Hello friends and family
Happy New Year.
The wee chicks were so hungry when they came in that they were feeding from the hand on day 2 and by Monday morning, I did not even need to climb into the pen to feed them. They are eating as much as an adult penguin and would even eat more, but their meals are measured to make sure that they do not get over fed. The adult was feeling better by day 3 of his Malaria treatment and showed this by jumping out of his pen. Some penguins are jumpers – this is okay. We run a rehab not a prison! We let him go on Tuesday when his meds were complete.
Cousin Daniel arrived on Wednesday, so I took the opportunity to go to Dunedin and get his help to buy a new computer as my laptop is struggling with simple tasks. He installed it for me on Friday while I was going to Christchurch to get my PHEV. I am starting the New Year in style – long may it last!
On Thursday we brought in a sick Juvenile and a shrinking chick. Both are now recovering in rehab.
Hiltrun came up yesterday and did the rounds. I got called out to a sick penguin on Hampden beach, but sadly it died. It was a starving fledgling, either a Little Penguin or a White-flippered Penguin.
Have a great week!