This magpie was rescued by a loving young family in Newport, Australia and has been coming to visit them ever since. The magpie, known to the family as Penguin is a regular visitor at the Bloom family’s home and often comes inside when it starts to rain.
In 2013 Penguin was found on the ground near to a library by Noah who is now 11. The family took Penguin in and nursed her back to health until she was well enough to fly free, but despite being given the freedom to fly away and never return, she still keeps coming back to visit the family.
Much like a cat or a dog is to your average family, Penguin is pretty much another member of the family and enjoys playing catch, sitting perched on peoples shoulders and even gets excited when they return home “It’s like a dog wagging its tail – she sits there in the tree and flaps her wings like she’s excited,” Noah’s father told ABC News.
Penguin the magpie came into the Bloom family’s home at just 3 weeks old.
The family nursed Penguin back to health with a proper magpie diet and plenty of love.
Once Penguin made a full recovery, the family let her fly free, but she kept coming back.
Since then she has become the family pet, just like a dog, only that the children love her even more says their mother Sam.
“If you flap your arms like wings – she’ll flap her wings”
Penguin has become pretty domesticated. She enjoys exploring the house and playing games.
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