Degupdate Getting Snuggly.

It’s rare for me to like pics of myself. There are hardly any anyway, because I’m usually the camera person, but Candy has gotten me to take selfies. Also, the light in the degu run is pretty flattering, I think, and the degus make me happy, so who cares for the double chin when you got happiness?

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Estelle is definitely getting more trusting. She comes out almost immediately now, puts her tiny feetses on me and takes treats. Oh, and tries whether my thumb is edible… She is also clearly the clumsy one. Where Candy has added the top of the side track to her territory, Estelle just makes it on top of the box next to it, doesn’t manage to get up and then does a half climb, half jump, half fall off it again. Yes, three halves, that’s how clumsy she is.

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They still make me think of Caine and her kingdom of rats a lot. She would be absolutely delighted with the degus.


  1. springa73 says

    They are so cute!

    I think it’s pretty common with a pair of mammal pets of any species for one to be bolder and quicker to let you handle them.

  2. lochaber says

    Those selfies are pretty adorable, you look delighted, and the Degus are pretty cute and endearing.

    I’m reminded of an old friend in college, who often wore hoodies, and had a pet rat. I suspect she delighted in the shock value, but she used to keep her pet rat in her hoody, and it would frequently climb up and poke it’s head out from her hair/hood, and often startle whoever she was talking to. It was pretty amusing.

  3. kestrel says

    These photos are adorable. They have come such a long way! I think that’s just fantastic, and I agree, Caine would have loved these little snugglebeasties.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    In the first one, Candy looks like she’s giving a speech. She’s adorable, as is Estelle. I feel that your smile is infectious in the best possible way.

  5. Jazzlet says

    Candy looks as if she is about to conduct you in a bout of song in that first photo. Lovely all three of you :-)

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