||One and a half years old|
||Bennett Red Neck Wallaby|
||New Mexico, USA|
small picture shows my pet Buddy in his mom's pouch. He is now a year
and a half old and he has his own baby joeys on the way. He is a Bennett
Red Neck Wallaby and he and two females live in my back yard in New Mexico.
The larger photo is a more recent picture of Buddy eating a dill pickle out
of my hands. This picture was taken about eight months ago. He is outside full
time now as he is an expecting father and has no time for mommy any more,
so I will just wait and spoil his children LOL. Buddy is very special, I
bottle raised him (which is normal in wallabies - you need to bottle feed
them to get the bond). I took him everywhere with me. One time we were
leaving the house and he was real fidgety, finally I realized he was
sitting on his tail and he liked to suck on it like a pacifier. So from
then on the joke was every time we left the house was "Mommy did you bring
my tail?" I was sitting on the couch one day watching TV and Buddy was
messing around somewhere else in the house. I got up went to the kitchen to
get myself a dill pickle, I returned to the couch and Buddy came racing
from down the hall, took the pickle out of my hands and ate the whole thing
(mini gherkin)! So from then on if I had a pickle, so did Buddy.
Buddy loves to play. I have a straight toilet bowl brush (new, never used
for a toilet) in his yard to clean out his water dish with. I can look out
the window now and then and he will be playing with that toilet bowl brush,
I tease him and say he is brushing his teeth.
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