Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Blue-Ringed Sea Bunny
Birthday: Sunday, March 31, 2024
Owner: Altairia

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A small sea bunny is soft to the touch, not covered in fur like their land-dwelling counterparts, but just as delicate. They do not receive any care from their parents, although adults tolerate their presence. The hatchlings gather together in large groups to munch on sea grass and corals. They can survive for brief periods of time on land, though when small, they prefer tide pools and quiet areas of the reef. Blue-ringed sea bunnies have few predators as their noxious poison and frightening pattern are enough to ward off curious seals and fish. The tendrils coating their bodies are more like the tentacles of an anemone than mammal fur; not powerful enough to sting, but able to gum up the mouth of any would-be predator. However, they have few defenses against harsh weather and are sensitive to even the slightest change in water conditions, so finding the appropriate habitat is crucial.

Sea bunnies do not blend in well with any environment, being more brightly colored than even the most vibrant of corals. They move slowly across the sea floor, swimming only when they absolutely must. Luckily, their favorite food -- algae -- moves even slower than they do. Sea bunnies spend a lot of time eating, so much that they don't even fully sleep, but instead take periodic naps throughout the day and night. They are very good at keeping algae at bay, but they can easily overgraze. This happens rarely, owing to the slow rate with with the bunnies reproduce; unlike their land-dwelling namesakes, sea bunnies only lay one egg every few years. No one is sure how long they live as adults.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin