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They have extremely close family bonds and will even remain with their family group until death if they can manage it. If they can't it's examples like finding their life long mates, overpopulation, and scarce food. 
 
  
- They have wings but rarely use them. The only instances when they use them is migration flying, looking larger than their predators, and making a fast escape.
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Swunny are creatures most akin to a cross between a swan and a rabbit and are native to Clo. They're known for having beautiful plumage and fur alike, as well as for having difficult temperaments both in the wilds and as domestic pets.
  
- They spend almost 70% of their lives in or on the water.
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== Physical Characteristics ==
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All Swunny tend to have the following physical characteristics:
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-Long, swan-like necks
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-Webbed lapine-like paws with soft pads on the soles of the feet that secrete an oily, aquaphobic substance
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-Functioning wings
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-Beaks with small razor teeth, used for both gripping and fighting
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-Sharp eyes with acute vision
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-Lapine-like ears which clamp down against the head while submerged in water to seal out moisture and which provide acute hearing
  
- They nest on land but always near a body of fresh or salt water.
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Adolescents are born without their species distinctive colors and patterns; instead, their fluff is in one of five colors - White, Grey, Black, Brown, or Cream. Additionally, their wings are not yet fully developed, and their necks are substantially shorter proportional to their bodies than an adult's neck. Secondary colors and characteristics will appear as the chick molts, and will tend to follow the same patterning as their parents.
 
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- Partner for life. Homosexual couples happen often enough to be noted. They will even steal other swunny chicks.
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- They do have small razor like teeth to keep things from slipping out of their beaks. Their bite HURTS! They eat fish, insects, small mammals/reptiles/amphibians, and fresh greens like lettuce or spinach. Grasses and algae make up a large portion of their diet.
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- They live in family groups. Normally they are small, some where around 4-6 swunny per group. But they can grow to be very large groups, often these are difficult to manage and only happen during nesting seasons.
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- Swunny can live on their own or with only their partner. They do not require a group though it makes their lives easier if they stay with one.
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- Swunny are very aggressive to outside creatures. They are alright with each other, still moody at times. But with enough grooming and feeding together they learn to like each other. They will puff up and charge any trespassers near their territory.
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- Swunny will fight each other with claws, kicking, and biting. Often going for the ears, throat, and wings when landing damage.
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- Swunny can mate and produce young any time of the year. They normally wait once a year to produce young in the safety of warm weather, plentiful food, and other large groups of swunny to protect themselves and their young. Swunny will occasionally continue to mate and produce young outside of nesting season - it's normally very dangerous and the eggs don't make it through the weather or the chicks don't make it to adulthood.
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- Nests usually have 3-6 eggs.
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- All baby swunny usually look the same. Ranging from blacks, grays, browns, and even rarely creams/whites. They will not get their markings until they molt and shed their young baby fur and feathers. Then the markings and colors will show.
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- Swunny are very vocal. Humming, kicking/padding feet, chirps and bleats. They can almost sound like a puppy at times. Swunny can even purr.
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- Swunny can see VERY well. Their hearing and vision is top notch which helps them be very successful at avoiding trouble even when alone.
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- Swunny can be kept as a personal pet but please be careful. These are still large animals and extremely territorial. So if you have cats, dogs, other animals in your household it is not recommended to share with a Swunny. They are the only spoiled animal of the house.
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|name = Swunny
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|header1 = ''( A Closed Species )''
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[http://clo-critters.deviantart.com/journal/Clo-Trading-Post-486873845 Trade Center]
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[[Swunny Master List]]
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[[Terms of Use]]
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Summary goes here.
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== Physical Characteristics ==
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== Habitat ==
 
== Habitat ==
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Swunny prefer large open areas near large bodies of waters, tending to favor prairies or tundras near lakes, rivers, or oceans. Despite nesting on dry land, this species will spend upwards of 70% of its life in or on the water.
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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Swunny migrate with the seasons, heading south for the cooler months and north for the warmer months.
  
 
== Diet ==
 
== Diet ==
 
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Swunny diets consist largely of algae and grasses, supplemented by fish, insects, and small animals as well as fresh greens when available. Young swunny are fed by their parents via regurgitation for the first few months of life.
 
== Behavior and Interaction ==
 
== Behavior and Interaction ==
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Swunny are highly aggressive and intensely territorial, often violently driving out those they consider intruders upon their domain. They routinely fight amongst themselves using their wings, feet, and teeth to kick, batter, and bite each other into submission. Swunny in combat will tend to aim for wings, ears, and throats. Socializing usually consists of grooming one another as well as themselves, especially during mating season when adult Swunny are most focused on courting and impressing other members of their own species.
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Swunny are intensely vocal, and along with their natural sounds of humming, chirps, and bleats, are known to beat their feet against other surfaces and to imitate noises made by other species such as cats and dogs.
  
