Thursday 8 January 2009

A couple of firsts

Firstly I've just got to share with you today's excitement, for the first time ever (and he's six months old now) Gaussian actually came to me for his bottle. No chasing round the field, restraint or even the slightest murmer of complaint, he was a good boy. Drank all his milk then had a little nibble of my nose for good measure!

I'm not sure if it is the various vitamins kicking in, the introduction of glucose to his milk or the lucerne haylage I've tried to get him interested in, but something has definitely changed. Thanks for all the advice hopefully I will get him eating hard feed soon to. At least he put back on some of the weight he has lost over the last couple of weeks when we weighed him tonight.

The other first was Molly eating from my hand, she had been eating from the bucket whilst I held it but didn't have the confidence to take food from my hand, until today that was. That only leaves her sister Milly, Katia, Veruschka and Nefertiti who don't eat from my hand.


Anonymous said...

hello Debbie, really pleased to hear that Gaussian comes willingly for his bottle,i really hope it continues. It will be nice to see all the herd at the new manger. Waiting patiently for the picture

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I did try this morning but it is too misty!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie,
Excellent news, sounds like Gaussian has found his appetite after all, hopefully he will continue to gain some more weight, and you can stop worrying about him although Im sure that will be harder than it seems...looking forward to seeing your new pictures, when the fog clears and you remember the camera !...and you even got a nose nibble, just as a little thank-you, how lovely !!......Alpaca kisses you can't beat them . Much better that a 'Spitfest'.. any day....Jayne