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Welcome to our Critter Camp blog.
Windsor Elementary 4th Grade and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa are partnering to create "Critter Camp". The 4th grade classrooms will be caring for small animals from the ARL that are in need of foster care until they are ready for adoption. This blog will share about our foster critters' progress and their search for their forever home.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Meet the Degu Boys

Our three Degu boys are getting settled in.  We have learned a little more about them and are excited to share!  Most importantly, we have chosen names for them.  Because of all the "Frozen" craze going on, we decided that these cute little boys would like to join in the fun.  We have selected the name: Christoph, Sven, and Olaf!  

We found out that these boys are babies of the Degus rescued from Davis County. Many of the animals that were rescued that day came to the ARL already pregnant, just like our bunny Hope.  Two of the Degu boys are brothers Christoph and Sven.  They are a little bit older and bigger than their cousin, Olaf.  Olaf was born to a family of 5 sisters.  Because Degus are social and need to have friends, Olaf was lucky enough to join his boy cousins and become their own little family.  

These three boys are very curious and have already begun making friends with the students and teachers.  They love running on their wheel and even try to get in there all together and run.  Yesterday we gave our first dust bath and they thought it was the greatest thing ever!  They all tried to roll around in it at the same time and it looked like a giant party! Today we added some PVC tunnels to give them a chance to tunnel and play.  I heard word that there is even a "Frozen" song remake in the works, called "Do You Want to Pet a Degu?"

Christoph, Sven and Olaf snuggling on their new ledge.

Ms. Johnson picked up some PVC pipe to add to their cage.
The boys exploring their new tunnel.  One brave one has already gone in.

Checking out the new hay box.

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