Flipper has been trying to get the ACT this week. Every time they go into the enclosure, he pulls his head back into his body and starts hissing at them. Yulelog had some frozen conger eel which he really enjoyed; he has also been rolling off the side of the pool after feeding and been receiving a round of applause from our visitors.
Pepper is still off her food, so she is not receiving her arthritis treatment, the ACT are having to administer her medication another way. Rocky has been extra hungry this week, so he has been treated to some squid which he really enjoys, but not as much as conger eel!
Carus has been given some extra conger eel this week, and his big feed ball, he has also been chasing those pesky sea gulls off his rock.
Mika’s training has been slow over the summer due to the fact that she is easily distracted, and the large number of visitors at the Sanctuary has been much more interesting to her than training, so we are now doing some more training with her. Chaff is doing really well in training and will now respond to hand signals rather then vocal commands. Tamara is teaching him to move backwards.
Bamboo had a fit this week and has been diagnosed as having epilepsy which he is now being treated for and will be monitored closely. After Bamboo had had his fit, we separated them both to keep an eye on him. When we reunited the two, Thai was all over Bamboo, so we know she does really care about him.
After saving a field for the ponies this week, they were let into it with its lush green grass. Now the ponies are waiting by the gate every morning and run into the field to start eating.
The goats have been giving some brambles this week, and have been upset by the strong winds and having to shelter from them.
After last week Reef has forgiven the ACT in trying to catch him and give him his flea treatment, unfortunately the ACT have not forgotten he needs it.