Saturday, October 10, 2009

Camera Critters: Duprasi

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Can you resist those eyes? It's a duprasi, a gerbil species. They are also known as fat-tailed gerbil and this is why:
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They store fat in those tails, like a camel in its hump. This little guy was a guest at my house for a short while on his way to his new home after he had been given up for adoption at a shelter.

6 comments:

~ Kathy ~ said...

awwww....sweet eyes but love the pink nose!

Carletta said...

He has such inquiring eyes!
Someone gave him up - how sad. So nice to hear he found a new home.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute critter. I've never heard of a duprasi, thanks for sharing.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Really cute!

We love Luna said...

wow you have charming eyes!
Great shots!
Happy camera critters
purrs and love
Luna

Wren said...

He's adorable - I'm glad he found a new home.