All I am going to say is...we DO care. I do not like the fact that they are underweight and except for a few weeks out of the winter they did have hay
. I have already explained why so won't go into that again. They are regularly dewormed and get vet care as needed.
If something does happen and she needs a vet when she foals I have the emergency number to the vet I normally use.
Yes, we have gone without dental visits for ourselves, I know all about giving up something I need in order to pay bills. I have needed to see a dentist for the past year and I deal with severe pain almost every day. We just can't afford it when it's either go get my teeth fixed or keep a roof over our head.
Yes, we breed rats to feed our snakes. We breed snakes because that's a good income. Our first ever clutch of Ball Pythons are due the end of May and will sell from $75 up to $350 each and we have 6 good eggs. I will be breeding Mini Rex rabbits as a small income there and we have white New Zealand rabbits to breed for our large snakes and to sell the extras as pets. This is how we get by and are able to cover expenses that pop up.
Sundance will be gelded when we have the money, but if we want to keep him a stud that is really up to us. We aren't ever going to stud him out but it's not a crime that he bred Chanti.
I will continue to post pics and will post pics after she foals. yes, I do know she is going to look worse after she foals and I expect that. The grass is coming in great and hopefully our hay supplier will have more hay this coming fall. We are already planning on stocking up with as much hay as we can find but this weekend after my husband gets paid I am going to get a bag of hay cubes and add that. I have used the corn oil before but I saw better results with wheat germ oil and they carry it at the local Orscheln's store.
I am just as ready as Chanti for little Chica or Rebel to get here