A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
Ever wonder what its like to share your world with a bunch of crazy critters? Tune in to find out!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Stories of the Day

I am here to say that this has been the longest short week in the history of mankind.  Let's review the critter stories of the day:

Emma had her walk this morning.  She was actually quite well behaved today - only minimal scratching on the carpet and minimal barking.  She's a good girl and I hate that this weekend will bring her stress and discomfort.

Kitties - not much to report on the kitties today.  Zoey had some outside time but it was short lived because it was just too darn hot.

Fishies - they are well - nipped fins are healing and SteveIrwin seems less intent on bullying the others.  They seem active and healthy for which I am grateful.  Today's water conditions were a tiny bit high on the nitrates and the ammonia - very minimal but I did a quick vacuum and water change just to be on the safe side.

Ferrets -   Clooney is recovering quite nicely.  He has had lots of great rest over the last few days.  I know he is a bit bored and wanting to be free but I think keeping him quiet has been good for him.  Tomorrow we go to the vet to have a quick follow up to make sure everything is in order before we return him to his fully active days (and nights).  His appetite is great and his breathing is back in normal ranges for a ferret.

We got a new laundry hamper and the baby ferrets are obsessed with it.  Its woven - kind of like wicker - and they can climb it which they love.  The lids have openings for handles which the ferrets fit through.  They love to drop down into the hamper and play.  Only Theo is tall enough to get himself out again - we have had a few ferret rescues this afternoon.

The hamper is next to the dresser so they can climb right up.  Everyone has investigated but not been that interested...except Theo - who decided it was important to steal 8 Solo cups from next to the water machine - crazy boy.

All in all - a good critter day.  Fingers crossed we get the all clear for Clooney tomorrow....

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