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raptor care

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickachickawhat, May 21, 2008.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im volunteering at a raptor rehabilitation center. dealing with all birds of prey i cant wait i have to call next tuesday for hours and days im excited. has anyone else done this?
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did about 15 yrs ago--quite an experience
     
  3. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not, but I would love to!! I have always wanted to go into falconry. The birds of prey fascinate me to no end. You are lucky! you will have to keep us posted on how it goes!
     
  4. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People in my parts of the town do care if they're on probation. It's pretty much an easy community service. Do one round and yer done. Anyway, it's right next door to me. So funny seeing a co-worker cleaning bird crap. At least we have a bird recovery center I say. Seems like there's more domesticated birds then there is wild birds. Just my observation. Quite a feww parrots that out lived their owners too.
     
  5. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its all birds of prey, red tail hawks, screach owls, great horned owls and such
     
  6. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not in the same place, but it was part of what I had the opportunity to do when I worked at the zoo, many years ago.

    Please keep us posted on how it's going! [​IMG]
     
  7. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will i start next week and i will take pictures
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I did it a long time ago at one of the first raptor rehab places, in Minnesota. It's interesting, and very cool to be so close to the birds. I did alot of prepping dead animals for them to eat; not quite so fun. I particularily liked the imprinted schreech owls and kestrels. Their small size and extreme tameness made them seem almost like pet birds. They were unreleasable due to imprinting, mainly coming from illegal falconers, but still fun. We even rehabbed some trumpeter swans that got lead poisoning during an extreme drought. Talk about dangerous, nasty birds, they beat the raptors wings down.
     

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