Giraffe slobber and greedy birds

Discussion in 'Just For Fun!' started by LizM, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. LizM

    LizM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Heart of the Heart of Dixie
    My daughter got the biggest kick out of feeding the giraffe at the zoo today but she said she got giraffe slobber on her hands (yes, we used anti-bacterial gel on her hands afterwards).
    [​IMG]

    Then the Lorakeets are so greedy it is unreal.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The Lorakeet on my hubby's hand drew blood right after this shot trying to get to the nectar cup he was holding!
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks for sharing these, Liz, I like them, though I am sure your husband did NOT like to be bitten by the lorikeet, ouch :shock:
     
  3. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,889
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    S.E. Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Arn't Lories beutifull birds? And such fun! We keep birds, but few as small as the Lories, mostly macaws and cockatoos. Now, those are birds that draw blood, but most often they are such gentle giants. Thanks for sharing the pics Lix, looks like your daughter had great fun... being slobered on. :drool:
     
  4. TPOL

    TPOL TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    PA
    neat shots! thanks for sharing, but i heard on the tv that the gel handsanitizer does not work against ecoli (sp)...you need hot soapy water...i dont want to scare you but i thought i would let you know
     
  5. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,889
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    S.E. Indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    On the slightly "off" topic of handsanitizer and other slobber related issues, I can make a commit. The human mouth is one of the dirtiest mouths (germ wise) in the animal world. For instance, our dog and parrots mouths are almost sterile compaired to ours. We are more likely to make then sick than they us if somehow we were to exchange a little slobber. Just a little food for thought.
     
  6. LizM

    LizM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Heart of the Heart of Dixie
    Thanks for the comments guys! Yeah, the bird bite was no fun! Cockatoos are greta birds. Used to be one I'd visit at the local dept store pet dept when I was a kid. The sign said "My name is Chester and I bite!" but anytime I walked into the area he ran over to the side of his cage and jammed his head against the bars so I could scratch behind his ears.

    On the sanitizer thing - I know the gel is far from perfect but Giraffe's certainly aren't carion eaters so I wasn't too worried. The Lorikeets dirty little feet worried me more and soap and water was available after that!

    Yup, human mouths very dirty! But I still think dogs are worse - look at what they eat!!!!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

giraffe slobber