When Danica first met Marponi, he was already an adult. Danica had been feeding and caring for him for quite some time. After that, he disappeared and was found again two years later, terribly skinny and very sick. He literally couldn’t stand on his feet; he was badly afflicted with calicivirus. He had been under treatment for about a year and his condition improved a lot, but then he took a turn for the worse and started suffering, so he had to be put down. He had always been lovable and cuddly, he allowed handling and was very tolerant and friendly.