Boris really has his appetite now! Whew am I glad!
He finished his breakfast already.
I wasn’t sure if he was knocking his dry food out with his tail until I discovered the plate empty and no mess on his shelf.
Little Lady loved her dry food also. I had to order some from the UK because we could no longer get it here in Sweden. It’s a lovely Fruit and Flowers blend. It arrived after she had passed so it was just sitting there.
I’m so glad Boris likes it.
It has been nearly 3 weeks since Boris came to live at Gullringstorp. In all this time in spite of all the delicious plates of food offered to him, he has not eaten.
I’ve had several options: a warm bath
or a Calcium injection or Vitamin B injection.
I tried the warm bath with no results other than a lovely bonding experience with my new iguana.
Yesterday we took Boris to the vet. He had a full examination by a very competent herp vet. It’s great to know that our boy is in perfect health and condition. Boris was a great little patient as he was held and weighed and examined. I held him when needed, not thinking that he could bite me. He didn’t. He was great.
The vet decided that Boris was not in any kind of health danger because of his lack of appetite. He is still in the adjustment phase after his move to Gullringstorp. He gave Boris a Calcium injection not only to try and stimulate his appetite but to help him remain healthy while not eating. Calcium is very important in an iguana’s diet.
We were also given an assist feeding formula called Critical Care with all the nutritional needs for him. It will not only provide what he needs but may also assist in stimulating his desire to eat.
I was very pleased with our visit and feel that Boris could not have been in better hands.
He has a nice plate of food. I will wait and give him time to want to eat before giving the Critical Care.
Boris still hasn’t begun to eat properly which is normal when an iguana is relocated. A warm bath for at least half an hour can help stimulate appetite.
I had just returned from the stable and visiting my goats outside. Still in my winter stable gear, I thought this is a fine time to handle my new large make iguana. I figured if he tried to bite or whip his tail I would be safe. I put in leather gloves because have hundreds of sharp teeth and can give a pretty nasty bite. Boris was in the floor of his enclosure which made it easy to pick him up. He did not like the gloves at all so off they went.
I instinctively picked him up while talking to him and pulled him toward me as we walked through two rooms and upstairs to the bathroom.
Not a wiggle or tail whip, just a calm iguana that I slipped gently into a warm bath.
After Boris enjoyed his bath, he was wrapped up in a warm towel and taken for a bit of a stroll around the upstairs. He finally was returned to his nice warm home.
Our newest member of our Gullringstorp family, Boris is doing just fine.
He seems to be enjoying his new home. He watches the cats and our little Max through the plexy glass on his enclosure. He can be found on every shelf and resting area provided him. He has finally found his heated shelf and seems to enjoy it. He hasn’t started to eat yet but I offer him a nice bowl of delicious chopped veggies: kale, carrots, zucchini and apple. If the plate is untouched in the evening, it goes into the chicken’s bowl. He will soon start eating. He’s still adjusting.
I am so glad he is here with us at Gullringstorp!
We have Boris home with us at Gullringstorp !!!!
He has a lot to become adjusted to. Is say it will be sensory overload for a while. New enclosure, new sights and sounds and new family.
We will give Boris all the time he needs to feel at home at Gullringstorp.
Boris came from a very loving home but his owner was unable to spend the time needed with him. He wanted him to be in a home where he could get lots of consistent attention.
As we left, I have Boris’ dad a big hug. Even though he made this very responsible decision, I know it was difficult to say goodbye. I promised to keep him updated and send photos of Boris regularly.
Feels really good to finally have Boris here with us .
This is a first meal at Gullringstorp. Greens, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, chopped apples
These are items that we brought from his prior home: a humidifier, food dish , heating cord and a netting to climb up on and his bath tub to swim in and potty in. I hope his familiar items help Boris have a smooth transition to his new home.
Welcome to Gullringstorp Boris!
I had company as I did my morning chores in the stable.
Max and his rooster, Sylvester.
I’m so excited!
I follow and have for years, a most wonderful Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee USA. They rescue elephants from circuses. After decades of living in abusive situations, these elephants now live a life of peace and freedom and love. Many have been reunited after decades of separation.
Long story short, Max joined me when I went to pick up my book that was pre ordered 2 mos ago. It was written by the Elephant Sanctuary. It’s called “Last Chain on Billie” about one elephant’s life of confinement to freedom.
Max and I drove to the post office in the rain. It’s always fun to have my little buddy with me.
Today is a very hot and humid day. Our goats are doing just what you should on a day like this.
Our girls are a bit slower to understand that they have a new section of their enclosure. Our boys were not so timid when they first saw their extension. This is their 2nd year so they were ready when we opened it up this year.
Once our girls were in the new section, they were curious. Some even started to eat the tall delicious grasses. But when one lady was ready to go back to the familiar , they all ran.
They will soon discover that this new area is not only delicious but fun also with a hillside to climb up.
We met great new people: to our right were vendors who hailed from Peru and to our left was a vendor who hailed from Germany. We enjoyed great conversation, helped each other with making change when needed and anchoring down our tents. We shared food from Peru and fried herring with lovely toppings. We enjoyed the sights and sounds of our local market. there was something for everyone at the Bridge Day Market.
Li’l Sis was happy to introduce her Eco Friendly product with many new customers.
We met Louise, who we call Max’s first mommy. She is the breeder we bought Max from. She is the owner of Waffotis Kennels in Östergotland. Every time we met Louise, Max knows exactly who she is and they have a joyous reunion. It’s a pleasure to watch!
We were so happy to have our local youth band and marchers.
The only disappointment was not having our local neighbors visit our booth. We met only one neighbor and that was really nice. We had good wishes on FB but it would have been nice to see them. It did make me a bit sad.
Thank you everyone who wished Li’l Sis a great and successful day!
Thank you to all our new friends and Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap customers !