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!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

General Updates

Things at the zoo are pretty status quo:

Emma - her mouth is improving - gums are still swollen but no longer bleeding - the antibiotics are doing their thing.  She seems to be feeling well - she is quite active and happy.

Winston is doing just great.  He got a new bed - I ordered a baby crib mattress for his closet.  I was afraid that as the weather got colder - him sleeping on the tile would be too chilly.  He uses it some of the time and some of the time he sleeps next to it - on the cold tile - silly pig.  At least he has the option.


The kitties seem to be doing very well.  Everyone seems to be in good health and they seem pretty content. We are going through hairball season right now - I think their coats are thickening up for winter and they have been leaving me several lovely surprises.


The ferrets are doing very well.  Health status seems good.  They are active and interactive and always happy to have me visit their area.  We did a bit of reconfiguring of the critter area.  Used to be that the kitty boxes, food and water were all in the back bathroom.  Wow - want to talk about a disaster area??  UGH. So we moved the kitty food to the critter room closet along with the ferret food bowl.  We moved the water station to the other bathroom so it stays clean with no food or litter to find it's way in there.  Now the back bath is dedicated to litter boxes and that is it - hopefully it will make it a bit less of a mess.


Little Miss is holding her own.  Yesterday was a pretty good day - quite active, wrestling with Fiona, eating pretty well and investigating a bag on the bedroom floor - this morning has been a little bit rough - her tummy is not feeling good.  I did get her meds and some food in there which is sure to make her feel better.  I decided since she was not feeling great that she didn't need to be rough housing with the other ferrets so she is curled up sleeping in our bed.  I will try to feed her again a bit later in the morning and will keep an eye on how she does.  Hoping this is just a temporary blip on the radar.

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