Rescued a Green Parrot
I was walking my dogs early this morning and came across a green parrot on the ground. The poor bird was struggling to fly but couldn’t get airborne. He wasn’t managing to walk easily either.
The bird was just below a flowering umbrella tree, and apparently birds, including green parrots can get drunk on the nectar if it has fermented.
I managed to restrain the dogs, who instantly thought of the poor bird as breakfast. And hurried home to collect some safety gear as a green parrot can have a mean bite and use their beaks to protect themselves.
When I got back the bird was thankfully still alive, but had crawled into the middle of the road. Lucky it was early and there few cars around!
I bought him home and placed him in the garden with a bowl of water and a bit of honey. Over the next hour he drank quite a lot of water and had a snooze. I thought he had died, but he came good and started climbing all over my Panama berry.
I’ve just checked and he still seems very alert and quite talkative. I’m hoping he will be okay to rejoin his buddies soon.
Birds are really helpful in the garden as they love eating lots of pests including caterpillars and grasshoppers so its important that we help them survive.
Happy gardening 🙂
Rohanne, your Personal Gardening Expert