Saturday, August 30, 2008

A day of firsts!

Babies are getting big! There whelping bix will turn into a weaning pen this weekend. All it really means is the addition of 2 walls, basically most of our kitchen! They will be 4 weeks old on Sunday. It has gone by very quickly, I can't believe that they will be ready to go in another 4 weeks! This morning the light blue guy put his feet up on the doorway to the box, they hadn't been able to do that yet.



On Friday morning they had their first "real" meal. They seemed to enjoy it and didn't have any problems eating. As soon as I put the food down they all went to it and started eating. I think because I waited until they are closer to 4 weeks to feed them they take to it a little easier than if I had offered it to them a week before.



Then, they slept! Then, since it was a nice day yesterday, they also went outside for the first time! We have 2 ex-pens that we put together and make a nice size yard for them.


Then, after playing outside, they all crashed in the crate I put outside for them. This is the beginning of crate training.

Their mom took a nap while they were away.

And, lastly, Wonka enjoyed some sunshine, and continually tried to escape from the flower box! There is a brace in the lower left corner of the picture. She was actually standing on her hind legs at one point trying to pull herself up onto it so she could get out! It is probably 7 inches high! Russian tortoises are known for their climbing ability, so I watch her closely when she is outdoors. Someday soon hopefully I will be able to make her a real outdoor enclosure that is secure enough that I can leave her out for the day even when I am not here.

3 comments:

Andrew Campbell said...

Geezum... they're like donuts... you can never have just one! Looking forward to meeting them in person tomorrow.

best
A+M+M+J

Ziggi and Pesto said...

They are so gorgeous. They have grown so quickly too.

Well done
Anna x

Delilah and Rocket said...

Oh I see mischief in your future!!!