Octopets

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by nikoli66, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. nikoli66

    nikoli66 Cuttlefish Registered

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    I just received a new octo from Octopets yesterday. Does anyone happen to know at what age these little guys are sent out? It says 8-10 weeks old. I keep reading how everyone receives their new octo and it's as small as a quarter. When I received mine yesterday (thinking it was going to be really small) I received one with a mantle around an inch long. Is this correct? How old does that make it? I've called Octopets twice, but know one will return my call. ????


    Hoping I didn't get one a lot older than expected.

    M
     
  2. bobwonderbuns

    bobwonderbuns Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Congrats on the new addition!!! And what is junior's name??
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    A one inch octo is not very old - personally, I'd prefer one that size than a smaller one. Octopuses grow very quickly and at the same age, some are larger and some are smaller. So don't worry, just enjoy your new bimac!

    Nancy
     
  4. nikoli66

    nikoli66 Cuttlefish Registered

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    Thanks! His or her name is Saylor. How do you actually tell if it's a male or female? I was told how, however before speaking out loud and making myself a fool, I would rather someone who actually knows (preferably from this site) tell me.

    Thanks again,
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    tjohnson Wonderpus Registered

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    I would say that your octo is at the top end of the 10 weeks.
     
  6. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    With bimacs it's almost impossible to tell whether you have a male or female. So just make an assumption!

    Welcome to Saylor! I'm adding him/her :smile: to the List of Our Octos at the top of Journals and Photos.

    Nancy
     

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