I've been bitten by so many animals today!

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I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:19 pm

They hate me! laughing

Was working with chinchillas and degus today, which was a lot of fun. Every single one of the ones I picked up took a nibble of me! laughing I must have had a strange scent on me, as even some of the ones running around came up and started nibbling!

And I only just realised that one of the degus actually broke the skin. tongue It was very dark in their enclosure, as the lighting is on a timer, so that it's dark during the day and light during the night. Better for nocturnal animals, as we don't end up disturbing them while they sleep. But it meant I didn't realise he'd broken the skin until I got home and it just now started hurting!

On the plus side, I had a very nice pub meal and a half pint of cider for lunch! happy
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Caryll on Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:54 am

Boooooooozer! laughing

You're obviously tasty!

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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:14 am

Pfft. laughing
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Post by tracyp on Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:22 pm

Degus don't normaly bite unless frightened. Was something different today to them?
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:35 pm

All animals will bite if they have teeth! laughing

Just a normal day to them, but wild behaviour is encouraged, so only technicians and HE students handle them. He didn't want to be health checked, so he bit. Not hard enough to really do damage, but hard enough to get the message across. The others were just 'test' bites, as all rodents do.
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Post by Shisa on Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:33 am

Maybe your aura was off today or you and rodents don't mesh?

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Post by Eleanor on Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:15 am

Tbh, I think it was just their normal behaviour, but I was the one sitting down at their level laughing
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Post by Shisa on Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:53 am

laughing
I have a thing with white horses. They always want to bite or kick me for absolutely no reason. It baffles my mind.
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:55 am

laughing Now that's strange!
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Caroline on Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:56 pm

ooo ouch! Hope they aren't so bitey this week for you happy
That reminds me of my daughters russian dwarf hamsters years ago, jeeez, I had to mentally prepare myself for the bites every day laughing
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:22 pm

Didn't get bitten by any of the reptiles today, so all's good on this front! laughing Had a rough game with a ferret on Monday, though, who got very play-bitey love

Russian dwarf hamsters are adorable! love So chubby!
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Shisa on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:40 am

Ever since I saw a hamster eat her own childs head I haven't liked them.
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:01 am

They're deceptively innocent. tongue
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Post by Caryll on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:04 am

Shisa wrote:Ever since I saw a hamster eat her own childs head I haven't liked them.

Not quite the sweet innocent little fluff balls that they look!

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Post by Shisa on Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:58 am

I read that when a hamster has babies you should not disturb her and the babies till they're old enough to wean. Even cleaning the cage or simply walking by can cause them to want to 'save the babies' a.k.a turning cannibalistic.
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:12 pm

I've heard that, but never seen or experienced it first-hand. I read similar accounts when I was reading up on hedgehogs!

High maintenance much? laughing
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Shisa on Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:49 pm

Thank God I have my mother!
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Re: I've been bitten by so many animals today!

Post by Eleanor on Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:10 pm

laughing
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