Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Home alone... again!

So, trilltrall and I are off to Dublin tomorrow morning and we'll be away for a whole week. It's a very good thing that we have low-maintenance pets who can take care of themselves! :-D

I fully expect them both to survive and thrive and not miss us one iota. Except that Knerten, being the intelligent one, probably will miss the occasional snack she gets when I try to tame her. She'll probably come running when we get home next Thursday. She did last time we were away and I assume a week isn't long enough for her to forget about us completely.

I'm very glad the heatwave we've been having is definitely over now, that way I don't have to worry about the little ones' water supply. I'm rather concerned about Knerten in that dept. Her water bottle stays where it should (thanks, again, to electrical tape), but I think she has a hard time actually reaching it. It's too close to the cage wall, I think. When I cleaned her cage here the other day, I didn't totally dry off the plastic bit that makes up the 2nd floor of her cage. She came running and licked the remaining drops of water off of the bottom of it. Instant angst!! I confiscated poor Fjerten's food bowl and turned it into a water bowl for Knerten. The problems with that solution are many and obvious, but at least she then had access to water. Thankfully it's now +17 C rather than +33, though, so I'm not that concerned.

Really need to find her another water bottle, though. Which is hard, what with the plasic cage that doesn't work with regular issue water bottles. Anyone got any ideas?

4 comments:

AudiX78 said...

secure the bottle inside the cage, that way you can place it within reach or?

Leisha Camden said...

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Have you tried that?

AudiX78 said...

so..tell us.. did they survive?

KAS said...

oh, they liveth! Fjerten had forgot that we exist and had a minor anxiety attack when I tried to hand her a piece of AllBran. Knerten was initially confused, but then climbed into my hand to collect her oats after all.

Re water bottle: the version I've got uses the edge of the cage for support. I haven't been able to figure out a way to attach it to the inside of the cage and still get support for the valve bit. Details next post...