Turkey, Laurie, Charlottesville discussed on Animal Radio

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It's animal radio celebrating the connection with our pets. The chicken chick is just around the corner. Yeah, chicken kick is what I said. That's her name. She's a she's a chicken guru when she has a brand new chicken book out. You might remember her from an earlier chicken interview we had. And so get your chickens bring them around the radio because they'll be interested also. Laurie, what are you working on over there in the newsroom? Well, for those of us who have dogs and cats, regular pets, an incredible, I'm going to tell you about this it's an interactive art exhibit that is custom made, I mean, it must be gosh, I can only compare it to maybe a human being on LSD or something. What a trip. It's made just for dogs and cats, and as I say LSD tater walks in now. Here's the LSD doing talking. We're kidding about the dog. Of course. I mean, this is just so out of this world and the extent to which they went to make this a great experience is incredible. So we'll share that one with you. Hi, Brenda. Hi, how are you? Good. How are you doing? I'm doing well. Yes, go ahead. I was going to ask you where you are today. Well, I'm asking for Kenya. Okay. Yes, central Virginia, you're not far from Charlottesville. I know that you have a question. I have a question about a Turkey. Okay, Turkey. Oh. It's kind of what the star story that but basically what happened is it fell off of a Turkey truck going to slaughter. In the middle of an interstate. And I rescued it to make a long story short. I got it struggled it and got it into the back of my car, took it home, have it in a dog pen. And I know nothing about Turkey. And it's been a couple of days and I'm having a hard time getting to eat or drink. I've tried the wild Turkey feed. I've tried to crack corn and he's drinking a little bit of water but he's off the walking around and seems to be doing fine. Okay. That is a crazy story. You fell off of a Turkey truck. Yes, yes. Oh my gosh. Was he around the Purdue farms or anything like that? They have a lot of Turkey farms around us. And they mass produce them and I don't know if it's the fact that he was too fed because he's huge. I don't know if he's two types of feeding like they do sometimes the force feeding or because he doesn't seem to know how to eat. He's fully feathered. He's, how about how much does this guy weigh? Oh, this guy weighs probably 50 pounds. Okay, so he's a big help. Okay. Well, you know, as far as the sad thing about the Turkey industry is, like, if we cross over to the pets, is that these guys in captivity aren't really like the domestically bread turkeys? They're really not here for the long term. So I actually tend to be bred for really big body size and they really don't live really past a year of age. And they can actually have some problems with their body weight becoming so big for themselves. So I don't know if we're dealing with something like that as far as diet in general housing recommendations I can tell you for turkeys is that we definitely want to go with more of like a Turkey feed. So if you've gone to one of the feed stores and gotten that, that would be what I would say most of these places in the production facility they're not with a big bird like that likely going to be tube feeding a large bird. He should be eating something more on a regular feed scale. You can also try adding in fresh vegetables, fruits, make sure he's got some grasses to kind of forage. And the other thing would be to make sure he's got lots of room because these guys obviously they're pretty big, even though they don't fly. You know, he needs he needs to have lots of room. And then the other thing would be where your housing him, because a lot of these poultry can actually have fear of predators, sometimes they will not thrive if they feel like they're vulnerable. So we can give them visual things to hide around. So sometimes we'll put a perimeter fence. Like a three, three foot kind of guard around the fencing, just so he kind of hides. Shreds. Who's visited him? The wire. See how the wild Turkey's already come into payment? Have you named him? No, have you named your Turkey? Yeah, thank you. Gilbert Cooper. Great. He has a lot to be thankful for, doesn't he? Yes, he does. I mean, he survived the fall off the truck he survived me getting in my car. I mean, you know, I hate to see him just, you know, waste away and die, but yeah, I think he's pretty lucky you two found each other for a reason. It looks like you now have a pet Turkey. Yeah, I was just trying to figure out how to get him to eat and everything. He's just now started walking. So it appears that he's never walked before. You know, because he's really not injured. So he's never walked so I guess he's like I said the way they say them in captivity. Yeah, and they do just they get so big that they actually physically can't support their own weight. So yeah, that could be kind of the dark side, the Turkey industry there, huh? Well, I appreciate your time and your suggestions. Thank you so much. Thank you for your question. Good luck. Bye bye. Fed up on the board there. Doctor Debbie did the iguana. She did the what was it last week? There was the African grays, dogs, the cats. Skunks. You're listening to animal radio. Call the Dream Team now with the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Roll over. Hey, wait a minute, you haven't taught me how to do that trick. I'm giving my paw though. It's not very good at doing tricks. Time for your amazing dog watch. And there he goes. Buddy, the dog climbs trees. I've never seen one climate tree before. That's Jerry. She's buddy's dog owner, or a human companion or a dog roommate, whatever you want to call her. He's been climate trees since he was a puppy. 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