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Saved a Rainbow Lorikeet today
(okay, not exactly a pet)

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#1 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

I'm still blown away by the experience.

I was walking with my DS to the postbox when I saw a Rainbow Lorikeet get hit by a car.  I quickly ran out onto the road and scooped it up.

I sat on the footpath and cradled it's warm little body, and stroked it's head  wub.gif .  And basically just comforted it until it had recovered enough, and it flew away.

I had intended to bring it home and call WIRES, but it had other ideas and flew off out of sight.

I'm just so humbled by the experience.  I've always LOVED Rainbow Lorikeets, and it was such a gift to be able to hold it and comfort it.

Anyway I just wanted to share  biggrin.gif

#2 password123

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

How lovely. wub.gif
Lorikeets are my favourite bird. A few years ago I rescued one in a similar situation and nursed it back to health. He was left blind in one eye, so I kept him as a pet. He was my best friend.  I was so sad when he passed away.

#3 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Oh Mrs Snorks that's lovely!!  I'm so sorry to hear he passed away :-(

I am a bit worried about this bird, and hope he is okay now.  I was hoping to get him home to call WIRES to make sure  sad.gif

#4 imamumto3

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

rainbow lorikeets are really tough, they can looked really sick and then come good in a matter of minutes.

#5 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (imamumto3 @ 14/01/2013, 07:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
rainbow lorikeets are really tough, they can looked really sick and then come good in a matter of minutes.

This is what surprised me!  I was holding him and he was breathing heavily and blinking rapidly.  So I think he was in shock, but otherwise uninjured.  Which is why he flew away once he recovered.  At least I am hoping that's the case  original.gif

#6 Propaganda

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

That's lovely OP.

You're quite lucky it allowed you to pet it, they have quite a strong grip with their beak for such a little bird, and can easily tear through skin (speaking as the owner of one).

They are tough and if he didn't die of injuries or of shock and could still fly off, chances are he'll be doing well.  happy.gif

#7 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (Propaganda @ 14/01/2013, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're quite lucky it allowed you to pet it, they have quite a strong grip with their beak for such a little bird, and can easily tear through skin (speaking as the owner of one).

Actually that crossed my mind as I gingerly picked it up.  I was fully expecting to lose part of my finger  cool.gif

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

Glad you got him before he got squished! I love rainbow lorikeets, they're such characters.

We had a swallow fly at top speed into our window once. Knocked itself clean out. I thought it had broken its neck and was dead. I picked it up, and it came to. DD was so impressed to be able to see one of these birds close up (their wings are an amazing bluey colour). Then it realised where it was, and off it went. Hopefully not to ever have another close encounter with a plate glass window.

#9 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Spikey - that's so beautiful!!!  I used to have that happen a lot in my old house - but unfortunately it usually wasn't a happy outcome  sad.gif .  One time a baby kookaburra hit the window - I rushed out and cradled it as it died.  It was the first time my DS had ever seen me cry (and I sobbed!!!!).  3 years later he still remembers it clearly.

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