Kweezoo

Home Planet: Gwigspur

Type: Light

Appearances: Book Two

about

The Kweezoo are the dominant species of the planet Gwigspur. They are quite technologically advanced, and are capable of light-speed space travel.

They are one of the few species in existence to have invented air-conditioning before the wheel.

biology

Kweezoos are warm-blooded, much like Earth mammals. They have four stumpy legs and two small, four-fingered hands with opposable thumbs.

 

A kweezoo's entire body is covered in long orange fur. They have thicker hairs on the tops of their heads that stick up like feathers, called a comb. They also have similar hairs on their lower backs, known as a tail brush.

While kweezoos are omnivorous, they are vegans, due to their advanced civilization, as well as a natural lack of a killer instinct.

Every kweezoo has a special bacteria living within them, called a kaylue. The kaylue helps digest food, maintains the kweezoo's body temperature and strenthens their immune system.

A kaylue colony is initally made up of a mixture of cell halves from the kaylues of a kweezoo's parents. These halves join together within the kweezoo before it is born.

Kweezoos are typically not monogamous, and stay with their immediate families, who collectively raise all children.

society

Kweezoos live in colonies spread all over their home planet. The populations of these colonies can vary, from larger ones consisting of fifteen to twenty million members, to some as small as five-hundred-thousand. In remote areas, there may also be occasional micro-colonies formed.

A colony consists of two leaders, a male and a female. They are usually twin siblings, and each may choose a reserve to take their place if ever required. Being a reserve has no influence on an individual's earned rank, and they can be replaced if they aren't up to the task. The leaders of all registered colonies are of equal rank to each other, and are governed by a council, of which they are all members.

Kweezoo's are all born with the same rank, regardless of that of their parents, and anything higher must be eared by the individual. The children of colony leaders are the only exceptions, as their parents are able to train them from birth. Royal kweezoos can be easily spotted by their bright green eyes, as opposed to the usual grey.

If a leader does not fulfill their responsibilities, or the majority of a colony does not wish to be led by them, they will be replaced by the council. A kweezoo can easily switch colonies if they wish to.

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