This morning, it was time to catch up and check over our two ferrets, Boris and Bandit. These two live at the end of Pets Corner and you’ll often catch them running through their tunnels and generally being mischievous! Today it was time for them to get their nails trimmed and we’ve given them a little extra protection against any pesky parasites that might bother them in the warm weather. Here are a few photos of the two squirming about during the procedures. More photos on the next page! Continue reading
It’s been a week since the arrival of our golden pheasant chicks and in just one week they’ve grown and developed so much! You can still see them near pets corner in their brooder and venturing out into their new run built by our incredibly handy volunteer, Duncan. They still pop back under the heat lamp for warmth, but you’ll probably catch them out and about exploring their enclosure as their confidence and strength grows. At only 7 days, they’re already developing wing feathers and are very inquisitive! More photos on the next page.
We are proud to announce another set of exciting arrivals for the farm! Tiny baby pheasants! You can see our new little chicks and our mandarin ducklings in Pets Corner. The golden pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus) is a beautiful species that is native to the forests in mountainous areas of western China. Our adult pheasants (the parents of these little chicks) live in Pheasant Crescent in Pets Corner. The male is brightly coloured and his hens look very similar to those of female common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). More photos of the tiny new arrivals on the next page!