Scrambled Egg is officially one of our largest pups on site! He is still being treated for an eye injury but is doing well and has been a great friend for Dory. He has shown her how the big kids (seals) eat fish and she is making progress as well. What good friend!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2107
Admitted on: 2021/06/11
Collection Site: White Rock
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 129 days (4 months, 1 week, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Ellie Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Pre-Release Pool Scrambled Egg has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.
Scrambled Egg has had a bit of an issue with one of his eyes and is receiving treatment for it. During that time, he's been "downgraded" to a smaller pool to give him a chance to relax a little, away from the larger crowds.
They grow up so fast... 'Egg is already in a pre-release pool, with two new friends.
Scrambled Egg has moved to a pool! He's the first pup this season to have mastered eating fish on his own and has a good head-start!
Scrambled Egg a staff favourite and he is shedding his fluffy lanugo coat like it’s going out of style. He did arrive with a minor eye injury which is currently being treated with eye drops, and doing well so far.