Showing posts from August, 2020

Homer (The Stray Ferret)

An albino hob was handed into Wright and Mortem vets after being found as a stray by police in Congleton. Wright and Mortem vets agreed to sign Homer over to us so we could appeal for his owner. Upon his arrival, we could see Homer had a parasitic infection. He was treated with topical antiparasitic agents which really improved his skin condition. Appealing for Owner: We appealed for 7 days to find Homer's owner before he became owned by the charity. Sadly, Homer's owner was never found and nobody claimed him. So, we decided to go on a quest to find an adopter. We actually didn't have to look very far, as our trustee, Jodie, fell in love with him and decided to adopt Homer. Homer's New Life: Homer now lives his best life in a custom-built ferret enclosure. Unfortunately, Homer did develop signs of adrenal disease. He's since had a Suprelorin implant which seems to be helping Homer a lot. He also had a vaccine against Distemper. Homer also has a girlfriend now called

Evelyn and Her Battle with Cancer

Adoption: We adopted Evelyn with 4 friends - Enid, Ethel, Mavis, and Doris. We hadn't owned house mice in a long time, and we could see how much their care, medicine, and husbandry had changed over the last 20 years. So, we thought we'd adopt some house mice to live at our home facilities so we could get some up to date experience with them. The Mischief: Back when we had house mice in the late '90s, to our knowledge, it was more or less unheard of to perform an orchiectomy on male mice.  We decided to neuter one of the male house mice to join the mischief of females. So, Evelyn and her mischief later made friends with Barry. The other male mouse went on to live with multimammates (we will do a post about him one day). Around about this time, a lone female house mice who'd been living with hamsters (don't recommend doing that) arrived at Hamster Haven. Vicky and I agreed to bond the lone mouse - then called Evie - to our mischief as well. In fact, as Notts Nibblers