When the girl took this chick away from the children, she did not yet know exactly whom she was saving her life…

This is the story of the rescue of a chick that a girl picked up in the yard. The blind and bald chick turned out to be a little woodpecker, which after a «course of rehabilitation» turned into a beautiful tame bird.

Next, from the author’s words:

A long, long time ago (more than 2 months ago to be exact) I took away a blind, bald and ugly chick from the children in the yard. I am a kind soul, and I love birds, so I decided to play chicken. A few days later the first feathers appeared. It became clear that it was a woodpecker.

And this is how the baby was fed with a special mixture through a syringe.

The chick ate quite often (not only in the morning, but also at night), so I had to carry him to work in the lab. Fortunately, my bosses were understanding — I was able to negotiate with them. Oh, by the way, the chick’s name is Boris.

While I worked, Boris was basking in the sun in a box. He even got paid a salary. With quail eggs, though. But what does it really matter? =)

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Borya is quite tame and contactable. He really likes to snooze in my arms. By the way, here he is already a full-fledged sledgehammer.

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He also likes to hide.

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By the way, the chick rather quickly began to make attempts to fly. Well, and crawling on the door jambs. I can say with confidence that there is not a single bug in the house — tested by a woodpecker =)

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Well, here he is more than a month old. He’s posing. In general, he is quite photogenic and loves to take pictures.

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In a month and a half, Boris learned not only how to fly, but also how to crawl up walls.

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Even though the chick has grown, he still likes to sit in your arms.

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And this is him dissatisfied with his walk on the balcony. He doesn’t like it there.

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And this is Boris gnawing (or rather, chiseling) the granite of science.

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Well, to summarize I would like to say — Bora is now about 3 months old. The bird is quite tame and funny. Although sometimes, when he is playing around, he pecked rather painfully. But all in all he is quite nice.

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