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Old 03-10-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Caroline and Elaina

I've had these two sisters for nearly 6 months now

Originally they were in the same cage but due to fighting, they are separate and happy.

They seem to be very different, for being from the same litter.
Elaina is the grey one, she's very hyper, food driven and clever.
Caroline is albino, shy, sleepy and missing a back claw. Nicknamed stubby.

There both territorial, and with encouragement will play on strangers hands.
Sadly they only let me get them out of there cages, although my house-mates try.

I weighed them today and there dramatically different, Elaina is 52g and Caroline is 35g.
I feed them the same basic food but Elaina has mealworms weekly and Caroline hates them. I've given her a treat stick instead but she's still small.
And ideas of food to fatten her up?
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Caroline and Elaina

They both look very sweet

35g is small, how long since you separated them? If it was recent it may take Caroline some time to catch up with her weight as one will sometimes prevent the other from getting adequate food, even if it was some time ago she may never be quite as big as her sister.
What mix do you feed them?
It is unusual for a Russian not to like mealworms but you can give chicken, either plain cooked or dried as an alternative, dried shrimps are lower in fat than mealworms but still a good source of extra protein & most enjoy those.
Other than that a few extra seeds like sunflower, hemp, pumpkin & flax should help along with a tiny bit of nut now & then, walnuts & pine nuts are favourites with mine.
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:23 PM   #3
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Default Re: Caroline and Elaina

I hadn't thought of dried shrimp, as something easy to store and feed.

We separated them about 4 months ago, so I would have thought she'd catch up by now.
She's also got one of them seedstick thinks so she can munch on it
I think she's the runt of the litter tbh, been albino and missing a claw.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:55 PM   #4
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It could be that she's the runt & will never be very big, as long as she maintains her weight I wouldn't worry too much, it might be worth trying her with a different mix to see if she does any better though, what do you feed them now?
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