Yes, yes! I know they all have claws and teeth, but they LOOK cuddly.
Don't you feel the urge to pick up this Patagonian cavy and give him a big hug?
In the case of the wallabies, they have a bit of a kick too!
But these are the guys I really love.
I did have the privilege of cuddling a meerkat once. When Mark was in year 10 (age 14/15), I took him to the Derbyshire Skills festival; a kind of gathering of careers exhibitors. One group of exhibitors was called Tropical Inc. They are based in Birmingham but travel to do animal habitat educational shows and workshops around the country. They had quite a number of insects, a couple of albino hedgehogs, two beautiful blue and yellow macaws, plus a meerkat. After quite a while of chatting, I got the opportunity to hold the meerkat.
She snuggled along my jacket and sniffed around my ear, searching for food.
I don't think she found any!