Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pet Worm Care

Emlyn has had a pet worm for about a year now. Turns out pet worms are very easy to care for, even for a 6 year old. You put the worm (found in the backyard) in some dirt in a plastic box, with holes cut in the lid. Every once in a while (like every 3 mos) you add a little water and a little plant matter.

Our worm actually had babies! Evidently worms lay the babies in the compacted dirt at the bottom of the box and make a bunch of itty bitty worms. It's all very cute.

I highly recommend them. They are very resilient. The scientific way Emlyn looks for her "Wormy" is by shaking the box and the dirt around until she finds it.

2 comments:

bp said...

Sounds like a great pet to me!!

Angela O. said...

oh wow! What a neat pet. We will look into that.