Sunkissed the Pale Headed Rosella - 1st September 2012
Age: Adult Sex: Unknown
Found: On the ground at a home at Bellvista in Caloundra, not flying and with some blood in one nostril.
Transported to: The Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by Emma from the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit.
Veterinary Assessment: Dr Amber found that Sunkissed was perching and flying well, with x-rays confirming that the bird had luckily not suffered any fractures.
Treatment: Dr Amber administered Sunkissed with antibiotics and pain relief, and also cleaned up the nostril.
Future: Sunkissed is now with a local wildlife carer, and will soon be released back into the wild once fully healed.
AZWH Statistic: Almost 40% of patients admitted to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital last month were birds! Please be a responsible pet owner and keep an eye on your outdoor domestic cats and dogs to make sure they don't injure our beautiful native wildlife!
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