Si­nosauropteryx

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The first known feath­ered di­nosaur, dis­cov­ered in 1996. Has fluffy ginger plumage and en­joys scratches and strokes. Likes to chase toys in lieu of fast-mov­ing prey.

SIZE: A me­tre in length, in­clud­ing the long tail. But it’s very dainty, weigh­ing just 0.5kg.

PROS: Loves to snug­gle. Has fetch­ing ginger-and-white tail stripes.

CONS: Can be neu­rotic and rest­less, and re­quires fre­quent ex­er­cise.

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