In my first OT post I mentioned The Menagerie I live in. So, while GrrlScientist is attending to parts of it I thought I’d introduce some of the residents, including some of the shyer ones
The diversity isn’t as taxonomically varied as at the Maison des Girrafes, but it is still enough to give plenty of work. We have parrots, of course
Some fish (a Sewelia), with shrimp
We now have lots of passerines. These guys flit around really quickly, hence it’s difficult to get a good photo. I have lots of photos like this one
More shrimp. This is a unicorn shrimp, you can tell by the single horn.
We have quite a few canaries. This pair have an interesting relationship: it’s a bit like the (human) couple who spend half their time shouting at each other, but still claim to love each other. They look so cute together in this photo, but he’s pretty useless a a father (unlike some of our other male canaries), so once her chicks hatched she kicked him out. But when we put them in separate flights, they sit either side of the bars looking longingly at each other.
But they do have chicks
We also have more invertebrates
And birds with crap on their heads (anyone want to guess the species?)
We also have baby fish – lots of them.
And some grumpy bady birds (most baby birds look grumpy, anyway)
There are a few more species in the flat, including some escaped bird food
I might put up photos of the rest later, if I can get some decent photos of them.
With all of this biodivesity, it’s no surprise that at times The Beast just wants to hide