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Lost a boy today - RIP Spritz SugarShack

Jul 6, 2011

 Lost a boy today - RIP Spritz SugarShack

I got home from a roadtrip Sunday night. A capable family member had been feeding the zoo for me for a few days without incident. This probably isnt related to the dead boy I found this morning in my cage of 8; yes, the extremely super tame and adorable colony. The cage has been smelling "shrimpy" for a day or two since I have been home. I did feed shrimp the night I got home so I ignored it until this morning when I decided to do a head count and check the bag. There I found one of the offspring boys. I believe it was Spritz from Momma Cookie as the remaining boy is smaller in size which fits with him being younger.

I am unable to see any battle scars on anyone else and all seems fine except for that. It is possible that a fight broke out over food or such and the younger one lost. Being found in the bag suggests that he had a wound and then the colony probably began grooming on him to see him to his death. I suspect this all happened late at night to where nobody was around to intervene. Of course what I found is as sad a sight as you can imagine. It is one of the frightening things to come to know what these animals that we call our pets can do to their own.

So with that sad thought I'll bid beautiful little Spritz a farewell and rest in peace with no idea why he had to leave us. He was almost 4. The Sugar Shack wont be the same without him.

Sigh...








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Jul 22 2011 : 03:59:15 AM
joeymum
:(

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Jul 14 2011 : 04:25:44 PM
Faerie
Glide Free Spritz.

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Jul 06 2011 : 10:20:44 PM
DizzyPo
Farewell Spritz

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NUTHOUSE (3) Pican 4/30/2002, died 6/02/2010 Buddy 5/01/2006 Hazel 2/01/2007, rehomed 11/28/2011 Maya 4/25/2007 Pili 4/25/2007 MISFITS (3) Big Guy 9/23/2003, died 1/29/2014 Lil Guy 9/23/2003, died 5/13/2015 Hunter 4/19/2006, died 3/23/2014 JP 8/12/2006 Shikoni 2004 Kioko 2003 Washi 2003, died 5/27/2014 SUGARSHACK (3) Chico 1/15/2006, died 9/14/2011 Cookie 10/15/2005 Kimmie 10/15/2005 Lucky 5/25/2007 Spritz 8/24/2007, died 7/06/2011 Ginger 8/24/2007, died 12/16/2012 Rock 9/09/2007, died 3/23/2013 Crystal 9/09/2007, died 11/01/2012

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