IMG_1130a Mikayla

Getting To Know Them Better

Mikayla is a lovely young adolescent female who is a bit reserved and seems to enjoy her “alone time”.

She was born at a breeding compound in Missouri where a number of our other sanctuary residents originated from before they were sold by the breeder to entertainment or as private pets. (Mikayla’s mother was Gaby and her father was Tonka. So, she is a half-sister to Natsu, Connor, Candy, and Crystal on her mother’s side… and half-sister to Kerry, Bentley, and Chloe on her father’s side.)

Mikayla is very creative and likes to shred blankets or sheets and then wear them all day like a scarf or around her shoulders like a shawl. She enjoys quietly looking at pictures in magazines and frequent naps with her closest friend (and sister) Chloe. However, she can also be very active and loves to play tug-of-war and brachiate across the top of her tall outdoor habitat.

Mikayla loves any dried fruit like apricots, prunes, or dates …but fresh tomatoes are her favorite!

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