Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jerboas: the tastiest snack on the planet?

Their movement patterns look like a perfect cross between a bird and rodent.

I've noticed my cats (and border collie) don't get too excited by my pet rats. I'm guessing it's because most of the time the rats don't show the same quick, prey-like movements you see in wild rodents. They're pretty lazy and fearless and slow-moving most of the time, and I'll even allow (limited, supervised) visitation with the cats and dog outside the cage. That's how unmotivated my pet predators are by my pet prey creatures.

I'm pretty sure seeing a jerboa, however, would drive my cats absolutely bonkers (and my neighbor's rat terrier, for that matter).

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