So most of my posts have been sentimental and really descriptive, but this time I'm going to just write about some of the experiences I’ve been having. Hope you enjoy!
After joining the vet team I've had some once in a lifetime experiences.
The first one I want to talk about is something I didn’t think I’d ever do, an autopsy! Granted it was on a toucan but I counted it. I took samples, and handed people tools, but it was one of the most interesting things I've ever done and would definitely do it again.
The second is WALKING A SLOTH. I got to walk a sloth named Mickey. He's one of the most loved, if not the most loved animal here so it was an honor for me to escort him. I basically let him hang on my chest while I walked him to the young trees by the compost. I let him climb as much as he wanted, without letting him get higher than my reach. It was SO cool and will remember it forever.
The third and final one for this post was definitely working with Lenny. Lenny is a baby opossum and is the animal I've bonded the most with. The biggest thing I did for him was create his new home. The vet team recently put one of our birds in a bigger enclosure, so I took the opportunity and re-purposed the old cage. It was harder than I thought: I had to clean, then disinfect, then clean his cage again. Then I had to do the same for new branches, blankets, and other things for the cage that had been used before. In the end his cage was about 3-4 times bigger than the last one, had way more enrichment, and was overall the biggest upgrade he could have asked for. I tried to improve his living area as much as I could because he's due to be released some time in this month. I'm so happy for him, yet I will be so sad to see him go.