He’s lost all his lanugo! Getting plumper by the day on formula.
Wickaninnish Bay Reefs
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2337
Admitted on: 2023/07/29
Collection Site: RVYC Coal Harbour
Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Lethargic
Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 57 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine
Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Fish School Wickaninnish Bay Reefs is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Wickaninnish Bay Reefs will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
Wickaninnish is now out of quarantine! He’s lost the last of his lanugo and is gaining weight well on formula.
He’s now weaning! Here he will slowly be switched over to a fish diet.
Wickaninnish is now in fish school! He’s making good progress learning to eat on his own.