Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lucy's tunnel exercise

This is from a recent Sunday morning when we clean their pen completely, groom them, et cetera. We take everything out of the pen, including their big white tube/tunnel. We lean the tunnel against the fireplace, so it is at a slight angle. Every week, Lucy gets her exercise trying to climb up the incline.

This is her exer-cycle:
1. Insert self into tube.
2. Run as fast as you can to try to get through it (wish the sound of her nails clacking on the tube had recorded).
3. Slide back to bottom, butt only sticking out of tube (we clean their pen, them groom them, so the buncupine butt was furminated and brushed after this was videoed).
4. Pause and take a few deep breaths.
5. Rinse and repeat.

This video is less than 90 seconds; who knows how long she would have tried if she hadn't heard someone approaching.

Ethel showed Lucy how to slide down the tube here.


  1. you can so hear the nails...too funny

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  3. That is so funny! I'm tempted to put our tunnels up at an angle and see what happens...