If you had been in the yard early today you would have seen a happy dance. And the reason for celebration:
Yeah baby! Experienced turtle folks will know exactly what that is. It’s what we have been waiting for from our friend Lola. It’s, uh, ‘recycled’ crab bits and sand dollars. This means that her digestive tract is working as it should. The good news for this very hungry turtle is that we can begin to increase the amount of food she is getting. She has been complaining bitterly that the portions have been small for a girl her size – but we had to wait until we knew that things were moving before we could up her rations. So she may be pleasantly surprised today at lunch with some extra squid on her plate.
In other news, everyone else is doing well. Sparrow ate yesterday which was a surprise given the surgery the day before. Sparrow is mad and pacing and will be out of here as soon as the incision is healed. Miracle is still hanging in there. We are hoping that the injury is mostly soft tissue swelling and bruising that will improve over time.