Spare The Cockatoos A Life Sentence - Part 3
|Charlie Girl is a legacy bird. She had spent over 55 years in a small cage and when her owners died, their children did not want her. Pictured here soon after she came out of the cage she was found to have a hernia between her legs. This soon grew to the size of an egg.
|We met her 2 weeks after her operation. She was recovering well. The vet had placed a collar round her neck to prevent her from accidentally tearing out her stitches. This also prevented her from preening and cleaning herself, so she looked a bit grubby. Here she's preparing for a short nap.
|Nothing like an afternoon siesta to help the body heal quickly, content to be seated in the open besides her human friends while they talk.
|A drink from her favourite humans...
|A thank you kiss from one heart to another.
|Refreshed and rejuvenated, Charlie Girl is delighted to be back on the arm of her rescuer Peter whom she absolutely adores.
|This is the hospital bed that Pete and Gabi had made for Charlie Girl while they kept her under supervised care indoors when she was recuperating from the operation.
|Glad that her life is no longer comparable to that of a statue, Charlie Girls rests on her perch indoors while we interview Peter and Gabi.
|Life has turned around for Charlie Girl as she gets to potter on the ground, pick seeds and grasses and enjoy a natural environment at last.
|Free of her collar and a good bill of health from the vet, Charlie Girl is ready for a new phase in life.
|A ride in the car is quite an adventure from a bird's perspective.
The smile says it all....
A happy Charlie Girl - healthy and free to preen herself, forage on the ground and exercise her wings, Charlie lost no time in restoring her feathers to their natural white and shiny state.
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