Barney’s vet trip

You can read Barney’s full story all through my earlier blogs. Dear little Barney is very sweet and today was his visit to the vet for his microchip. All of our wombats in care are microchipped and eventually released back into the wild at the appropriate age. Then, if they ever come back into careContinue reading “Barney’s vet trip”

One year to the day since Elsie arrived!

One year ago today – on the 14th March 2020 – a joey wombat was delivered to my house (see my first post). Little Elsie had been found in her dead mum’s pouch. She weighted just 120 grams, was dehydrated and a fetus! Those first few hours establishing her care – setting up the humidicribContinue reading “One year to the day since Elsie arrived!”

Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!

Elsie is big – I’ve given up trying to weigh her! Barney is probably around 11 kilos. They live permanently outdoors now – or at least that’s the expectation! Keeping them outside and away from the back door is a challenge! I have to remind them frequently that they are outdoor wombats, preparing for lifeContinue reading “Elsie and Barney – wombats growing up too fast!”

A new year!

Rolling into 2021! Elsie the wombat demonstrates her exuberance and love of life! Over Christmas and new year, I continued to have ducklings in care, crimson rosellas and of course Elsie and Barney the wombats! Barney loved helping me care for the wood ducks! Barney even had the opportunity to meet my pet rabbit calledContinue reading “A new year!”

Lily the wombat – the first one !

Lily was the first wombat that I raised from joey until release back into the wild. You might start thinking that all these wombats (Elsie, Barney and Henry who appear elsewhere in my Blog) are alike but nothing could be further from the truth! Yes, wombats in care demonstrate similar protective behaviors – the running,Continue reading “Lily the wombat – the first one !”

Samuel the Cygnet

A cygnet is a baby swan – cute name – gorgeous animal. In Australia we have black swans which are grey fluff balls when they hatch. Samuel the cygnet came into care after being handed into a vet. He may have been abandoned or taken from his parents. Taking one of these delightful fluffy creaturesContinue reading “Samuel the Cygnet”

A lot to lug, a lot to love!

So now there’s two wombats to take to work! Up at 5:30 am to play and bottle feed and toilet both Elsie and Barney. Then there’s time for me to get ready to head off to work lugging both wombats with me. Elsie weighs four kilos and Barney weighs three, that’s a lot of wombatContinue reading “A lot to lug, a lot to love!”

The great outdoors?

So Elsie and Barney loved their time exploring the great outdoors – well the great outdoor enclosure actually! They climbed, went digging, ran around and ate something but I have no idea what it was! It looked like rocks or dirt – something that was tasty for a wombat! But once we came inside, exhaustionContinue reading “The great outdoors?”

Yes! Bonding!

So what to do with two arguing wombats? What would you have done? Seriously! Im open to suggestions….! Then I considered the great outdoors! There’s nothing like getting outside in the sunshine and enjoying nature! Beside if the wombats were concentrating on not losing ‘mum’ and exploring a new environment, then they couldn’t be fighting!Continue reading “Yes! Bonding!”

Bonding?

At first Elsie was indifferent to having a wombat in the house. But after a few weekends, Elsie would run through the house with Barney trailing behind her – then she’d leave him somewhere and run back to me pretending that there never was a second wombat! Quite a good trick! When the trick ofContinue reading “Bonding?”