Animal Diaries Archive
29 September 2006
There has been a lot of revamping "across the road" in the backyard of the rehabilitation house here at the Zoo, where our bird breeding quarters are found. There have been new aviaries added, fancy new footpaths and most importantly flash new breeding boxes (or logs) put in each aviary. The birds housed here must have appreciated all our efforts in giving them their peace and quiet and top-notch food, and we are just ‘egg-static’ with the results.
We now have Kong and Victoria, the stunning King Parrots, sitting on eggs along with their neighbours Cleo and Clancy, the gorgeous Crimson-winged Parrots. Rowdy and Ruby are also about to become proud parents of two baby Eclectus Parrots. A lot of the time these wonderful babies grow up to become stars of the free-flight bird show, but this time around these baby Eclectus Parrots will find their new home in the beautiful and tranquil Rainforest Aviary; quite a difference from their other brothers and sisters who live the hectic life of being a famous ‘show bird’.
Be sure to stay tuned and hopefully soon we will have some photos of our ‘so ugly they are cute’ baby birdies!