Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday Morning Relief
Piglet was up bright and early this morning asking for cookies. Yesterday that was the first indication he wasn't feeling well - he didn't ask for any cookies at all. I put him back on pellets today but only half his regular amount. I will let that set for a bit and then give him some more mid day - I don't want to introduce too fast as he did not have anything but fruit and baby food yesterday. He is active, grazing and seemingly happy this morning. I am so glad he is feeling better!
As for mommy bird Lauren - I have no idea where she was last night. I watched for her on the security camera we have on the porch until 12:30 and never saw her. I woke up at 4 am - still no mommy. Thankfully at about 7:30 this morning she hopped down the walk and got in her nest to feed the little ones. I am so relieved. I thought for sure I was going to have to call the wildlife rehabber this morning and take the babies in to be cared for. I have seen her twice more this morning - she is actively going for food and bringing it back to the babies! We did a project in the front yard yesterday that involved hammering and drilling - I am wondering if it upset her and that is why she was absent for so long? I am going to try to steer clear of the front area today - I will go in and out the garage so she can get comfortable again. I did water the plant they live in this morning - I want it to stay green and full to help conceal the nest. Don't worry - I will have the camera app on my phone on all day keeping an eye out.
Being a zookeeper is a hard and worrisome job some days - but it's so worth it.
I am off to feed kitties and ferrets, give the kitties their meds and clean up critter land. Have a great Monday!