Ivy Western Ringtail Possum

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bobtail mothers progress

After coming into the refuge over a month ago  with a wound from a possible bush rat attack and the bobtail flu  mother reptile is now off all her medication and treatment and will be under observation for the next 2 weeks to make sure there is no sign of relapse.  Once we are happy with her progress and weight she will then be taken slowly off all heat  allowing her body to go into her natural shut down over winter and returned to the bush.

Her wound has healed beautifully.  For those who attended our training day on Wound Care and Managment this is the result you can expect using the techniques discussed on the day in regards to Reptile Management.

The baby reptile that was born at the Refuge has been named Rodney and we are hoping he will be staying permanetaly with us as an Education Animal under our Special Licence.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bandaging, Crop feeding and Tubing training day

It was a great day at the Refuge for our May training day.

It started out with a phone call from the crew from Kendenup, we are lost and don't know where you are?  Seems the directions they had (not the ones we gave them) sent them half an hour past our place and into town.  After lots of laughing on the phone and a bad cup of coffee from the servo they were on their way back in no time.

Part of the crew from Kendenup are seen in total concentration . These shots are just a few of the quiet  moments the rest of the day was filled with lots of chatter and laughter, and Training of course and it was a pleasure to meet them all.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wake me up in 3-4 months..

Well baby bobtail is now in brumation until it gets warmer. Brumation occurs naturally in the wild.

Mum Bobtail is doing well she is kept at a constant temperature until her tail is better. Her Bobtail Flu is now cleared up and she is putting on weight after the birth.
Photo of original injury---

Current photo as of 15th May with bandage being changed.

She is a very good patient...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wildlife Rescue Magazine issue #3 Out

This is a great read and well put together magazine and all done in Tasmania.
Enjoy the read i have.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Training Days Updated

Please see our updated Training Days coming up. Click on the 2012 Training Days page on the right hand side.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Baby is Born

We have had a Baby, well Mummy bobtail has and here is Junior-

A proud single mother shows off her Baby.....who would have thought she was expecting...How cute is junior. Our 1st birth at the refuge too.
Junior has a weight of 117 grams.
Now mum before birth was 640gms. Now do the math how much did you weigh compared to your Mum.
Both Mum and Baby are doing well and Both have a very hungry appetite.