Late one evening, we received a call for help. Kayo was stranded on the side of the road, barely moving, and was in need of immediate help. With heavy rain falling since morning that day, with no shelter and strength left, starving and in pain from his broken leg, Kayo’s state and fate were grim. Nightfall was close, and predators probably even closer. Fortunately, one of our #volunteers
was able to find him quickly and bring him to safety.
With weeks of critical care, receiving subcutaneous fluids and tube feeding, Kayo perked up. He gained strength to balance himself more and more each day, and his broken leg (as confirmed by our vet) aligned and healed. During this time, we welcomed another young #bird
into the same #fosterhome
. Jean Paul was surrendered by a kind individual who found him on the side of the road. Only two weeks old, Jean Paul relied on his caretaker for his daily meals, and as a result, quickly became trusting and affectionate towards humans. He vocalized his enjoyment with each interaction, and flopped his young wings in delight.
As both Jean Paul and Kayo became stronger, they were placed together, so that they could bond, and so that Kayo could teach Jean Paul some bird basics. The two spent days practicing flying, learning how to eat on their own, how to bathe, and observing the outside life through a window. As Kayo made a full recovery, and Jean Paul became self-sufficient, we moved the two young birds to our upstate aviary to join our other releasable #pigeons
, and continue their #pigeon
education. Once ready, they will be released in a monitored environment, so stay tuned for a happy new update to come!