Friday, January 08, 2016

Furkid Friday - January 8th 2016 (FD)

Hi humans, rodent types, and anyone else reading this.

This is Jacob the degu.

My gerbil brothers had one of those birthday things two days ago. They are now two years old. The human caretakers gave them a new gnawing block and some Cheerios for their birthday.

At first the rest of us complained that they were getting things and we weren't, which we didn't think was fair - birthday or not. But then we realized that the human caretakers planned to give us some Cheerios too, which made us feel better, because we got included.

My degu brothers and I will be having our turn for one of those birthday things in a couple of months time. We're going to be three years old. I wonder what the human caretakers will get for us?

Squeak soon,
Jacob

4 comments:

Rita said...

I would think you just might get some kind of new chew toys. ;)
Cheerios would be good, too.

Victoria Zigler said...

Rita:
That would be fine with us... Cheerios are something we all love, and anything we can get our teeth in to is a good thing in our opinion!

Squeak soon,
Jacob

Intense Guy said...

Wowsers! 3 years old coming up quickly! How old is that in Human years?

Victoria Zigler said...

Iggy:
My human caretakers worked out that, based on the average life expectancy of a degu, a degu ages roughly 13 years for every year that passes. So, on our 3rd birthday, we'll be about 39 years old.

A gerbil, on the other hand, ages roughly 25 years for every year that passes, so the gerbils are now roughly in their early 50s.

Squeak soon,
Jacob