 
=== Family Flocks ===
 
=== Family Flocks ===
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Swunny mate for life, and tend to prefer small family units of 4-6 members. However, during nesting seasons, groups of Swunny swell in numbers to better provide for and protect the newborn chicks, sometimes growing to unmanageable sizes. Additionally, Swunny will only pair off when they are ready to mate and rear a family.
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While heterosexual pairs are the norm, it's far from uncommon for same-sex pairings to exist. Pairings consisting of two females in this case will entertain a male long enough to be impregnated before violently driving the male away to raise the clutch among themselves, while pairings consisting of two males are known to poach eggs from other nests to hatch and raise as their own.
  
 
=== Reproduction ===
 
=== Reproduction ===
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While they are capable of breeding at any time once reaching sexual maturity, Swunny will rarely mate or reproduce outside of the warm months. Eggs laid outside of the normal season rarely make it to hatching, and of those who do hatch, fewer still will reach adulthood. Clutches average between three and six eggs, and Swunny will actively protect and nurture these clutches through hatching and on to adulthood.
  
 
== Taming and Care ==
 
== Taming and Care ==
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While Swunny can be domesticated, they have a shaky relationship with humans at best and tend to be highly aggressive and territorial even when domesticated. As such, they are recommended to be solitary pets as they will adopt their owners as their 'family unit' and will actively attack and try to drive out those outside said unit. They are also not recommended for urban areas, doing best on farms and ranches alongside other domestic livestock.
  
 
== As Adoptables ==
 
== As Adoptables ==

Latest revision as of 21:19, 12 February 2021

Swunny are creatures most akin to a cross between a swan and a rabbit and are native to Clo. They're known for having beautiful plumage and fur alike, as well as for having difficult temperaments both in the wilds and as domestic pets.

Physical Characteristics

All Swunny tend to have the following physical characteristics: -Long, swan-like necks -Webbed lapine-like paws with soft pads on the soles of the feet that secrete an oily, aquaphobic substance -Functioning wings -Beaks with small razor teeth, used for both gripping and fighting -Sharp eyes with acute vision -Lapine-like ears which clamp down against the head while submerged in water to seal out moisture and which provide acute hearing

Adolescents are born without their species distinctive colors and patterns; instead, their fluff is in one of five colors - White, Grey, Black, Brown, or Cream. Additionally, their wings are not yet fully developed, and their necks are substantially shorter proportional to their bodies than an adult's neck. Secondary colors and characteristics will appear as the chick molts, and will tend to follow the same patterning as their parents.

Habitat

Swunny prefer large open areas near large bodies of waters, tending to favor prairies or tundras near lakes, rivers, or oceans. Despite nesting on dry land, this species will spend upwards of 70% of its life in or on the water.

Migration

Swunny migrate with the seasons, heading south for the cooler months and north for the warmer months.

Diet

Swunny diets consist largely of algae and grasses, supplemented by fish, insects, and small animals as well as fresh greens when available. Young swunny are fed by their parents via regurgitation for the first few months of life.

Behavior and Interaction

Swunny are highly aggressive and intensely territorial, often violently driving out those they consider intruders upon their domain. They routinely fight amongst themselves using their wings, feet, and teeth to kick, batter, and bite each other into submission. Swunny in combat will tend to aim for wings, ears, and throats. Socializing usually consists of grooming one another as well as themselves, especially during mating season when adult Swunny are most focused on courting and impressing other members of their own species. Swunny are intensely vocal, and along with their natural sounds of humming, chirps, and bleats, are known to beat their feet against other surfaces and to imitate noises made by other species such as cats and dogs.

Family Flocks

Swunny mate for life, and tend to prefer small family units of 4-6 members. However, during nesting seasons, groups of Swunny swell in numbers to better provide for and protect the newborn chicks, sometimes growing to unmanageable sizes. Additionally, Swunny will only pair off when they are ready to mate and rear a family. While heterosexual pairs are the norm, it's far from uncommon for same-sex pairings to exist. Pairings consisting of two females in this case will entertain a male long enough to be impregnated before violently driving the male away to raise the clutch among themselves, while pairings consisting of two males are known to poach eggs from other nests to hatch and raise as their own.

Reproduction

While they are capable of breeding at any time once reaching sexual maturity, Swunny will rarely mate or reproduce outside of the warm months. Eggs laid outside of the normal season rarely make it to hatching, and of those who do hatch, fewer still will reach adulthood. Clutches average between three and six eggs, and Swunny will actively protect and nurture these clutches through hatching and on to adulthood.

Taming and Care

While Swunny can be domesticated, they have a shaky relationship with humans at best and tend to be highly aggressive and territorial even when domesticated. As such, they are recommended to be solitary pets as they will adopt their owners as their 'family unit' and will actively attack and try to drive out those outside said unit. They are also not recommended for urban areas, doing best on farms and ranches alongside other domestic livestock.

As Adoptables