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I am always looking after animals, mainly birds, that I get from the SPCA to look after.
i am now looking after a baby tui.
Tui's are probably one on NZ's most well known birds, but for those that don't know, they are black birds about the size of a blackbird with a purpleish blue sheen to their feathers.
They can be trained to talk successfully, and can become tame.

My tui has no name, because I am trying not to become to attatched because I am going to have to give it to a native bird place where they will rear him.
I am already quite attatched, so it's hard to let him go, but today I let him meet my budgie through the cage bars, which has made me understand.
Seeing him gaping and trying to cuddle up through the bars to my budgie, I realised that my tui needs other birds to be happy.
it's a case of 'me or the bird' and if you want to work with animals, the animals have to come before yourself.

So, I'll introduce you to my tui, and keep you informed of how he's going. Bird White Light Black Beak

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What a cutie! Good for you for taking him in. I can completely understand your attachment, it's only natural. Just take comfort in the fact that, because you loved him and cared for him, you're giving him a chance to fly free and enjoy a normal life in the wild where he belongs :thumbsup:
 

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Only other birds understand what a bird needs and they can wrap their wings around our hearts quickly. :biggrin5:
 

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Awww that must have been heartwarming seeing him trying to interact with your budgie. :lovehearts:Kudos to you for taking care of animals in need :hurray:.
On another note, do you ever worry that the wild birds might pass something on to your tame flock?
 

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Aw cute! And a fellow kiwi! Hi!

When do you have to give him to a reserve?

For a clearer pic of a grown Tui for you foreigners (;p) here's one I took when out and about. They make beautiful calls.

 

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Wow, what an interesting bird!

Is he back in the wild now?
 

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Wow, what an interesting bird!

Is he back in the wild now?
I gave him to a nature reserve a month ago. They have recently released him into the wild and say that he's thriving.

I love happy endings :yesnod:
 

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That is wonderful news! :thumbsup:
 
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