We received the results for Louie, the sun conure's untimely death and they have proved inconclusive. The advances in avian veterinary medicine has been rapidly improving, however it is very common that illnesses remain a mystery. We are sad that we don't have the answers we were waiting for but there is nothing to be done about that now. We will continue to monitor the health and well-being of the rest of the bird residents very closely for any signs of illness of unusual behavior. Since birds are very good at hiding illness one of the best ways to monitor their health is to weigh them regularly, once or twice a week is best. So far everyone seems healthy and happy.
Dusty, the chinchilla, has been battling an illness for the last few weeks. After several visits to the vet and a round of several different medications, he seems to be on the mend! He continues to gain weight every day and is very active. He's even getting his old personality back... he can be quite feisty at times.
Black Dalia, the Mexican Black Kingsnake, had ongoing medical issues for most of last year. We're very happy to say that she has completely recovered and is in perfect health and she has the appetite of an alligator!
Blueberry, the blue tongue skink, is still in Quarantine until she passes her second fecal exam to determine if she has successfully passed all the "bugs". She should be joining the rest of the reptiles in a few weeks, pending a clean report.
Everyone else is doing great. Considering we have over 60 animal residents, we're happy and proud of the good health record. Animals can't tell us with words when they are feeling ill, we must rely on reading their behavior and taking daily notes for reference of any changes. It is our priority to ensure an excellent quality of life for all of our animals and we work continuously to ensure we keep our strict level of excellence. We also care a great deal about them and we worry sick whenever one of them isn't feeling well. We are so relieved that Dusty, the chinchilla, is recovering and everyone else is squeaking, squawking, humming, purring, or keeping respectfully silent, to their hearts content.