Showing posts from August, 2019

Draco's Eye Enucleation

Draco has suffered from chronic eye issues since his arrival. We'd been relentlessly treating corneal ulceration, reoccurring bacterial eye infections, and conjunctivitis. We've previously written about his eye issues in a blog post: Post introducing Draco and Damian   You can keep up with our residents on social media: Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter You can donate to us via Paypal and our Amazon Wishlist For all other inquiries, email us: Medicinal Intervention: Draco developed a bacterial eye infection and conjunctivitis again in his problematic right-eye. He was introduced to Isathal eye drops QID for a minimum of 2 weeks, and eye baths QID with boiled water to clean any discharge. Topical Isathal antibiotic eye drops resolved his bacterial eye infection, but he had ongoing symptoms that could be attributed to corneal ulceration. Given his lengthy medical history involving superficial corneal ulcers, we decided it was a

Meet the Resident Mice and Multimammates

Barry and Blake arrived here as two cohabiting male mice, they were already bickering by the time they arrived here, so we decided to separate them. We decided they'd be happier living amongst females. In the wild, male mice wouldn't usually share a territory - even with siblings once sexually mature. All mice, however, are social creatures. Again, in the wild, male mice would be living amongst females freely reproducing. In captivity, you'd soon be overrun with mice if you allowed them to breed freely.  In rare cases, you can house two male mice together, although, it's generally recommended that only experienced keepers do so and that they're prepared split both mice if fighting occurs.  Many keepers advise against housing male mice together. Although we'd researched mice nearly as much as other small animals, we hadn't owned mice in over a decade. We saw Barry and Blake as the perfect opportunity to expand and refine our practical mice exp

Alisaie's Congestive Heart Failure - Full Write-Up

Alisaie had a lot of health complications since she arrived here with us, so much so, she ended up being given sanctuary-status. She came into our care as a family friend could no longer care for their hamster due to unforesee n circumstances. We were happy to take Alisaie on. You can follow our residents on social media: Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter . You can also donate to us via Paypal  or via our Amazon Wishlist . For any other inquiries, please don't hesitate to email us: Health Complications: Primary Incisor Overgrowth: When Alisaie arrived, we noticed she was quite slim and appeared to be unable to fully close her mouth. When giving her a thorough health check, we discovered her incisors were overgrown.  Dental diseases aren't uncommon in pet rodents as they have  hypselodont incisors and molars in both their upper and lower jaws - their teeth are constantly growing and require continuous  effective wearing. In fact, you