Acquired: Pet store
By Audrey Bruce
Posted Jan 25, 2013
Generally, I found owning a scorpion pretty boring. Ours would rustle around, eat crickets, and arch up when disturbed. They don't try to sting things normally, they just pinch them, so you don't even get to see any hot scorpion-stinging action. The only real awesome thing I ever saw him do was fight off a bunch of carpenter ants that had invaded our home (as well as Michael Jordan's cage).
I really don't think kids should have scorpions, even though I had one growing up. We actually found a dangerous tan one in the desert once and brought it home via airplane (his name was Charles Barkley) which was an AWFUL idea, but I digress. They are pretty dangerous animals, in my opinion. Don't get a kid a scorpion.