We have recently adopted and rehomed many pets that couldn’t make it to stay with their families due to the mass emigration from Hong Kong.
This chinchilla is from a repatriating expat. She was so sad and couldn’t hold her tears when I picked him up. I hope this video will make her feel better when she misses him.
I can’t wait to let this new boy meet my chinchilla girl. They’re about the same age. I heard he’s never had a girlfriend before 🙂 My girl has never had a boyfriend either.
Among all the popular pet small mammals like hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, meerkats, prairie dogs, mongooses, skunks, raccoons, jerboas, gerbils, hedgehogs, ferrets, and sugar gliders, Chinchillas are one of the most sought-after exotic pets, especially in Asia. But ironically the climate here is way too hot for these fluff balls originally from the Andes mountains. We have to keep our chinchillas in rooms with AC on 24/7 together with other “cool” animals such as axolotls, many salamanders, mandarin rat snakes, impressed tortoises, fire snails, etc
My Neighbor Totoro the 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten made chinchillas known to many people. And, Minccino the Pokémon is a chinchilla. Did you know that?
Some animals are just too cute and everyone wants one as pet. But what can take it to the next level is you can learn about their life in the wild! We have made this video about hedgehogs both live with us in Hong Kong and their wild cousins we met in Africa.
New lives born here before summer officially ends.
Day 2 – September 1st – Amy listening to ABC song while nursing her hoglets. At the moment in here we have 3 mothers with newborn babies. What a lovely start of September having 3 new arrays of hedgehogs!
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Day 3 – Sneak peek into this albino mother’s nesting box. She made herself dirty which is a natural behavior to mix scents and avoid predators. We cannot give her a bath in the coming 6 weeks… But it’s all good. Housekeeping by us still on!
Have you met Amy? She often appears in our shows together with Sonic and the rest of her gang.
Today after a party at Bel-Air we went for a walk in Cyberport. Amy enjoyed chewing some grass. We’re teaching give and take at home. Amy practised it and she generously gave some rich nutrients to the grass. 🙂 That’s typical of her!
For humans the season of love might has passed. But for our animals the season of love has just begun.
Tonight we heard noises from the small mammals room and luckily found a pair of sugar gliders getting to mate. After a long rest since last year, two of the young adult males are mature now and started fighting for a girl. This is the dominant male who won the battle and then could not wait to start a vigorous mating, successfully.
Sugar gliders might look like rodent but they are just not as productive. They are actually marsupials from Australian forests. Litter size is usually only 1, or sometimes 2. Baby gliders are called joeys, like kangaroos and other marsupials. Joeys will stay in mothers pouch living and growing until they are completely weaned at 16 weeks.