Sugarplums new sisters!

This is Hazelnut in a homemade rat house.  🙂

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This is Honeybun in the to-go box.  🙂

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This is Honeybun, Hazelnut and Sugarplum sleeping together.  🙂

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This is Hazelnut and Honeybun.  The brown one is Hazelnut and the gray one is Honeybun.  Both rats love each other.  They share the houses, and they share the food, but they all share love,  🙂  which is good because if they didn’t they would fight all the time.  Our rats eat a breakfast of cilantro, spinach, kale, and peas, and a dinner of dandelions, broccoli, cucumber, and corn, and for dessert they eat blueberries.

In the summer, in the evening, they get to go outside with me, it is a lot of fun!!!  Rats are very funny so you can share your laughter with them.  They are also very smart so make sure that they can’t get out of their cage (some will figure out how to open a cage door latch).  Some rats will get excited when they hear or see you.  Rats can really stink so it might be wise to give them a bath.  Also rats react badly to certain smells like pine and cedar.  Rats love to climb so it would be nice to give them either cloth ropes to climb or a tall cage.

Oscar the leopard gecko.

Oscar is my leopard gecko, His diet is made up of calcium, diatomaceous earth, crickets, meal worms, and wax worms.  Oscar is a bit snappy and he has a bite that draws blood! but he only dos that if he is mad but he is usually is good tempered. Leopard geckos are only found in Iran, Afghanistan, Western India and Pakistan.  Leopard geckos however do shed their skin. The leopard gecko get’s its name because of its spot’s. Oscar’s photo’s are below.

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Sugarplum the dumbo rat!

Sugarplum is our new pet dumbo rex rat (rex means she has curly fur and dumbo means she has large ears low on the side of her head).  She is so cute!  She sits in your hand like a teacup and loves to be held.  She will snuggle right up to you and even falls asleep in your blanket or robe.  She goes to sleep every night at 8 pm and wakes up every morning at 9 am.  She is only about 6 weeks old, so she is technically a baby.  She likes to eat in your hands.  And my mom took a photo of her holding her wittle wate night snack in her wittle paws.  🙂

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Alpacas.

Alpacas are like llamas and they are both part of the camel family. The males will spit at each other but they are much gentler with people and rarely spit at them. Alpacas are herbivores.  The stuffed animal I am holding in the picture is Copper, my giraffe.  I’ve had him since I was 18 months old.  My dad took me to ToysRUs and I picked him out of all the rest.  Copper’s mom is in my closet and he has a big brother too.  Back to alpacas…they are sheared once a year in the Spring and we go to the farm on that day to see them.  Kids get to bring home little bits of fleece (alpaca fur) and sometimes we get toys.  The first year we got alpaca finger puppets and the second year we got little plastic alpaca toys.  We also bought a little fleece holder that hangs in the tree for the birds to take fleece for their nests.

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