Saturday, May 02, 2009

Mechanical Mouse Pill Delivery System

In case it's a little tricky to pick up from the audio on the video clip, Acouchi has taken to hiding at the far end of the ledge over the stairs, which we had earlier given her access to. Unfortunately, she was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, which means she needs a treatment of meth every morning and evening (methimazole, a small pill).

Fortunately, my brother Matthew gave her a present last Christmas of a remote-control mouse. As it turns out, that's the perfect delivery mechanism to get the pill to her.



4 comments:

Xirax said...

Ingenious. I liked the ending too :D

Anna Marie said...

Ha! Ha! Cute video. Does Acouchi still spit out the pills. Might I suggest crushing it?

The Writer said...

No, Acouchi doesn't still spit out the pills; that's why we switched from tuna to hamburger. The hamburger is more sticky, and keeps the pill in.

Charity said...

That was really funny!