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#1 Graham

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:14 PM

Harry took his big post-hibernation drink today, which I was relieved about.

 

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And a wet face to prove it

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He ate some lamb's lettuce and dandelion afterwards, too, so he seems to be getting back into the swing of things.  :happy:



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 04:10 PM

That's good to hear Graham :) we just need some warm weather now, we had snow this morning, I need some sun. :sun:



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:07 PM

Hi Graham. How do you change the water in Harry's personal pond? I like your enclosure from previous photos and would like to see more if possible, but wondering how you change water?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

Hi, Selwin,
Harry's pond was originally an ornamental bird bath which I sank to ground level to provide a natural pool for him. Before setting it in, I drilled a tiny hole in the bottom so it would leak very slowly. This way, I have to top it up with fresh water every morning. Every Sunday morning I take the stones out from the bottom and empty the pool completely by bailing out the water with a plastic beaker. I then give it a scrub with a nail brush, and clean the stones by swirling them in a bucket of water a few times. Also, about three times a year, I give it a good going over with the jet-washer. This procedure keeps the pool clean and stops any aquatic life taking up residence.
I often see cats drinking from it, and it seems all the local blackbirds and magpies use it for bathing.
The enclosure looks a little bare right now, but as soon as the weeds and flowers appear properly, I'll take some pics and post them on here.




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