Well, I went to the store today to buy Oz some dog food, and admittedly I let the bin get lower than usual because I was being lazy and I buy his food from the other end of town. I got there and the Orijen section had been ravaged. They're having issues with their supplier for some of the Tundra ingredients. So poor Oz gets to do a rather rapid switch to Six Fish. Which still looks great but I liked the protein variety of the Tundra better. Oz is allergic to beef and the most popular Orijen flavors have beef.
Tundra's top handful of ingredients: Goat, venison, mutton, bison, whole arctic char, rabbit, duck, whole steelhead trout, whole pilchard, whole alaskan cod, goat meal, venison meal, alaskan cod meal, mutton meal, blue whiting meal, red lentils, green peas, duck fat, herring meal, pollock meal
Six Fish's top handful of ingredients: Whole salmon, whole herring, salmon meal, herring meal, pollock meal, whole flounder, boneless walleye, boneless northern pike, boneless lake whitefish, salmon oil, herring oil
So you can see there are a lot more protein sources in Tundra, minus beef. You can also see why it's always 20-30% more expensive than anything else in the store. Once it's back in stock I'll probably switch him back, but it's fishies for now!
In other news, Oz has been grazing every time we go for a walk. We live next to railroad tracks, an industrial-ish area, and then a lake, so the grass gets quite long for most of our walks, and he likes to walk in the grass, head down, nibbling away for the whole hour or so. He isn't vomiting, either. I asked the vet and she thinks it's either an old habit from being a stray or he needs more fiber, so he'll be getting more fiber for a while to see if it helps. I'm not too concerned about it at this point. His poops are fine and he's not puking.
And finally, the leopard gecko vivarium is finished, sort of. I'd like to have a removable moist hide, so I'm going to find something that works and then form the excavator clay around it to make it blend in nice but still pull out like a drawer for cleaning. I also want to add a few more succulents and a tillandsia or two. The local flower shops (yes we have two. Crazy, right?) both have specials on succulents right now so I'll be going to have a look in the next few days. In the meantime, the viv has two small potted plants, one a local specialty, the silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea), and the other some kind of perennial succulent I picked out of a neighbor's flowerbed while she was weeding it out.
Here's a picture of the viv without the potted plants. I'll add another once all the plants are in, and another at the end of August after the show.