3 new #fostersare here, making my total foster number 14 again.
Ridley, alongside another #pigeonwho was mauled by a predator, was #rescueda few weeks ago by a friend rescuer. Having experience with mostly cat rescue and rehab, she reached for help. As I was unable to take at the time, another rescue friend stepped in, and provided care for a week. Sadly, the second #bird succumbed to his/her injuries during this time.
Now, with me, Ridley is doing great, putting on weight, and after a week of separation, he is now sharing a living enclosure with Mojo. He is soon to be seen by an #avian vet, so we can take some x-rays, and determine the extent of his wing injury. He may fully recover, and join the releasable crew, but he also may not, in which case he will live out his life in ECC non-reliable pigeon aviary. But, there is a long road until this decision can be made, and I look forward to helping Ridley get comfortable either way.
The other two #fosters came separately. First came Nia, a friendly adult PEW ( #PinkEyeWhite) #fancyrat who looks like she recently gave birth. She was found in an #EastVillage community garden, after being dumped there in a large, taped up, cardboard box. Luckily for Nia, a kind individual who #volunteers at the garden saw her for who she is, and understood Nia was abandoned, and in dire danger. She reached for help, and intake was soon organized.
I feared other #rats may have been dumped alongside Nia, so we agreed on placing the cardboard box back out again, with some #ratty fave foods, and seeing if more will show up. Sure enough, the very next day, Laila came. Only 4 months old, and also PEW, Laila was clearly related. Like her mom, she is likewise friendly, trusting, and clearly used to being around humans.
Due to Nia’s URI and prescribed antibiotics treatment, these lovely #rattyladies will be on hold for at least 2 weeks, and I will have the privilege of the furriest ratty hugs and kisses. I did not know I was missing that special PEW love until Nia and Laila came into picture! So happy I can help on their way to a good life they were denied before.