How you can help our Australian wildlife this summer
After a few hot days, it is not uncommon for our wildlife to become dehydrated and suffer from heat stress.
You might notice wildlife coming down to ground level searching for water (especially possums). Birds will open their beaks or hold their wings away from their body and some animals will even have burnt feet from walking on hot tarmac or a hot roof.
How you can help our native friends:
Place shallow containers of water around your garden at varying heights (remember to put a stick or rock in them so if animals fall in they can get back out again)
Keep cats and dogs inside and supervised at all times to prevent them preying on vulnerable wildlife
If you find an animal suffering from heat stress call us as soon as possible and we can give you the best advice.