South Derbyshire had to take extra measures recently due to an outbreak of Bird flu. Thankfully these restrictions have now been lifted, however the standard measures are still in place.
⚠️⚠️⚠️All kept birds must still be housed indoors until further notice.⚠️⚠️⚠️
It seems this is the worst case of Avian Flu the country has seen and precautionary measures should be taken seriously. Our birds are all still currently housed indoors and all wild birds needing our care must be seen by a veterinarian for signs of Avian flu first.
A big thank you to Matt Smith Vets in Clay Cross, Derbyshire for checking these two pigeons over and providing antibiotics. Wildlife Angel Mark found the two birds at work and was worried they looked unwell. He contacted us and then made arrangements with the vets. Due to the current Avian flu (bird flu) epidemic all birds have to be checked by a veterinarian before we can take the bird into our care. Thankfully the birds are showing no signs of avian flu so Mark was able to bring them to us after their check up and we will care for them until ready for release.💙🧡💛
We have released a few wild birds this afternoon that were ready to leave us as the sun has finally made an appearance. Our aviaries are still busy with injured Wildlife though. All birds coming into the centre must currently be checked for signs of Avian flu by a veterinarian first before we can make an appointment.
Lilly and Daisy are around 15 months old and joined their previous family as young guinea pigs. They have come into our care due to a change in family circumstances. A request we feel we will sadly see much more of this year. We wish the family much love and success for the future.