Bill is now snuggled down in his hammock. I think he wants the world to go away. Lots of meds and he did not eat anything at the vet. I am thinking about keeping him seperate tomorrow just so I can monitor his food, water, and poops while I'm at work. That might give me a good base work on in the evening.
All the other three came charging out of their kennel tonight and were wrestling for a good half hour straight!!! Then they eat, then they sleep.. LOL ahhhhh ferrets
Oh, incisor is one of the small front teeth, not the canine.
😂 oh my, I am definitely not a dentist. Welllll, in case that ever comes up, now you know, yeah? Keeping him separate to monitor is a great idea❤ can't be too careful some times! 😂😂😂😂😂 I love watching them all run at once in one direction, it makes me laugh so hard. Even better if I can get them to all bounce along the way. Do any of yours try to freak you out by bolting at you the last few feet, then swerving away at the last minute?
Post by kattadragon on Jan 5, 2017 11:07:16 GMT -5
I separated Bill out today so I can monitor how he is doing. I spoon fed a mid thick soup to him this morning, he ate maybe 3/4 tbsp. Then he played a bit and slunk off back to his hammock. * I put about 1.5 ounces of soup in a dish for him to graze on today.*
The other three are eating the chunks of heart, but not much enthusiasm over the chunks of thigh, but they have decided the new ground turkey it okay. I will stop by the store and get more heart today. I will make an extended effort to hand feed the chunks of thigh tonight.
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Post by kattadragon on Jan 6, 2017 10:57:08 GMT -5
Good news, Bill is now eating on his own again. He has not lost any weight. I kenneled him alone again today, and I think he will eat and sleep and poop!!! I know, little things right... Anyway, I did not get a chance to do the chunks last night, but when I went in to do breakfast this morning, all the dinner (standard soup, no chunks) was eaten. I will probably try the chunks on Sunday.
Post by kattadragon on Jan 6, 2017 17:38:25 GMT -5
BWAHAHA!! I have an idea. I will use a cheese shredder to make small slivers for them to eat! I also asked the vet if I should be brushing Bill's teeth while the removals are healing, my instinct is to say no, but I thought I should ask them.
Post by kattadragon on Jan 8, 2017 18:04:35 GMT -5
I am just trying to figure out how to get them to move beyond the soup. It seems to be fairly hit or mis, heavy on the mis. I think maybe I am making the pieces too big, so I will try the cheese grader tonight.
Since Bill just had two teeth removed I am not sure if I should offer him chunks with everyone else.
Next week I will have to get up extra early, so I will have time to work with them in the morning, along with a lot of coffee.
I always recommend starting off with pinky finger nail sized pieces and sneaking them in via small amounts. If they continue to snub the pieces, scruff and pop one in their mouths, then let them go. There are plenty of tricks to try, so if that doesn't work, there's always something new to try. I might just leave Bill alone for now, he can catch up later (hopefully it will be monkey see, monkey do at that point) Keep at it! You've already got them on the soup, so you are doing fantastic! Getting them on the soup is the biggest step.
Post by kattadragon on Jan 9, 2017 14:41:05 GMT -5
The cheese grader was an epic fail!! So I chopped up the thigh, put it in a bowl and gave it to them. Reaction was: Jack at it!!! Bill tried to eat it!!! Tiny and Jezzy looked at it, looked at me, and blinked, ahh... Moved on to hold and offer, Jezzy took the meat and I think she ate it once inside her tunnel, I will have to look to make sure. Tiny flat refused, go figure first to soup, last to chunks.