Sweet tooth has settled in nicely since his transfer from Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2366
Admitted on: 2023/09/14
Collection Site: Victoria
Reason for Admission: Marine Mammal Disturbance, Emaciated, Wounds
Weight at Admission: 14.16 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 10 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 Sweet Tooth 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, Sweet Tooth will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
Sweet Tooth is now eating fish all on his own! He’s gone through the weaning process and sped through fish school!