for the first 3-4 weeks, it's a full-time job. Their day goes like this: wake up, eat, get cleaned up by grandpa/grandma (we don't go on our own just yet), sleep for 3 hours. Wake up, eat for 30-minutes to an hour, get cleaned up, sleep. Continue for 24 hours. Occasionally the routine is broken up by getting weighed and getting ribbon changes. Meanwhile, mom (Juneau) eats 6 times a day/night to maintain her ability to produce enough milk for these vultures. At 4 to 4.5 weeks, we'll start the weaning process by introducing some mushy solid food into their diets. That's also when the "poop events" start in earnest
. At 5 weeks, they'll start going outside which will make it easier to maintain the whelping box and we usually set up Xpens in and outside so they have more room to roam, play, etc. But those first 3 to 4 weeks are a lot of work. They are a tremendous amount of fun but we are truly sleep-deprived at the moment.