Nurture! is the seventh episode of Blue's Clues from Season 2. It was the thirty seventh to be produced and aired.


Steve and Blue teach the viewers about tender loving care.


  • Question: What do we need to do today?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A bowl
    • 2. Carrots
    • 3. Turquoise (Blue's pet Turtle)
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: Feed Turquoise
  • Living room picture: A duck and a baby duck (Same as What Does Blue Need?)
  • Skidoo location: Safari book


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  • This is the first time that Paprika is seen crying
    • She would not cry again until Love Day.
  • This is the first time Sidetable blushes shyly.
  • This episode can be seen in Nickelodeon Celebrate Family DVD.
  • This is the first episode to air in 1999.
  • When this episode is shown on Noggin, the pawprint for the second clue is blocked up almost entirely by the Noggin watermark at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • This episode is the second of two episodes on "Blue's Safari" that aired on VHS.
    • Also the credit music was used for the VHS credit sequence as well.
  • The idea of needs was also looked at back in the Season 1 episode What Does Blue Need?.
  • The living room picture frame picture looks almost exactly like the one in "The Grow Show!", only the ducks are rubber ducks.
  • In the Mailtime song, Blue's original vocal from the series pilot episode Snack Time was reused for the very last time. (Third and finale in a row)
  • This is fourth episode where viewers say "Notebook!" from Mailbox's Birthday was not used.
  • This episode premiered on the day when My Neighbor Was A Teenage Robot premiered for Oh Yeah! Cartoons on Nickelodeon.


  • When the third clue is on Turquoise, the pawprint is purple, instead of Blue's original pawprint color (Dark blue, which is very common). This is an error.
  • In the closing credits, David Burger is credited as "Duke" David Burger.
  • Although this episode premiered in 1999, it has a 1998 copyright date in the credits.

Video Releases

  • Blue's Safari (VHS, 2000)
  • Nickelodeon: Celebrate Family! (DVD, 2009)

Blue's Clues Season 2
Steve Gets the Sniffles | What Does Blue Want to Build? | Blue's Senses | What Experiment Does Blue Want to Try? | What Does Blue Want to Make Out of Recycled Things? | What Was Blue's Dream About? | Blue's ABCs | Math! | Blue's Birthday | What Does Blue Want to Do with Her Picture? | What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day? | Blue's Surprise at Two O'Clock | The Lost Episode! | Blue's Sad Day | What Game Does Blue Want to Learn? | What Did Blue See? | Nurture! | Blue Is Frustrated | What Is Blue Trying to Do? | Mechanics!
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