Recently, Josemar Milli made a surprising discovery when he noticed his rescued parrot, Louro, spending time over at a hollowed out fencepost on the edge of his farm in Brazil.
Louro’s behavior was strange for the bird as she always slept at home but for three nights she was sleeping elsewhere. Milli went to investigate and was startled to see Louro protecting three tiny kittens!
He filmed his discovery and shared it on TikTok:
Louro seems to be showing her rescued “babies” to Milli.
Louro knows a thing or two about being rescued. She was found by Milli’s family back in 2008. They were walking in the forest when they spotted two orphaned baby parrots on the ground. They took the birds home, raised them without cages, and released them back into the wild. Louro’s sibling flew off but she decided to stay with the family.
Milli took the kittens home where they could be properly cared for.
After the kittens were taken out of the fencepost, Louro continued to keep a close watch on her little, furry rescues.
Milli later explained to the Dodo that the hollowed out post is Louro’s part time nesting spot, but it appears to have been taken over by a cat. The bird had been trying to look after the kittens after they were abandoned by their mother, who Milli suspected to be the neighbours cat.
Fortunately, Milli’s cat decided to step up to help.
And Milli’s daughters are adopting the kittens.
They are also helping nurse the kittens. But with Louro keeping an eye on everything, of course.
A few days after their rescue, the kittens have found new lodgings to huddle in – Milli’s shoes!
It’s wonderful to see the kittens now part of the Milli family thanks to Louro, who knows all about finding a home when you desperately need one.