Not A Meerkat Monday #10: Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are small, domesticated rodents with origins in South America and they also happen to be a favorite of mine. I own two delightful and adorable little ones named Mocha and Callie. They have no tail and make a variety of vocalizations (especially at dinner time!). Their many calls, clicks, and purrs reminds me... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #8: Sulcata Tortoises

Sulcata tortoises do share the Kalahari Desert with meerkats, in fact meerkats have been known to steal their eggs. The tortoises are always too slow to catch them... Also known as 'African Spurred Tortoises' and is the third largest turtle species in the world. They can live for 70 years and grow to weight up... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #7: Black Swans

From Australia, there's no chance that a meerkat will run into one of these beautiful birds! Known for their red beaks and striking black plumage, black swans are monogamous and have a wingspans of up to 78 inches. These birds are known to swim with their necks arched and erect and their wings fluffed aggressively.... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Number #5: Lions

Lions are neither friend nor foe of the meerkats. Meerkats are too small for them to prey on but in The Meer Book Series many of the characters have a deep fascination and respect for the mighty big cats. Lions live in prides protected by the huge males and sustained by the agile females. Though... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #3: Giraffes

The mighty giraffes, icons of Africa, are referred to as "gods" by the meerkat characters of The Meer Book Series because of their amazing height. A two-foot-tall meerkat standing on their back legs could never hope to reach heights of up to 18 feet, which is how tall giraffes can get. Their patterns of spots... Continue Reading →

Not A Meerkat Monday #1: Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Though ring-tailed lemurs are from Africa as well as meerkats the similarities stop there. These quirky primates' natural habitat is the island of Madagascar. They eat a diet of insects, fruits, and leaves and their life spans around about 16 years. These animals are highly social and endangered in the wild. You can learn more... Continue Reading →

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