Just heard a thump in one of the cages in the bird room, followed by panic crowing.
Sir Shane, who I have elevated a bit on hay covered rolled towels, like a deep nest, in his parrot cage with his wife Valkery apparently had a dream & tumbled out of his nest & scared himself.
I turned on all the lights and brought him into the TV room to comfort him while he watched The Daily Show.
When you care for animals with disabilities, you do have to keep your eyes & ears open, but the key is not to make too much of any particular boo boo. Yes. Be instantly there when they call, but if you want them to call you every time a boo-boo happens, don't embarrass them in front of the others by making too much out of a fall, a tumble, a got stuck or any other minor fail. My experience is that most animals, disabled or not, are as prideful about their self - reliance as are we human animals. They CAN be embarrassed & I've seen it happen that they stop calling for me if I make any "poor baby" overly emotional responses in front of their peers.
So I picked Shane up, asked him if he wanted to eat snacks with me and watch a show before going back to bed - like a big boy!
Look at his face. I think he's happy with how I handled it.
Via Jody Bart with Sanctuary Farm Everlasting Care
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