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!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The State of the Business

Look at these adorable black footed ferrets from the National Zoo
My little group of ferrets (commonly referred to as a business) are doing great!  They seem to have adjusted to the new routine we have since the piglet joined the family.

Theo is still a bit wild around the pig but its getting better.  He is less interested in Winston and it takes longer for him to get wound up and start biting than it used to.  Theo continues to be my super affectionate and ornery boy.  He is playful and active and seems to be doing just great healthwise.

Finn is really doing well when it comes to interfacing with Winston - we are up to a couple of hours at a time and in some cases Finn just losing interest and going back upstairs.  He continues to be my Dr ferret - checking out the humans and the other critters each day for ailments.  He too is active and healthy and doing just great!

Madison my kissy girl is fantastic...she is such a joyful little critter - always happy and full of sweetness and goodness.  She is a very go with the flow ferret and seems quite content with whatever comes her way.  He health seems great - she is overdue for a checkup as she was MIA when I took the ferrets in August....I need to get her scheduled soon.

Violet is doing great too - she is spending lots of time with her ferret siblings which she loves.  She is also hanging with her humans more than she used to which we love!!  Miss V is bright and active and doing just great!

Both of the girls do well with the piglet - they keep him in line by biting him on the jowls but they don't bite him hard enough to make Winston cry - just to make him stop doing what annoys them.  I wouldn't want to leave them unattended but I am much less worried about them interacting then I am with the boys.

All in all the business is doing amazingly well - for that I am so thankful!

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