In July of 2014 while walking around Susan found a cracked bird egg just laying on the ground, when she picked up the egg, she was shocked to see that a baby starlet was alive inside. This is the story of that bird from day one to his one-year birthday.
Birds rehabbers warned Susan that the bird will not make it and surely die, she thought otherwise and decided to raise him by herself, she named him Klinger and took him home. The first two weeks were hard as Susan needed to feed Klinger every 20-30 minutes, this was very exhausting, but Susan felt she had a strong connection with the baby she saved.
As time went by, linger got bigger, his feathers began to grow and he finally learned to feed himself! Over the year Klinger personality began to emerge and Susan felt rejoiced that she could save a life and it was playful and adventurous, Susan had always planned to realise Kliger back into the wild when he was ready, but she soon found out that would be impossible.
” Klinger was raised as an only bird from the day he hatched. A single bird cannot be raised without imprinting on its caretaker. Imprinting is a special learning process which occurs early in life through which an animal develops a sense of species identification.” That is why Susan feared that the bird would not survive in the wild. The good news was that where she lived you are allowed to keep birds as pets so Klinger has a home forever with his adopted mom. Watch the heartwarming video below and share with your friends
Source: Little Things