MISTAKEN IDENTITY – Brenda

A ‘MISTAKE OF EAGLES’ Shelter operators are sometimes stumped by the descriptions of birds or animals they receive over the phone and find it impossible to offer an identification. Similarly, when a patient arrives it can often be far removed … Continue reading

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CARING FOR BABY BIRDS – Brenda

I’m often asked why a baby bird has died while being hand raised. There can be many reasons, the most common are : incorrect temperature – usually no heat provided; dehydration; blocked vent; starvation and stress. Starvation is often a … Continue reading

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WHITE WINGED CHOUGHS – Brenda

The  White  Winged Chough [pronounced chuff and sometimes known as Black Jay  locally]  is  still fairly common in our area although we see them less now than we used to, perhaps they are having to enlarge their food gathering areas … Continue reading

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All About Diarrhoea

Faeces, poo, droppings, whatever you want to name it, come in a number of consistencies : pellets; toothpaste-like; soft toothpaste; sloppy and liquid. Some joeys pass a few pellets at the start of a bowel action, then faeces of a … Continue reading

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Caring for orphaned Joeys

On arrival the baby should be quickly but carefully and quietly examined for injuries and its condition assessed, eg dislocations, broken bones, dehydration, hyperthermia or hypothermia. Immediately this has been done and everything found to be OK, place the baby … Continue reading

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