Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Beaker Event

My nephew found a little cardinal outside our door today. She had been hurt so we cleaned her face with q-tips. We placed her in a terrarium meant to be for a fairy garden. She seemed to improve once we cleaned her off and gave her some alone time.We named her Beaker. She stood on our fingers, looked around and even sang a bit. Sadly, she went to birdie heaven within a couple of hours after her 'perk up'. I'm glad to know that her final hours were spent protected from prey, in a fairy terrarium!


  1. Birds are so fragile and go into shock so easily. I am glad she lived her last moments being cared for and feeling secure.

  2. Covering the terrarium, then taking her to a wildcare center or vet might have been more humane, though. It's always heartbreaking when an animal dies, but birds hold a very special place in my heart. I am sorry for your loss.