Friday, June 09, 2006

Meet Tomas

Yesterday at work a tragedy occured in our warehouse. A baby bird nest fell about 30 feet to the ground and 3 of the 4 babies splattered onto the concrete. However, one little one survived with some crooked legs. Kathy says they are broken but will heal on their own. She made a home for him in a box and as the day progressed he was moving around more and wanted to eat. At the end of the day someone had to take him home. Putting all fears of the bird flu aside one girl decided she should care for him. I'm sure you can guess who that someone is, because she has such a big heart! I cannot tell you who took him though bc it is illegal to care for a wild animal. You have to obtain a permit in order to do so from the government. Until she can get him to a wildlife rehabilitation center though, she is caring for him at home. She looked online to figure out what to feed an abandoned baby bird (he has been living on mushed up crackers). Apparently puppychow mixed with water will provide protein. She named him Tomas. Not Thomas, Tomas (Toe-Mahs). Like the Spanish name. Assuming he is a male. If she finds out otherwise his name can easily be changed to Thomasina. He slept throughout the night and I am sure is recovering from his traumatic experience yesterday. Here are some pictures of him. I will keep you updated. Today's question is have you ever cared for a wild animal?

12 comments:

big mama e what what said...

Ok this is a little off subject, but remeber the time rachel hilliard and i captured a huge dead goldfish from the "stream" at the opry land hotel? weput it in someones bathtub, and it smelled terrible. thats the only story i have. love you love you love you

big mama e what what said...

Ok this is a little off subject, but remeber the time rachel hilliard and i captured a huge dead goldfish from the "stream" at the opry land hotel? weput it in someones bathtub, and it smelled terrible. thats the only story i have. love you love you love you

big mama e what what said...

Ok this is a little off subject, but remeber the time rachel hilliard and i captured a huge dead goldfish from the "stream" at the opry land hotel? weput it in someones bathtub, and it smelled terrible. thats the only story i have. love you love you love you

big mama e what what said...

Ok this is a little off subject, but remeber the time rachel hilliard and i captured a huge dead goldfish from the "stream" at the opry land hotel? weput it in someones bathtub, and it smelled terrible. thats the only story i have. love you love you love you

big mama e what what said...

Ok this is a little off subject, but remeber the time rachel hilliard and i captured a huge dead goldfish from the "stream" at the opry land hotel? weput it in someones bathtub, and it smelled terrible. thats the only story i have. love you love you love you

kmom said...

Somewhere in west Oklahoma City is a place that kids and grownups can hike and see animals. They might take in your bird. They have a little museum too.

Mom I said...

Nope. I've never had to care for a wild animal. What a big heart "that girl" has to take that baby bird under her wing. I think Ryan brought a few wild spiders home a time or two though. He has a big heart too.

kmom said...

Hope you realize that you and Ryan will need to dig up lots and lots of worms so that bird can get lots of protein and so he can eat familiar food. The place I mentioned before was toured by Amy, Dad, and me. It is listed in your AAA book. Another place to check is the zoo. They might have an animal hospital. I learned in high school that birds have a huge eating capacity compared to their weight. Good luck, Mama!

April said...

I took care of a wild baby bunny in NY. He/she kept hopping into our garage and would hop out when we came out the door. I looked on the net and discovered the different types of foods bunnies could eat. I had apples, so I fed him/her an apple. From that day on the bunny would hop right up to me and eat out of my hand. I was getting ready to buy a cage to make it a nice comfy home until it went missing. Maddie and I still talk about our bunny. Tell "friend" good luck with the bird.

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Mathias & Craig Families said...

Hmmm, I guess we had ducks, are those considered wild? Dad made a very extensive cage system on the back patio for the 3 of them until they got big & then we took them to their new home at Camp Yamhill. I know we had a turtle in the tub for awhile too. Mom forwarded me your phone # so I'll try to give you a call soon so we can work out a time to hook up while I'm down there! Love you both! Wendy.

Dad Isenberg said...

I ran over a prarie dog with a U Haul truck in Wyoming one time. Does that count?

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