March 17th, 2005

battyden

Mallee Ringneck

11.30pm, I decided to have an early night but it was not to be. The phone rang to tell me I had an injured bird being delivered to me. A few minutes later a fellow arrived with a box containing "some sort of parrot, with a broken wing."

I opened the box and was instantly awake. My first thought was "Bloody hell! It's a paradise parrot!" but they've been extinct since the 50s. I had to look the bird up in my book. It was a Mallee Ringneck. He had a broken wing, so I took him out to the Zoovets this morning. I hope they can save him but it's a very small hope.

Update: A very small hope. The Zoovet had the euthanise the bird.