On the ball is weaning! After the weaning process she’ll be in fish school, where she will learn how to eat fish on her own.
On The Ball
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2365
Admitted on: 2023/09/08
Collection Site: Prevost Island
Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated, Wounds
Weight at Admission: 11.85 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 16 days
Current Habitat: In Quarantine
Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.
Fish School On The Ball is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, On The Ball will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.
On the Ball has completed the weaning process and is eating fish all on her own!