Hello, my name is Aiko, I'm from Japan and my question is have you raised an animal and my answer is yes.
I have raised quite a few animals actually. I had a bird and hamster and dogs but my strongest memories with my pets are from my very young days. I merely kept insects and amphibians because when I was a child I suffered from asthma and I wasn't allowed to have any furry animals for quite a long time. I enjoyed observing the insects' habit. For example, whilst I kept quite a few crickets, one cricket loved watermelon. He didn't eat anything but watermelon and another one loved cabbage.
I was also into what I called categorization. I collected wood lice and then I separated females from males and another example is I collected tadpoles and I put the tadpoles with tails together. I really enjoyed my days with my small animals but my Mum certainly did not. One day I decorated my shoulders with caterpillars. They were really big, fat and colorful and beautiful but my Mum found this very gross and it made her scream.
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