Over the Rainbow Bridge: Smaug

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Smaug, our little curly agouti rex ratto, sadly passed away. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you might have been following my updates from the vet trips. We never quite found out what was wrong with Smaug, but the most likely cause of…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Gamora the Praying Mantis

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Gamora, my beautiful Giant Rainforest Mantis (Hierodula majuscula) passed over the rainbow bridge this week. She was my first ever invertebrate pet, and she was a perfect green lady. I miss her little alien face, and am saddened by her passing. It is, however, nice…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Puff the Magic Ratto

Today I have some sad news to share with you. Puff, our beautiful all white pink-eyed rat baby, passed away a few weeks ago after losing a battle with a nasty respiratory infection. Sadly, respiratory infection are a fairly common illness in most rodent species, and rats seem to suffer from them the most. Usually…

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Bailey the Best Dog in the World

Today I have some sad news to share with you. While I was home in January, the best dog in the world passed away.¬†Bailey Henderson you are so so missed. If you have been following this blog, you might remember a few months ago I introduced you to Bailey, and told you all about how…

My Pets: Maru

Meet Maru! She is the latest addition to our fluffy family. Maru is a teeny tiny Roborovski hamster, and she is our little fluffy frog bean. Maru is a rescue hamster, as she was bullied by her previous cage-mate, so came to us a little underweight… but we’re figuring out what foods are her favourite…