A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pen - itentiary

Winston really hates being in his pen that we have set up for him in our bedroom.  The only time he is in there is during the late evenings and overnight.  He is so strong that he can easily move the pen which makes a ton of noise....usually really early in the morning.  The main reason we put him in there is to keep him separated from the ferrets.

Since we went on our weekend trip he has been much more interested in staying downstairs so I think we will try changing up our routine a bit.

Current routine looks something like this:

Piggy wake up between 3 - 6 am
Downstairs with pig - ferrets upstairs
Pig downstairs all day - upstairs around 5
Ferrets downstairs around 5 with free run until the morning
Rinse and repeat

I think we till change it up a bit to something like this:
Before we go to bed - ferrets upstairs and piglet downstairs
Piggy downstairs for the night - I will move his bed I think
Piggy downstairs for the day until around 3
Pig upstairs and ferrets downstairs from around 3 - 10 or so which should give them ample time to run off some energy and play

Last night we sort of did this - I let him downstairs around midnight.  Once I got to sleep it was nice to sleep straight through until the morning until the alarm.  We will see how it goes - would be great to get the pen out of our room and the ferrets seem quite content in there - even with free run of the house they spend all their time in there with us anyway.  We have the downstairs camera set up so I can look in on them when I have to be in the office - I may set up the other two so we can check on Winston during the night without having to get up - ahhhhh - technology!

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