Krissy improving

Krissy looks way better, even his eye is improving fast so hopefully this was all trauma related. I took this photo after I did his eye treatment. Thank you for so many messages of concern for him, he has a huge backing that will have to help!
Glad to hear Krissy is improving, such a cute face
posted November 17th, 2018  
Looking bright eyed :)
posted November 17th, 2018  
Super sweet capture! Fav
posted November 17th, 2018  
Super close up portrait. Hadn't realised the shape of the pupil was so unusual. Pleased he's getting better.
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posted November 17th, 2018  
A cute capture, glad he’s improving.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Yesssss! Way to go Krissy! Such good news - now let's keep everything crossed for a negative Chlamydia result.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Question: as they are quite combative when you approach/touch them... how do you manage to give them the treatment they need?
posted November 17th, 2018  
Immediate fav , and such good news - so glad that he is responding well to treatment an lets hope the chlamydia results will be negative . Love the surprised look on his dear little face - fab and a fav
posted November 17th, 2018  
He looks so much better! What does the fur on his face feel like? I hope he gets a clean bill of health.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Wow...What a great close up of his cute face...His eye looks like its recovering nicely.
posted November 17th, 2018  
How wonderful :)
posted November 17th, 2018  
What a great shot - love the focus on Krissy's eyes. So glad he is feeling better.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Good news, so happy for him.
a lovely close up.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Wonderful! Her eye look fantastic too! So happy. Fav.
posted November 17th, 2018  
So good there is taking care of this sweety.
posted November 17th, 2018  
Sweet shot
posted November 17th, 2018  
Was going to say bright eyed and bushy tailed but they don't have them do they!
posted November 17th, 2018  
@vignouse Krissy does NOT like being touched, so yes it takes some skill to get the ointment into his eye :)
Firstly approaching from behind is important, yeah I can't see the eye, but you can imagine trying to put your hand towards all the sharp bits at the front!
Secondly, you kind of place the hand over the top of the head, the ointment is on a gloved index finger. I use my middle finger to the quickly locate the eye by feel, and swap to put the index finger over the eye. I put the ointment in a line along the finger, about as long as the koala eye from corner to corner. Press firmly onto the eye, and they tend to wriggle which completes the deposit :)
All this is done quite fast and almost in a single movement when you have a little spitfire like Krissy.
And of course it is all done with them in a log perch surrounded by leaves, so it all adds to the excitement.
However, it is important to just be fast, firm and quiet. I don't speak to him at all, just go in quietly and do the job. This helps reduce stress enormously as koalas do not socialise, so they don't want someone fussing around them and looking at them directly and talking all the time. It also helps keep them wild as they are barely handled for the treatment to be done.
posted November 17th, 2018  
@kchuk their fur is very soft, and it is incredibly thick and lush. This is why they were killed in their millions - the pelts were highly prized and worth a lot of money because of the softness, but also the water proof nature of the coat too.
posted November 17th, 2018  
@jesika2 yes rather like a cat isn't it :)
posted November 17th, 2018  
Krissy does look better, loved the way you explained how to get the ointment in his eye!
posted November 17th, 2018  
Very cute looking.
posted November 18th, 2018  
So cute
posted November 18th, 2018  
She looks wonderful !A picture !
posted November 18th, 2018  
cute as a button!!
posted November 18th, 2018  
Great news, Krissy is looking wonderful
posted November 18th, 2018  
A wonderful portrait. It's great to watch how your health gets better.
posted November 18th, 2018  
It’s wonderful to see Krissy looking so alert and healthy. A great shot. Fav. Oh and thank you for all the extra information about how you go about treating him.
posted November 18th, 2018  
He looks like he,s ready for mischief
posted November 18th, 2018  
Kissy's eye is looking so much better, so glad he is recovering. Interesting to learn what you have to do to treat him
posted November 18th, 2018  
He's looking so much better :)
posted November 18th, 2018  
He is a bit of a superstar :)
Sounds like he is very well looked after.
posted November 18th, 2018  
So much better, its great news
posted November 18th, 2018  
Thats good to hear
posted November 19th, 2018  
Your patience + concern + sangfroid + experienced handling = Effective acceptance by Krissy + healing. Chapeau!
posted November 19th, 2018  
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