Working with ToPS Species (Threatened or Protected Species).
Cape Parrots are on the decrease in the wild. They are critically endangered within KZN. This fellow found itself in the jaws of a Great Dane…fortunately it was quickly rescued by Sonia and brought in to FreeMe Wildlife.
We rushed the bird off to Umgeni Veterinary Clinic for x-rays and treatment with Dr Margie Roach, dog and cat bites can cause immense internal damage due to the crushing power of the bite. In this case, we hope the internal damage is minimal although there is some, we cannot ascertain the level of damage very easily…lucky no broken bones…
Back at FreeMe Wildlife where we will continue treatments, care and rehabilitation, the parrot is looking quite happy with life. Thank you Prof. Colleen Downs (UKZN) and William Horsfield for your wonderful assistance and sharing of knowledge.
Always a challenge to get a wild bird to eat after suffering some form of trauma, then to tret it in a strange environment with strange sounds…it takes a great amount of care, effort and patience from our team to achieve the results we are known to achieve with wildlife.
We always keep animals under our care wild.
There is never any reason to “pet” or tame any animal undergoing rehabilitation.