Hip Hip Hooray, it's World Penguin Day
Happy World Penguin Day to everyone who loves them as much as we do…
...at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston our vets have treated and have cared for birds such as Small Psittacines (Budgies and Cockatiels), Large Psittacines (Parakeets and Parrots), Poultry, Raptors, Owls, Game birds, Passerines, Softbills, Waterfowl, Racing pigeons, Ratites and Penguins!!!
We also treat all the zoo animals at West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park, its very interesting work and involves dealing with a wide variety of species including reptiles, birds, monkeys etc. You may see our staff at the park, as they do regular visits there.
Check out some of the wonderful 'exotics' that we have treated at our Manor Vets, Edgbaston...
The Emperor Penguin is the biggest of the 18 penguin species and largest of all birds? There are estimated to be (2017) approximately 595,000 adult Emperors today, and from birth, they spend their entire life around the Antarctic ice. These wondrous critters also incubate their eggs like other birds; only they can do so in temperatures nearing -50 degrees Celsius – that’s cold!
Emperor Penguins are the tallest… about 4 feet tall. The smallest, Little Blue, stands about 16 inches. And Penguins are excellent swimmers with the fastest penguin swimmer getting up to about 22 mph.
We are fortunate at Manor Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusuastic staff.