Miller the Brush-Tailed Phascogale - 12th October 2012
Age: Sub-adult Sex: Male Weight: 30g
Found: On the ground in Maleny after being attacked by a pet cat.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a local resident.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Bec assessed little Miller and found he was alert and bright. Miller was also moving well despite some soft tissue trauma, and luckily had not suffered any punctures.
Treatment: Dr Bec administered Miller fluids, pain relief and antibiotics, and kept him warm and snug in the Nursery ICU.
Future: Miller was transferred to a wildlife carer and will be released once fully healed.
AZWH Fact: Miller is only the second phascogale to be admitted this year! These marsupials are carnivorous, often eating spiders and cockroaches. Interestingly, male phascogales live for only one year, dying after a period of frenzied mating!
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