Still going on with the probiotic and vitamin C. His weight is 2 pounds, 2 and a half ounces this morning. About half an ounce less than his weight at the vet which was taken in the afternoon. His weight is staying between 2 lbs, 4 ounces and 2 pounds, 2 ounces.
Maybe he is getting enough food since his weight hasn't drastically changed. He's always been noticeably smaller than Mr. Bubbles and a lot less aggressive. He is very resistant and he is a very curious little guy, which might explain why he and Mr. Bubbles can't share a habitat.
- Supporter in 2019
I'm sorry that Scruffy continues to be a reluctant eater.
I've been paying closer attention today and I noticed that he is eating hay. It's hard to tell from looking at the piles of it exactly how much he's eating and how much he's spreading around and stomping into the bedding. Judging by the fact that he's not really losing weight, he is eating enough to sustain himself and there's plenty of droppings of various size. I know he's drinking plenty based on his urine output. His pre infection weight was closer to 3 lbs, so I kinda expected him to get back to that but he isn't getting over the 2 and a half pound mark. He's pretty energetic too. Maybe I'm worrying too much.
- Supporter in 2019
Again, slow steady progress is good. From the sound of it, you're doing everything right.
I continue to be amazed at how resilient he is. Mr. Bubbles encourages him too because even though they are in separate enclosures, they always eat together, they touch noses and they squeak and purr to each other. Their cages are butted together so they can interact and they do that a lot. Such a sweet pair of little guys. I'm lucky to have them.
A quick warning to you to be outside with them at all times. There is no shade they can move into if it gets hot (spring days can have searing heat and actually kill animals left in the sun) and no water. When you are out there with them, you can monitor them closely and act if there are any problems.
There are stray cats running around and the occasional dog that gets loose from the park across the street and runs over. If they come near, I chase them off or pick the little guys up. There's a pair of hawks in the desert about half a mile behind my house, but I don't sweat them too much because there's also a cow pasture there with plenty of golphers and other rodents over there to keep them well fed. They don't fly over the house very often.