My Pets: Rat Intro Diaries Days 2 + 3

In the last diary entry we had just started off the carrier method, and the rats had spent the night in the cat carrier.   It is now Day 2 and we are moving them from the cat carrier to a small hamster cage. A barred cage like this is great for intros because you…

My Pets: Taming Toothless & Shenron

In my last post I introduced you to our two new rat babies, Toothless and Shenron and today, I want to share their updates with you. The babies have been in quarantine for 3 months. This may sound like a long time, but we wanted to give Toothless and Shenron enough time to settle in…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Drogon

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Drogon, our grumpy old man black rex ratto, has sadly passed away. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have been following my updates on Drogon’s progress. It was like watching what happened to Smaug all over again, and it was devastating to see the…

My Art: Puff the Magic Ratto

Puff the Magic Ratto sadly passed over the rainbow bridge, and I wanted to honour my sweet fluffball in an illustrated portrait to heal the broken pawprints in my heart. You can read more about Puff in this blog post: Over the Rainbow Bridge: Puff the Magic Ratto Rats, and most rodents, have such short…

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo: Myths & Legends

There was a great atmosphere of excitement, and merriment as we made our way round the zoo, and it was wonderful to see the public engaging in animal conservation stories through the beauty of the lanterns, as well as the fascinating faerytales behind the more fantastical creatures… “The Giant Lanterns of China return to Edinburgh…

Discovering Pixelated Creatures at BrickLive 2018

This past weekend I treated Stuart to a trip to BrickLive 2018 for his belated Birthday because he is a MASSIVE Lego fan! and it turned out to be a lot more creaturey than I had expected…   The Mythical Beasts section of this event was a fantastic highlight for me, not only did it…