Another familiar crossroad. The faith of a peanut is always sealed the moment it is born. The case of Kacang Putih through my observation is that, it was born without a proper tummy coupled with a bad pituitary gland, its development and growth was severely stunted. This is again the cause of the lethal double dwarf gene. I assisted it to suckle and she does have a lot of strength to suckle initially but nothing is getting into the stomach. I can’t see any milk “pouch” in there. It seemed that the more it suckles, the thinner it became. I found Kacang Putih “dried” up at one corner of the nest box far away from its siblings. It is sad because it seemed to know its own fate and distance itself from the others. The obvious signs of a peanut includes the buldge on the head, a hind quarter that is not developing and also the very tiny little ears.
Thosai and Mooruku is doing well on the other hand. I am just going to concentrate efforts in keeping these 2 alive and well.