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Hatch Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
IPO Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004
|Date||Weight||Δ||% Δ||Bid*||Ask*||52-w High||52-w Low|
*BIGSIGH* It's hard to steel ourselves to not worry. She'll definitely eat when we're around. She definitely knows how to eat and what she's supposed to eat. We just have to trust that she has strong enough survival instincts that she won't completely starve.
She ate non-stop from the time we got home last night at 1930h to 2130h until we put her back in the cage.
This is also about the time that she's starting to assert herself to try to find the "pecking order" in our house. She has a shorter fuse for things she doesn't like now. She's biting more and a little harder than she used to, but she's still much more personable than Guai-Guai ever was.
Skippy is still wobbly and unsteady at maneuvering around perches. Her feet have gotten stronger and she's much better at climbing around the cage now, but she still stumbles at trying to get herself into the right position to eat comfortably from the little seed cups. I put the silly girl on the part of the cup that was made for them to stand on, but she keeps shifting herself to stand on the side edge that's a lot thinner and harder to grasp. Go figure.
Instead of bringing her out in the travel cage tray, we'll start standing by her cage as she eats out of the cups. This way, she learns that this is a valid eating procedure as well and will more likely do it on her own when we're not there.
The Victoria Day long weekend is coming up. We'll be home with her and hopefully, she'll eat more often during the day. Husband Guy has a build on Monday, but I'll be home.
I say again: *BIGSIGH* =\
* I know that's not how Bid and Ask work. "Bid" is what we hope she will weigh tomorrow based on the last weight. "Ask" is what she should be based on the average of the entire Nymphicus Hollandicus species. Eventually, the function of the Bid value over time, should be convergent with the Ask, which is held constant.