Jump to content
Shirl

Getting new pets.

Recommended Posts

I thought of you the other day... went to Cotswold Wildlife park and they had some Parma Wallabies and they were lovely... They didn't like my camera though.... looked very grumpy when I started taking pictures... you could just imagine them saying 'oh no, not another paparazzi!!'...

 

Here's one of them :

wallaby.jpg

 

Can't wait to hear when you get yours, and see pictures... good luck with the Defra thing!

I might not have much luck getting pixtures then! I'm not the best photographer even when the subject is willing. Cut pic you took though makes me feel excited again. :dance:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Patience is a virtue and today I got my new wallabies. No pics yet because they are very flighty (can a wallaby be flighty?) but hopefully in a few days when they've calmed down I might be ablt to get some. In the mean tine can anyone suggest names for a boy and a girl?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd just like to see them! They've been in hiding all day. I assume they're still out there somewhere. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are getting less jumpy now so don't shoot off at the sound of the door opening. I can walk around the garden as long as I don't try to go anywhere near but can feed the chickens and guinea pigs without them fretting. This morning I mananged to get a pic of one of them. There were two when I started to take it but I think I got too close. I think I need to dig out the OH proper camera rather than using my phone which was on full zoom.

 

8222650293_6d7497d1b5.jpg

Untitled by gardenoftrees, on Flickr

 

 

ETA after the great suggestion we've decided they are now called Wally and Bea, just don't ask me which one this is! I can only tell when they're together as Wally is larger at 11 months and Bea is only 7 months.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So great to hear they've arrived... I love the name suggestion of Wally and Bea, that's just so cool...

 

Can't wait to hear how they settle!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are getting tamer and can at times get with about 6 ft of the female. The male seems more nervous.

 

This is a pic the OH took when we had snow ealier in the week.

 

8253792290_61dd4c1b04.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awww, lovely! How do they cope with the snow? Not sure if they would experience snow/freezing temperatures in their natural habitat? (Geography not my strong point, but it must get cold in Australia, right?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parma wallabies aren't used to snow they come from rainforests. I think they mainly miss the grass.obviously we offered hay and ready grass along with veg and dried wallaby food. They didn't seen to eat the ready grass or hay though. Maybe they were eating leaves off the shrubs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes just like the chooks. I have some pretty bare shrubs at the moment and that's the evergreen ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shirl they look lovely..

 

Wher do they sleep? Do they have a house or do they make their own :shock:

 

Can you see them of a night time sleeping together?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are classed as nocturnal but they do graze during the day too. I bought a shed for them to shelter from the weather in but they only go in it to eat so was a bit of a waste of time really. They are supposes to be fairly solitary animals, only coming together to mate but ours do seem to stick together quite well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feeling devastated this morning the OH found Bea (the female) dead. She has been killed by a fox, the male who was bigger is missing. The fence is 6ft and I can't see any gaps a fox could have dragged a wallaby through. Could he have lifted a 5kg wallaby over the fence? I guess so although the female's head is missing so how could he take both.? I was told a fox wouldn't catch an adult but it appears he can. I now have to worry about the chickens and guinea pigs.I think I'll report the male as missing to the police anyway just in case.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh no, what terrible news, you must be devastated. I hope the male turns up safe, maybe he bolted when something happened and is hiding. You poor things, what a horrible thing to find.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I'm so, so sorry to read this... :( You must be devastated...

Has there been any news on Wally yet?

 

I've seen many foxes this year, we don't seem to get them in our garden, maybe because of the dog, but I've seen them on the streets more than usual... I'm so sorry for your little Bea... :(:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



×
×
  • Create New...