Caleb decided he wanted to start a blog. Having a website was the first step… but WIX was difficult for him to understand… so blogging was our next idea to help him share his love for reptiles and so forth. One thing I have been learning with schooling dudes, is the importance of allowing them to pour into their interest. It encourages learning!
While snakes may not be any moms first choice :) – in our case, dads first choice (My husband HATES SNAKES)… it is something that Caleb really enjoys… and by allowing him to learn more on his own and take up some responsibility, it has done nothing but encourage learning and maturity.
Caleb’s blog is at: http://calebsreptilehide.blogspot.com/
I help him access comments when he gets them… he takes the time to respond to them on his own though. All the comments filter through my email, so things are closely monitored.
Allowing him to blog may seem silly to some… but it has been yet another opportunity to teach him something new. Teaching him about copy/paste options online. How to upload videos… how to clip videos. How to insert images… the basics of code aka html… and so forth. ITS A LOT TO LEARN. I learned it as a young teen, so it was something as an adult took very little effort.
To end, here is Caleb’s latest video on How to Care for Dubia Roaches.
To those who hate bugs. Don’t watch it haha… although its so cute. Esp. when Reed interrupts mid way.
Caleb for 9 years old does very well explaining not only the care for the Roaches but also the stages of their life as well as breeding them. Did you know Roaches give birth LIVE?! crazy! at least these roaches do. All may not. To those who may think we are absolutely NUTS to take on a bin full of 100′s of roaches. Let me just say this. I HATE ROACHES… bugs for that matter… but the cost of CRICKETS for his Bearded Dragon added up. It would have cost between 100-200 dollars a year for crickets to feed his Dragon. Ridiculous. Plus many trips to the pet store to purchase them. Gas, plus cricket cost. Way to expensive for me. Was such a pain… Crickets would die easily (their life span is only like 3 weeks… where Roaches its like 2 yrs) and they smelled worse than kitty litter. The roaches oddly enough do not stink… and after an initial investment of around $50.00 – you will forever and always have food for your Reptile. So its a cheap alternative ;-) – and a route I highly recommend if you plan to get a Bearded Dragon or other insect eating animal. Just thankful I don’t have to tend to them, if I did, we would sell the Beardie and be done with bugs ;-) – cause they are gross looking.