So there's been several threads lately on names for hedgies, but I've also noticed an interesting trend on animal boards. We, as humans, love to not call things by their real names.
Hedgehog-hedgie, hog, cactus mouse, spike rat, potato
Ferret-cat snake, stinks
Axiotl-waterpig, water dog,
Beardies, gecks, babbers, sugies...the list goes on.
What are some really funny animal species nicknames you have come across?