Little star chick rescued and raised by humans

The little star chick in the video was found by American Susan Hickman just as it hatched from its egg. The egg had fallen out of the nest and she couldn’t find out in time where it came from. So she took the tiny animal with her and raised it – the bird is now grown up, goes by the name of Klinger and lives with the Hickman family at home.

At first, Susan Hickman wasn’t at all sure if the tiny, newly hatched baby bird would survive. It had to be fed every 20 to 30 minutes around the clock – and was getting bigger, stronger and fluffier every day. The baby fluff became real feathers and Klinger even learned to speak. Originally, Hickman wanted to release the brave birdie back into the wild after he got better.

But because he sort of hatched from their hands and grew up with humans, he didn’t know bird life in the wild well enough. And so they kept the sweet star and he is now a permanent member of the family loved by all. What a beautiful story!

Don't forget: birdseed for the winter - Image: Shutterstock / wim claes

11/13/2014 – 1:23 p.m

Don’t forget: birdseed for the winter

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