we call “turtle” is no exception. I’m sure many of you, at least, have had experiences with a dog or cat or a horse having name disputes. The thing is, it’s not just about one dog or cat or horse, it’s about a whole lot of animals, and that’s especially true of reptiles.
The last thing a pet owner wants to hear is, “Lets go get pet turtles, lets get them some lye”. Sure, this is the last thing you heard them saying (unless there have been some other animals in their past), but the truth is they might not be saying anything to you at all, and you might be reading these words online somewhere else.
For the same reason, it is extremely important to never give anyone, pet, a name that is not what the animal wants. Sure, if you’d ever given one to a dog or a hamster or a snake, it would probably just melt down your arm, a neck, or have some other random injury, but a cat or a turtle is no different. You are a human, and your animal is no different than you.
A name controversy in which an animal has a name that is inappropriate for what the animal is saying or doing is called a name argument. In order for the animal to have a name that is appropriate for the activity the animal is doing. This can be because the animal is a young or a senior. In such case, they should be named for the species, not another dog or dog or cat or cat or hamster or snake.
There’s nothing like a good argument. If you find yourself in a name argument, follow these steps. 1. Get in the right words. Name the animal wrong. Try going with the title, but give it a different meaning. For example, if you were arguing that the lion was a lioness. You could say she likes to be the center of attention. 2. Use your words wisely. 3. Avoid name-calling.
I’d like to see the reptile name debate, instead of the name controversy, which is nothing but name-calling. To be or not to be: that is the question. When people ask ‘how do you react to having a pet reptile?’ most people are inclined to say ‘well, I love to pet it, and I’ve got 2 dogs and a cat and 2 turtles.
A lot of reptiles, for instance, love to climb on top of things, but a reptile can also have problems climbing.