Are turtles bad luck?

Penrith, Australia
January 26, 2013 8:03pm CST
I'm getting lonely in here because I'm alone a lot at work. I'm taking care of a plant, his name is Peter. I'm getting bored with Peter. I need a pet, I've been thinking about getting a goldfish or a turtle. My worry is, I won't be able to feed it on Sunday's because I don't work on Sundays. So I'm convinced with getting a turtle because they seem sturdier than fish. But my grandma tells me not to get it because it is bad luck. Now it's got me thinking, do I get one or not? Do you know of any other pet I could get instead that isn't high maintenance and I can keep in an office?
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@math21 (184)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
I don't think turtle is a bad luck, I remember when I was a kid my father accidentally step on a little turtle when he was doing something in our farm, he brought home the turtle and gave it to me, my brother and I fed the turtle every morning and afternoon, we where happy because the turtle is not afraid of showing his head and feet that most turtle don't do. I don't think it's a bad luck because we never encounter situation that includes the presence of the turtle. The bad luck is not so true
• Penrith, Australia
27 Jan 13
That's good to hear, I've done my research too and it's linked with prosperity a lot. Aww, thats kinda cute about how your father gave you a turtle. Was it a big turtle you had? What did you feed it? I got my turtles just this afternoon too, I bought 2 of them, the little ones. They cost 250 ech, that's 500 for a pair, I didn't think they were that pricey. But I'm happy with them.
• Penrith, Australia
3 Feb 13
It's nice to Hear about your turtles. And they're big. mine is like around 2 inches long. (I know that's not even long) They eat rice? Really? My turtles only ate the pellets they sold in the store. I tried feeding them watermelon but they refused it. They don't have names yet, but they are so cute, I'm having trouble taking care of them because when I looked in the Internet, it turns out that they have so many special needs to live.
@math21 (184)
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
Our turtle was so cute and tiny, size like a half apple. The turtle ate everything we have, mostly rice.. I'm happy for you for hearing that you finally have two little turtle, tell me their names.
@Shavkat (136103)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
For some people, they believed it will slow the life and it doesn't brings luck. It is an old-fashioned beliefs of elders. But now, i don't think there is a connection to make them as a pet.
• Penrith, Australia
28 Jan 13
Is slow life bad? If I had to live in slow motion, would it make any difference at all? Haha! Just a thought. Have you heard of other people who had them as pets? Do you think they got unlucky?
@xtedaxcvg (3189)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
I don't think turtles are bad luck. I guess the reason why your grandma believes it will cause you bad luck is because of what the turtle signifies. I guess it depends on what you believe in. I've read somewhere that turtles are a powerful protection and enhancer in feng shui. I suggest you read more about it if you believe in that sort of stuff.
• Penrith, Australia
27 Jan 13
Oh yes, they are kind of slow. But they have long lives too. Protection seems like a good thing too with their tough shell, I think this could work.
@Kosgey (1707)
6 Oct 17
Those are just believes you can try doves