Critter Clues

From the May/June 2021 issue of Kind News magazine

  • 1
    Clue #1
    I like to sleep hunched up in small places – in the wild, I sleep in rock crevices to hide from predators.
  • 2
    Clue #2
    I don't sweat, so even as a pet my home should be kept at 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • 3
    Clue #3
    Instead of bathing in water, I take sand baths!
  • 4
    Clue #4
    I can jump very high — sometimes more than six feet!
  • 5
    Clue #5
    I am known for my soft, dense fur — I have 60-90 hairs for one follicle — an area in my skin where my hair grows from.
  • 6
    Clue #6
    Since I am a prey animal in the wild, I startle easily. When I am a pet, my home should be quiet.
  • 7
    Clue #7
    I communicate with others of my species with high- pitched grunts, chirps, and hiccuping noises!
  • 8
    Clue #8
    My teeth never stop growing, so I need to eat a lot of hay to wear them down.

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