Look at this little guy – isn’t he gorgeous?
He was found sitting stunned in a driveway, right behind the wheel of a car that was about to reverse out! My client’s dad, an avid bird lover, fell in love with him right away; and wanted to keep him and nurse him back to health. But some judicious googling uncovered the fact that the little guy is an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, with very specific dietary needs. So they decided to do the right thing, and bring little King to the people who would best be able to take care of him.
PetBuddy to the rescue! Oh no – I am not a bird expert, far from it! I was called in to keep King company on his way to the Jurong Bird Park
And may I say: KUDOS to the folks at the Jurong Bird Park. They provided excellent instructions on how to bring him in to the Park and hand him over. When we arrived, the Birdkeeper who took King was very willing to explain to us how they would take care of King – he would be thoroughly checked over by their vets, then kept in quarantine for a month. At the end of the month, they will determine whether he’d be better off being released back to the wild, or staying at the Park.
The whole time he was talking to us, the Birdkeeper was carefully observing King, and interacting with him. He was genuinely interested in the little guy; it was very heartening to see!
So if you ever come across an ill or injured bird, I would highly recommend that you get in touch with the people at Jurong Bird Park. From the phone receptionists to the security guards to the Birdkeepers, they are helpful, informative, and are dedicated to their jobs. Jurong Bird Park, to have staff this competent and genuine: WELL DONE and keep up the good work!