Posts tagged Animals
Posts tagged Animals
I did have a nice cuddle with every animal in my house today. Goats, dogs, cat (just Marvin because Pickle is an arrogant ass). And I whistled with Maestro. So that’s something.
On a related note: I realized today that Lily, the yearling is now top doe. She’s the only one with a horn and she doesn’t mind bossing the other ladies around with it!
Well. It is morning anyway. 8:18 to be exact. I wanted to sleep in at some point but it never works out.
The dogs woke us up promptly at 6:30 so there was really no other option other than to let them out and feed them or lock them in a closet. And that last one is just not nice. Once the dogs go out, the goats wake up and want food. Once I go out to feed the goats, the cats come running from their nocturnal prowling ground and insist on being fed. When someone goes to make coffee so we aren’t so grumpy during all of this, Miestro, the cockatiel, starts in.
Tell me again. Why exactly do we have so many freaking animals? At least the chickens have a bulk feeder. And the goldfish can’t bark/meow/neigh/squack. I am liking goldfish more these days.
I love these birds! I dont think this is a really very good picture because it doesnt show the blue as glowing the way they do. They look like bright/dark blue birds with their heads dipped in ink. Smart little guys too…
(photo by lorcan keating)
Albino Iguana (Michael Kern)
I had an iguana. They are the sweetest creatures. I miss her.
Bearded Vulture (Manuela Kulpa)
Nicobar Pigeon (Sue Demetriou)
Sun Bear (Georgie S)
Eclectus Parrot (ucumari)
I wanted one of these as a pet before. There was a pet store in Berkeley that sold exotic birds. The pair of Eclectus looked otherworldly and were so sweet. I wanted to bring them home and cuddle them forever.
Hooray! It’s time for another visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. This broody farmyard hen was spotted sitting on a litter of kittens after they strayed in to her nest. A mother cat intruded on the hen’s usual nesting spot, having recognized how wonderfully soft and cozy it was, and set about using it to keep her kittens warm. Upon discovering the four tiny kittens, instead of kicking up a fuss, the hen appeared to happily adopt them. In fact, she didn’t just sit on the kittens, she sat on their mum as well! (She’s the one on the far right, basking in the warmth, nose to beak with the chicken)
Husband and wife Linda and Richard Oldani captured the sight on camera at their farm in Clymer, New York. And we’re so very glad they did.
Scottish Highland Cows (Marc Veraart)
Born on the island of Moloka`i, Zoe is the only known captive white (golden) zebra in existence. You can read more about her here.
This past Saturday, local fisherman spotted an orphan Pacific Walrus calf on floating ice near Barrow, Alaska. After a period of observation from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a rescue was approved and Alaska SeaLife Center staff and a local veterinarian prepared the 200lb. baby for airlift to Anchorage and transport by modified truck to ASLC in Seward.
The calf is suckling readily from a bottle, feeding every three hours around the clock, and consuming nearly 1,400 calories at each feed. He is actively seeking attention from care-givers, and vocalizing when left alone. “Walrus are incredibly tactile, social animals,” said Stranding Coordinator Tim Lebling. “Walrus calves typically spend about two years with their mothers, so we have to step in to provide that substitute care and companionship.” Walrus calves almost immediately habituate to human care and therefore are not candidates for release following rehabilitation.
Read more, see a video of the walrus and learn more about the Alaska SeaLife Center at the link below. Photos from the Alaska SeaLife Center.