Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Oh, sorry to scare you guys, I should have mentioned -- the male is already neutered! This particular LPS doesn't sell males before they're neutered, which I think is very responsible of them. =] The female is not spayed, but we have a very good vet in the area who can do that for us to cut down on the risk of mammary tumours and such.
As for their eyes, I know they look healthy, but they definitely are blind. This shop wouldn't fool us, they're great. =] In this case the blindness is a congenital mutation rather than an injury or illness, which is why the eyes look healthy but don't function properly. These guys definitely don't respond to any visual stimuli at all. They don't follow movement with their eyes, respond to light, or anything like that and they don't notice people there unless they get a sound cue. The girl, Sansa, is also very clingy and doesn't like being moved -- she kind of hangs on for dear life because she doesn't know where she's being taken, poor dear. <3
We'll be sure to watch out for the fasting thing when we have Sansa spayed, thanks for the tip.