Den (dewhitton) wrote,

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Here's a statement you probably won't hear every day: Echidna spit is really, really slimy.

Rexie ate 86 grams of solid food today. There would have been more but Rexie stuck both front feet into the mush and went "Feet in something! Must dig!" and half her food ended up on the mat. I scooped it up and thought I'd put a blockage across the opening of the dish, so I grabbed the top and let Rexie stick her nose through the gap to lick up the food.

After 10 minutes of this she put both her front feet on my hand and pushed in. Isn't that cute, I thought.

Rexie thought: "Something in the way! Must dig!" and bloody near dislocated my little finger.


It took an hour but she slurped down 86 grams. She was still licking the dish clean when I put her away, but puggles will eat them selves to death, literally. We'll have a go at 100 grams in 2 days, and maybe she'll start to put on weight.

Must rush. A lady called about an echidna in her garden.

Later: he has a bad tick infestation. I've just applied a solution of pyrhethrum-based tick&flea shampoo, and will let him go tomorrow.

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