Byrdie Bobcat DOB: Appx: April 1, 2021 Rescue Date: June 21, 2021 Release Date: TBD
See her webcam at https://video.nest.com/live/mdbyel2yTO
Meet Byrdie 12 week old female bobcat kitten rescued today from a rural area where much of the forest had been cleared for the development of 3,500 homes in Davenport. Byrdie was very dehydrated and emaciated when she collapsed in the azalea flower bed outside her finder’s home. Lucky for her they were out watching hummingbirds in their garden and saw her. They caught her last night and gave her food and water which she was eager to have. Today she was picked up and transported to our Rehab Hospital where she is settling in. She weighed in at 2 pounds but looking at her frame she should weigh approximately 3.5 pounds. She was treated for fleas and started on a deworming protocol. She was eager for dinner.
Find out more about our bobcat rescue, rehab and release program at https://bigcatrescue.org/bobcat-rehab/
June 23, 2021 Rehab bobcat exam today Byrdie got an intake exam. She tested negative for FIV and got her first vaccine. Byrdie is on routine quarantine for two weeks.
July 15, 2021 Byrdie got her final vaccines and was weighed today. She went from 1 pound 15 ounces to 5 pounds 3 ounces!! Cahira and Byrdie were introduced in the late afternoon. So far so good. Cahira is really excited to have a playmate again! Byrdie is also very intrigued by her new roomy. BigCatRescue.org/Cahira
Byrdie spent her last day inside playing dress up! Nice hat!
August 1, 2021 Byrdie and Cahira- girl talk in Bobcat Rehab
Bobcats are growing on trees around here! Byrdie’s favorite place to hide when her keepers are doing their daily rounds.