3.6kg “big orange” hair ball have you ever seen?
The tiger in the picture below is named Ty, so let’s call him Ty.Ty lives at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Florida.In 2013, when Ty was 17, something went wrong and he didn’t eat for about two weeks.His keeper, Vernon Yates, who raised Ty like a son, was worried when he saw how ill he was and immediately took him to the vet.Seventeen is human puberty, but it’s old for a tiger, and Ty is already a grandfather.Generally speaking, tigers living in the wild don’t live for more than a decade.The doctor immediately gave him an endoscopy, and the procedure went smoothly. Ty was as good as a fiddle.In the doctor’s words, “this tiger is a very, very, very, very cute cat”.No exaggeration, four very’s in the original sentence.Yates stroked Ty as vets prepared to operate on the tiger. During a gastroscopy, they found oversized hairballs in Ty’s stomach and ordered an open procedure.There are 4 hairy balls in total, and they are really big. After taking them out, put them on the scale. Good guy, they are about 3.6 kg, and the 4 balls together are as big as a basketball.A feline had to have surgery to remove the fur bulbs after it blocked her stomach and nearly killed her.This cat has a ball of fur that weighs in at 215 grams.It’s a big hair ball for a cat, but it’s tiny compared to a tiger’s. It takes 14 cat hair balls to fit one tiger.Ty will need time to recover after surgery, but with a loving breeder, there’s no need to worry about that.A more interesting question might be: Why do tigers throw up fur balls?Domestic cats spend 25-30% of their day licking and grooming themselves.A cat’s tongue is like a barb, and it’s easy to lick the hair into the belly.Scientists found that the average shorthair cat loses 28g/kg of hair a year, two-thirds of which is found in faeces.If you don’t eat a lot of hair, it’s fine. It can be excreted in the stool, but for some cats that lose their hair easily, if you lick too much hair, it’s likely to collect in the digestive tract and form hair balls.Tigers are cats, and it’s not unusual for them to lick and groom. Their tongues, like those of cats, also have barbed-like mastoids.Tigers like Ty, in particular, have less to do with human care and spend more time licking their fur. (Similarly, indoor cats spend more time licking their fur than stray cats do.)As long as there is hair belly, eat more will change hair ball, small hair ball will spit out, big hair ball may be blocked.The hairy ball below is a lion’s vomit. It should be called a hairy stick, because it’s not spherical.Tiger Tai isn’t the only big cat that has trouble throwing up fur balls.The leopard pictured below was caught preparing to throw up fur balls.In 2015, veterinarians in Colorado removed fur balls from the stomach of a young African lion.If you want to find a picture of a tiger throwing up fur balls on the Internet, you’ll find it hard to do.May be because the king of beasts has idol baggage, generally will be silent Mimi to vomit hair ball, will not give a person to snap casually.If there was proof that tigers are just enlarged cats, it would be throwing up fur balls.I wish you all a happy Year of the Tiger!1.Do Big Cats Get Hairballs?https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/animals-lions-cats-health-pets2.The cat & # 39;s me-OUCH: Ty the tiger has giant basketball-sized HAIRBALL surgically removed from his Stomachhttps: / / www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329397/Ty-tiger-basketball-sized-hairball-surgically-removed-stomach.Html3.The Effects of Diets varying in Fibre sources on nutrient utilization,Who quality and hairball management in catshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpn.132894.Influenceof the dietary fibre levels on faecal hair excretion after 14 days in short and long-haired domestic catshttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/vms3.6