Young or old?

Discussion in 'Octopus Care' started by Burstsovenergy24, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Do you think I shoud try and get a young, small octo or an older larger one to begin with?
     
  2. lithographette

    lithographette O. vulgaris Registered

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    Although I do not keep them myself, through reading the chronicals of many octo keepers here I would be of the opinion that a young one is better, as their lifespan does not seem very long.
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Lithographette is on the right track. Since octopuses have short lifespans, you'll have more time with your pet if you get a younger one.

    However, many of our members have adopted full grown octopuses with success - it's just that they don't have their octo for very long.

    Nancy
     

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