Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kelley's feeling better!

When they are real skinny and haven't had food for who knows how long, you should NOT automatically give them solid food because when they are dehydrated, they stop producing the important acids and enzymes that process the food and if presented with solid food, they will promptly fall over dead.

You have to slowly kick start their digestive system. We started with sub-q fluids yesterday, along with tube feeding "Carnivore Care". Got up during the night with him and switched to oral fluids and this morning skinned and cut up a nice rat for him. I won't offer casting material (rat fur) for a few days because I want to get weight on him and so he doesn't need to be wasting energy trying to process a casting.

Rats-a-roni! Yum! Yum!


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