We called Wildlife Victoria but they couldn’t send a rescuer, so on their instructions we set off to take it to the Bundoora Veterinary Hospital. Only 5 minutes from home we saw a driver pulled up awkwardly at a roundabout attempting to scoop up a corella she had accidentally hit. We wound down the window and explained to the incredulous lady that we could very easily take it (along with the cockatoo we already had) to the vet hospital. Ben then had two cardboard boxes on his lap in the passenger seat… but unfortunately the top one was not as easy to close securely and ten minutes later the corella woke up. Our battered but energetic new friend freaked-out, managed to wrestle its way out of the box and hopped on to the dashboard where it flapped around squawking and leaving ‘free samples’ everywhere. Cue the hazard lights and super-slow driving! We made it to the vet in one piece, passed over the poor-but-pesky-parrots and happily signed over all responsibility, wishing the little fellas lots of luck for a full recovery. Unfortunately the cocky wasn’t given a good prognosis but the corella was only concussed and a bit battered. His digestive system was in full working order as the state of my dashboard could attest. So we believe a full recovery is likely there!
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