Unusual pets you have sat for- pictures please

Yesterday we moved to a five day sit in the Scottish Borders and met the pets.
Let me introduce you to Hebe, the house duckling. It’s a first for me.

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Haha! How cute!

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Yippy the sparrow in Phuket (Please excuse my feet)

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Was it house trained? This duckling isn’t. At he moment he is sitting on a sheepskin rug……

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He flew around the bedroom, would sit on my hand for a bit of cheese or bread, then I could put him in his cage and sit him outside in the shade. He fell out of his nest when very young and the HO raised him by hand. He was still very young.
He was an extra…there were also 4 dogs, but just before I arrived I got a message"I now have a bird too" I thought parrot, budgie, canary…

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2 geese in the Dordogne, whenever it was time for bed, we called them & they followed us along to their shed :heart:

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I have to say, @ElsieDownie your duck looks more like a goose…

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They are runner ducks. But I do agree with you.

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One of the pets on a housesit was a bearded Dragon named Killer!
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Wow, don’t know if I could do that. I did see a man walking his, on a sit on Lamma Island Hongkong last year.

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OK so when it comes to unusual I guess pigs don’t come top of the list however this is George, so what’s unusual about George apart from the fact that he’s a very LARGE pig? … He had to dine indoors, not his house, the main house and in the kitchen at 9.00am & 6.00 pm and proceeded to lay in the middle of the floor for an hour’s post digestion time.

He was given free “run” of the house, fortunately he couldn’t make the stairs to bed … it was back to his own house for that.


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Unusual encounter in a Tokyo street, but I’m not the one taking him for a walk.

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My idea of heaven. I have a very soft spot for “round” pigs.

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A bearded lizard, and the live crickets to feed her.

A different sit was a shark!

Okay, a SMALL Epaulette shark, very pretty, in a large marine tank.
The guidelines for feeding her were “put a shrimp in your fist and let her eat from there”
Er, nope, a targeted drop worked just as well, if not better.
(Not putting our skin in the tank water)

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Seven tortoises on the River Wye… a joy to sit for!

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How unusual. The walks must have been very slow……

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