Meet Eddie, the that had the misfortune of being hit by a car, bouncing off it and then being hit a second time by my husband’s ute. My husband rescued him just before Christmas and we thought he wouldn’t make it after being hit twice then surviving a hot car until my husband finished his shift at work. If ever there was a bird that deserved to live – then it’s Eddie. Here he is two weeks later and refuses to leave the cage thank you very much but I’m fine here.The children have tried two unsuccessful releases. We will try again in a few days.
Our family has quite a tradition of rescuing animals. My sister started it with
rescuing joeys from injured kangaroo mother’s pouches. My children grew up
Dizzy Lizzy rescued a baby possum whose mother had been killed and nursed it
before handing it to WIRES. The Princess rescued a kitten and reared him when
the mother and forgotten, probably when she was trying to move her entire litter
to safety. “Lucky” is still with us today. Cosmo is also a foundling ( and some days
he is so naughty I wish someone else would find him!) discovered as a puppy,wandering through traffic. Many “found” posters later and he is still with us.
We have rescued a water dragon, a Shingleback lizard ( Red called him Komodo) and a baby pigeon called Cheapa who fell from the nest and was abandoned by his parents. I couldn’t read a newspaper or use my computer without his curious pecking.
I am so glad that my children care about and care for animals. I was looking for Ash ( our resident baby lorikeet) the other day as his cage was empty. I should have known better. I needn’t have worried. For there, under Bieber’s arm was the little green baby lorikeet, fast asleep.
- Interesting things in Australia -Birds (marionretires.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge-Colorful (passionateaboutpets.wordpress.com)
- Photo of the Day – 12 September, 2011 (bushwarriors.wordpress.com)
- Drunken Parrot Season Starts in Australia (idle.slashdot.org)
- A Word About Possums (slog.thestranger.com)
- Possum’s plight stops Sydney (news.theage.com.au)
- Are rainbow lorikeets good pets (wiki.answers.com)