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Old 29 December 2009, 03:52 PM
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Icon105 Bird nurses bunnies back to health

Comment: Is this a real story, or just a photo set-up?

These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and
orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these
three were not doing very well.

Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon that we have
here in rehab. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking
in...even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.

Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in the cage, so I hurriedly
picked Noah up from the front of the cage so I could look inside. And
to my surprise...there was the tiny bunny...under Noah's wing...sound
asleep! The bunny had crawled through the cage....preferring a
featherbed, no doubt.

Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When
the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he extends his wings
out to surround them..and they snuggle. When one of them moves and
they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under
him with his beak!!!!! This is amazing!!!

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Old 29 December 2009, 04:27 PM
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Wouldn't surprise me to see them using a pigeon/dove for brooding. Softbills (male and female) love brooding and don't seem to care what it is. Or even if it's alive or inanimate.
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Old 29 December 2009, 05:26 PM
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Old 29 December 2009, 06:02 PM
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Cute overload! I need some coffee after all that sweetness. The updated picture is pretty neat. I wonder if my dog would get along with a pigeon......
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Old 29 December 2009, 06:15 PM
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Here is more cute from the website Jenn linked.

talk about cute overload!
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Old 12 May 2010, 12:21 AM
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The photos are the property of the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch ( and its owner tells me that its book "Noah and the Bunnies" is scheduled to be coming out just about now. Also, here's an update on Noah, the protective pigeon.
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Old 12 May 2010, 11:59 PM
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Oh that picture with the baby squirrel! It makes me want to cry from the cuteness.
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