There is no doubt there is some kind of pet-owning gene in our family, though there is no accounting for taste. Whenever my parents have new visitors, he/she would be warned: Look out for the turtle. Though they can't give the turtle a big tank (she has a rather smallish one), she is essentially a free-range turtle, who is allowed to wander around everywhere. This means that even when we are having dinner, she would be walking about investigating our feet :P Does she bite? Yes, she bit Little Bro's nose, leaving a bloody ring on it. So watch out for the turtle, folks.
Even cold blooded animals respond to love. This turtle likes nothing better than to clamber unto Little Bro's lap for a cuddle. And she accepts food from Mom's hand.