Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tell Me about Your Pet!

I would like to do something a little bit different today. There are so many different pets out there and each one has a different personality. I'm sure they all have interesting stories.

Today, I would like you to choose one or more of your pets and tell us all about them. What do they like? What do they not like? Where did they come from? Funny stories, sad stories, interesting quirks... Tell us about them.

I'll start. Peanut is the bird in the picture. Peanut is a Cinnamon Chinese Blue Breasted Quail, AKA Button Quail. She is now a little over a year old. The chick with her was born last June and is now known as Rocky.

Peanut was the very first quail that we hatched and that survived. She and her sister were incubated in a basket under a lamp. We never thought that they would really hatch out! Unfortunately, there was not enough humidity in the basket, so her sister was born deformed. But boy did that little bird want to live! My mom and I treated them with such tender care and were handled a lot. Peanut's sister ended up passing away after a couple of weeks. Peanut was very distraught at being alone and through comforting, we formed a very close bond.

Today, Peanut just lives for scritches under her chin and for any human contact that she can get! She had a clutch of chicks last year and was a very good Mommy. She is currently sitting on two eggs from another pair. They should hatch out any day now. I cannot wait to show everyone the new babies!


  1. Very Cool! She's really cute! Excited to see the babies!

    We have 2 pet prairie dogs - sadly our female just crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. It's fun to see other unusual pets.

  2. Oh wow! I would love to see pictures of your prarie dogs. Please feel free to post links and show them off. :)