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2020 - 2022 Gidget wombat arrives 1.5kg released dec 2022 BACK IN CARE DUE TO MANGE ABOUT

Milk sleeps and showing her little tail starting to look betterLittle Gidget was rescued on Wombeyan caves road, her mum was hit by a car and Gilbert was half out of the pouch when a kind passer by rescued her and we were able to pick her up. She has a compound tail fracture thats healing and is such a fidget. Week 2 and she's settled in nicely. 

Little Gidget is a real fidget, hence her name.  She cannot sit still even for a cudddle. She came to us in early November at 1.5 kg  with a broken tail (yes they have small tails) At that size her fur was coming along and she would have been full-time in pouch, until mum was hit by a car.  She was just not doing so well initially, and a visit to Dr Howard Ralph revealed she also had Toxoplasmosis.Once treated she thrived, munching on grass and skulling her bottle before off and running around with her buddy Willow. Highly strung is how we would describe her.

March 2022 

Gidget still in care she and her buddy Willow got liver fluke and its been taking months to deal with consequences. Prolonged wet wether has been the issue 

Moved to Nursery wombatorium while main wombatorium rested to allow liver fluke to die out. Her budy Willow was bitten by a snake (followed a rat tunnel into wombatorium)  she did not make it very sadly. Gidget could be heard calling for her most of the night for over 3 week's we comforted her best as we could. 

On Millies arrival and once she wa due out of our hospital shed, Gidget moved up to her old wombatorium that we use for releases, she settled quickly. 

Gidget and Willow July 2021 they do love each other, snuggling together 

Dec 2nd Gidget starts her soft release, and wombat swing door opened. Shes in her fav burrow more often than not a few week's later,  she can come and go at her pace now to fully join the wild world. Gidget is 6 months older than normal release and a healthy 27 kg kept longer due to liver fluke issues and settling after losing Willow. She's a quite confident girl now 

we halted Gidgets release till we eradicate mange completely from the valley. Females disperse so once she's feeling comfy with wild life she could travel a fair way away and catch mange on her journey from here. We know from other landowners around us its only in the valley we live at the top of.