Jean;80286 said:Also learn as much as you can, local library, internet can be useful (after all you found us!!!) also if you have a local public aquarium see if they take volunteers (some do, some don't, some have an age restriction etc) But if you can that would a) show your parents you're serious and b) give you some hands on experience and quality octopus time........it may even be an alternative to having one at home. I work in an aquarium and get my octopus fix there as I simply don't have time to look after one at home (or the space!)
Hope this helps
Armstrong;80331 said:Lol, I wish my aquarium would let volunteers work with the octopus after volunteering for a long time or just as a specified invertabrate feeder. According to the biologists there, you have to be a certified biologist to even go near the octopus for volunteering as in feeding, or anything.
Well, you can always have a behind the scenes tour which iv had twice, but since its not an animal on the computer thats priced for behind the scenes touring, you never know what will happen cuz you can be like me and end up paying 130 bucks if you wanna see it a second time thoroughly. The first time they'll probably let you see it for about 10 minutes, lol.
Jean;80459 said:REALLY? you guys need to move here! Behind the scenes tour NZ$18/Adult, NZ$9/child (anyone still in high school qualifies ....varsity students are adults....supposedly !) $42/family (2A + 3C although we're flexible about no's of kids!), and we let our volunteers work with the octi!