What's the rodent species you are most fasincated by, or most want to own, but never will?
For me, it's the desert gundi, Ctenodactylus gundi....a small sandy coloured caviomorph from North Africa (its young are born fully furred and it's a member of the hystricomorpha suborder so it's a caviomorph). Related to the laotian rock rat, dassie rats, capybara, degu, chinchilla and others. Looks like a guinea pig chinchilla hybrid!
Why will I never own one?
Well they're not pets, simple as; some people have caught wild gundis before and brought them to the UK but that's cruel, in my opinion. Besides they suffer at <15 degrees celsius so can you imagine how miserable they'd be here!! Besides there is enough species in the pet trade, more than there is suitable homes, and it makes no sense adding more.
Still adorable though. And I DO still want one......well some because they live in huge colonies of 100+ animals.
Anyway more cute pics. lovelovelove.
Look at its teeny tufty tail (below!)
Proud owner of 2 chinchillas and a dwarf hamster
(chins for the win!)
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