As odd as it is having the bird in the bathtub, that isn't the weirdest thing that arrived this weekend. This is! We are going to learn to use the toilet! Ever since Suey was sick with cystitis several months ago, she has had trouble with the litterbox. She changed the way she positioned her body to use it. Mum got the biggest one she could find- a big high one from Rubbermaid- but Suey still doesn't manage to keep the wee in the box. After months of scrubbing wee out of the grouting, we're trying this. We are on stage one now, with the seat and red lid on the floor. Suey has used it a couple of times, and all the wee has gone in the middle of the red lid! Now mum wonders if the big boxes were confusing her. It will be interesting to see how this progresses!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
It is very strange having feathers in the house. He is going back to work with mum tomorrow, and hopefully the wildlife rescue people will be able to pick him up. It is late spring, and they are very busy with lots of young native wildlife getting lost or injured. The adults are also more active at the moment, so they are at more risk of being hurt, too. In the last week, five birds, a possum and a bat have come into the vet!The bird is living in the bath at the moment. He is very messy. To get his beak clean, he flicks his head and the food shoots off! He also flicks poop all over the place. I have been sitting outside of the bathroom all weekend begging mum to let me have a look at the bird. She finally relented this afternoon. He was not bothered by me one little bit!