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Old 06-17-2009, 04:38 PM
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Yep ,its a word I put in my vocabulary long time ago. heh heh
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LOL!

By the way I posted a new thread about the rabies article...just in case you haven't seen it yet and got some time to gimme some feedback...
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Thanks! Much appreciated!

I wanted to say something regarding the parenting feelings we humans deal with when nurturing a baby animal. After I said what I said, I have to admit that I do allow myself to feel those feelings, but I consciously do so, always with the previously mentioned facts and the real picture in the back of my mind.

But that doesn't mean I can't love on the babies and feel and enjoy all of those feelings. I certainly do! Without the disappointment and hurt at the end though. Does that make any sense?
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Of course ,I understand that.
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Alls well, moved them to their outside pen; they are all eating and drinking what they should. A week or so to acclimatize and they will b ready for release. The storms are all over for now, we had several days of intense thunder , lighting and heavy rain.
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You only give them a week to get them used to the outside before you release them? Wow!

I give mine at least a month outside, where they do not even get to see me. They sleep all day, I put food in before they wake up, so they never get to see me unless I have to clean their sleeping quarters, but they usually keep it so clean, I only do that once a week.

My priority is that they do not know me anymore, hiss and possibly snap at me when they see me. I also want them off any human food incl formula for at least a month.

My favorite release weight is 2 lbs, but some are smaller than the others, so I don't always go by that, but it gives you an idea.

I got a baby in 3 days ago. Just one though..was found crossing the highway all by itself. She's just starting to turn fuzzy and eats on her own. She's still on heat. I do not like it when I got just one of a kind, grmpf.
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They were over 600 grams last Saturday. The way they are growing they will be two pounds in a week or so. Over the years I have kept opossums in the outside pen as long as a month, some even longer. These three went into the outside pen a lot later than I like. They will most likely be there at least three weeks I hope no longer, I had already cut contact with them while they were inside. They had already started snapping at me. Weather conditions must be correct, and they must show fear of me before release.
There noses are pink eyes are clear fur looks great they have been de-wormed and had there prophylactic antibiotics they are just about ready to go..
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Aaah ok, that makes more sense! You are doing such a great job .
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