Wednesday, November 28, 2007
This is our bird Caddy, a black-capped lory. She was rescued by HWDB from the golf course where his caddy had him tied to a stick, and was carrying him around trying to sell him. The poor thing was half -dead from dehydration and shock.
It is a dilema because if you buy the bird you are encouraging them to go out and catch another one and sell it; but if you don't they die. It was a very hard decision but heart won over head and he was rescued.
We have been unable to release him because his wings were so badly cut by the boy to stop him flying away that he is unable to fly up - just down and horizontal.
He is quite a character and is very vocal. He says "Hello darling" - which scares the pants off people walking past the garden, "Wotcha doing?" " Bedtime" and when you ask him how's his love life he says "OK".