Bearded Dragons

Bearded Dragons

This male bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) came to us with several others from a facility that had to close down its breeding program. Because his tail had been injured by the other dragons, he was unlikely to be adopted out and we happily accepted him.           These two arrived with our other dragon to be part of our educational program. They are healthy and enjoy the interaction with our visitors and volunteer staff.   The most common of the Pogona family is the Central Bearded (P. vitticeps) but there are several members of this family: Pogona barbata-...

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Sweetheart – Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sweetheart – Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sweetheart is a female Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) who arrived the foundation in the summer of 2013, and we believe her to be born sometime in 2008. She came to the foundation because she was ill, due to losing her beak and being malnourished. Thanks to the foundations resources for the first few months here, she received 24-hour care with lots of love, creative enrichment to help with her nutrition, and was trained to use her beak as a shovel. Her diet consisted of a smoothie made of fruits and vegetables, bird starter food and many supplements. She is now able to eat more...

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Wentz – Tammar/Bennett’s Wallaby

Wentz – Tammar/Bennett’s Wallaby

Wentz, a cross between the Tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) and the Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), was born in 2000. Wentz was brought to the Foundation in August 2002 because she had a crimp in her lower intestine caused by falling out of her mother’s pouch. Instead of surgery, she was fed a gruel every 45 minutes for several months which stretched her lower intestine allowing food to pass. Wentz is the only wallaby this treatment has been used on and has been successful. We continue to monitor her digestive health on a daily basis and she is doing very well. Wentz was named...

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