Mandy, weigh could be an issue of not getting enough nutrition. So that could explain why he doesn't weigh enough. Maybe see if he will eat hay and pellets on his own, drink from a water bottle. If he does, maybe contact a breeder, or even a rescue on here (Andrea or Crysta) to see if removing him and supplementing to get weigh up would be best.
all this is just wonderful they look like they know they just hit the jackpot!!
As far as the rest of the animals etc It doesnt sound nearly as bad as the 100;s of people I hear from the rescues I work with ...and their stories
but certainly worth keeping an eye out and so glad your mom is keeping on this.
You know I teach music at my home on Mondays and one of the new students couldnt wait to meet the animals they have seen on youtube, and have heard me talk about.
Usually Sundays I replace all the fleece, steam clean... vacuum completely etc but I hadnt
and when she walked in...the place was a mess GP poo everywhere, the food strewn around, ...just messy as heck and I began to think what if someone had just walked in here? would they think I was negligent?
sometimes what we see isnt the whole or real truth...just the moment
although of course after seeing the wire bottom cage, rusted, with that oily young chinnie in it...there was no question we needed a call to action
thanks again for putting your heart and time into helping these new friends
Post by CNF Rescue on Sept 25, 2012 15:18:21 GMT -5
I hope my scale is giving the correct weights. I only say this because last time I checked (which has been a while, I must admit) none of my chinchillas weighed 600+ grams. The lowest one is Mozart at 590 grams?? geez. Rafi amazes me. Over 600 grams but looks so small. He's packing some serious body there I guess.
If this is so.. Kali (new female) weighs 668 grams..which I don't see with her appearing to be thin. She doesn't look big at all. Hopefully I can get this stupid scale checked..it really doesn't make sense.
Anyway. I couldn't even try to get Erebus out. (Baby) It's going to be long evenings sitting by the cage and talking. I'm not going to open the cages (other than to feed/clean) or try to touch either one until I feel they trust me enough.
I may not have the most soothing voice, but uh.. we can figure something out. Maybe some soft instrumental music down there..you think?
The bunnies are being B-A-D and not helping at all. They've gotten out the cage 4 times today and I've had to get them back in (lots of noise and moving around) Finally got them in a more secure (not c&c) cage so they'll cut it out already.
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Post by CNF Rescue on Oct 25, 2012 11:22:15 GMT -5
The baby boy found a home. I'm currently waiting for the new owner to get here - should e here within the next 30-45 minutes. He will be living an awesome life base on what I've been told -- and he's going to have an older brother! The new owner has joined the forum (I believe I've seen you - tuepelosmom - post. ) So hopefully we can get more updates on how the little guy settles in. It is understood that he is shy and will need some work to come out of his shell. Hopefully his new brother (tupelo) helps..I hear he knows he will be getting a new little brother and is very excited!
I let baby sniff his momma through the cage bars before I brought him upstairs. It was sad, but I told her he was going to a good home. (:
The 3 foster rabbits are also going back to the shelter today now that they've adopted out so many animals that they have room Im sure the spoiledness will show when I walk in there with their special feed, hay cubes, toys, etc..lol! And then everytime someone passes te cage and they run to the side and push their noses through the bars begging to come out. They're going to wonder what I did..haha
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Post by CNF Rescue on Oct 26, 2012 13:13:33 GMT -5
Thanks for the tip, chinnymom! I'll do that then.
Im waiting for an update on the little guy so we can hear how he settled in. When I brought the rabbits back a few volunteers were sitting nearby as I brought in their toys and such. One woman said "Rabbits have toys? They play with toys?" and the woman sitting next to her goes "only Mandy's rabbits have toys."
Ahaha It was just some palm shreds, some colorful wood sticks with cubes on the ends (looks like tiny weights), some chain with the small cardboard tube pieces on it that hooks to the cage wall, some flavor (apple/willow) sticks for chewing, and the hay cubes to keep them busy. Even the rabbit next to them got a chew toy.. I would've brought more in if I would've known there was a new rabbit..
Post by CNF Rescue on Oct 29, 2012 18:40:28 GMT -5
I hear he's doing well too. He has already met his older brother and both are very accepting of each other. (The other chinchilla just had a vet check-up and clean bill of health as his brother died a few weeks earlier and the woman wanted to make sure he was healthy)
So while Baby may be going back to the vet soon, I am wondering if I should bring Kali along for an X-ray. She seems a bloated, and maybe it was just the scare of not knowing how long the previous owners kept the male in for that's in the back of my head..but I think I want to be 110% sure no kits are on the way. She's been peeing a ton and eating/drinking more than usual..sort of the same stuff Little Momma did. If not, then I'd like the vet to tell me if she's bloated for any other reason. He can do X-rays while awake so it should be alright. Looking at the date the baby was weaned, we'd be nearly half way through so it would make sense. Maybe I should or shouldn't? What do you all think? This would just be for peace of mind. I've decided not to let her go to a new home until after the holidays (and in January sometime) and have started noticing this. She's also put in a bit of weight, but I suspect it's from better feed.
We have an appt for 9:30am tomorrow and so she's going to tag along and we will talk to the vet then. I'm just going to tell him my concerns..and if he thinks theres any bloat or firmness and its not just me being paranoid, let him determine if I should get an X-ray done. I just hope she doesnt bite him. Lol she pushes my hands away of I touch her tummy. I'll put her in the easy to break down carrier and bring some Cheerios along.
It's just not squishy like the other chins' tums are.
So we're back. Baby is doing alright. Her eye still drains, but he says it's Not something that's going to just go away. If it turns into more infection down the road then he said we should consider the sewing, but for right now let's just play it by ear.
Kali he didn't want to do an X-ray on. He said a young male is unlikely to be able to, but we never know. He said if he took an X-ray we may not be able to see them as the skeleton is still forming and what not. He felt her tummy an said she looked healthy, so I'll just keep an eye on her. If anything, we'd be on day 50.