Birdy enjoys sunbathing!

Here’s a video Reymont sent this morning – he says Birdy loves sunbathing!

Be well and happy, Birdy!!

Birdy in her new home!

We reached the meeting place in KL at about 3pm, and Reymont arrived moments later.

The transfer from our carrier into Reymont’s bird cage was done in the car as Reymont wants to be completely careful. I did the transfer and told Birdy she will be going to her new home.

Reymont mentioned that when […]

Birdy’s lunch

I fed Birdy a small lunch before the car trip.

You’re going to your new home soon, Birdy. You’ll have bird-friends there and be well taken care of by Uncle Reymont and Aunty Joey. They will teach you to fly too.

All set for our car trip.

I know […]

Birdy (Day 4)

After breakfast today, we tried to give Birdy flying lessons in the bedroom, but the room wasn’t big enough as she kept banging onto the wall. Or she would just fly a short distance.

It’s either a very short distance like this, but she bangs on the wall, so that’s not an […]

Birdy’s flying lessons (Day 3 evening)

Birdy is wrapped in tissue paper before each feeding session so that they sweat of my palm will not make her wet. The tissues have to be changed or added on because she flicks off access food. It’s not easy to get the amount “exactly right”. So, it’s good that Birdy shakes […]

Birdy was attacked but is fine now (Day 3 noon)

We heard a sudden loud noise.

One of the cats (could be Minnie or Smurfy) went up and brought Birdy’s whole carrier tumbling down onto the floor (luckily it wasn’t very high). The carrier door fell off and Birdy’s tissue box also fell out.

Luckily, it was upside down, so Birdy was still inside.

By […]

Birdy is a Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker (Belatuk Belacan Ubun Perang)

According to this:!

Scientific Name: Yungipicus moluccensis Malay Name: Belatuk-Belacan Ubun Perang Chinese Name: 巽他啄木鸟

Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Borneo, Greater and Lesser Sundas

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: moluccensis, grandis

Local Subspecies: moluccensis

Size: 12.5-13 cm

Identification: Male has brownish crown and ear-covers, well defined submoustachial stripe, red streak on […]

Birdy communicates with her family (Day 3 morning)

Birdy had breakfast at about 7.30am this morning and then, it was a trip out to the garden again. I decided not to increase the amount of food, but instead, play it by ear to gauge how much Birdy wants to eat.

With the carrier door totally detached, Birdy decided to remain inside but […]

Birdy flaps her wings (Day 2 evening) and the kittens’ news

It’s almost 7pm and Birdy has had 5 meals so far. I’ve also increased the amount a wee bit each time but I am learning to let Birdy call the shots when she has had enough.

It’s a learning curve as today is only Day 2.

Before feeding – warming her up […]