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PostSubject: My Wallaby Family   Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:05 pm

This is one of the Wallaby families that visit twice a day to munch grass.













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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:38 pm

Gee, they're in very good condition, Gwen, must be plenty of food for them. We only get a really dark, almost black wallaby here. Do you know what sort yours are? Do they ever eat any of your plants?
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:07 pm

Betty wrote:
Gee, they're in very good condition, Gwen, must be plenty of food for them.

Exactly what I was thinking.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:37 am

You're lucky to have a family visit. The ones around here are very nervous and rarely see them.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:18 am

WOW...what fabulous photos...thanks Gwen, you have lovely visitors.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:26 am

They are lovely and it is particularly nice to see the family out. I also get wallabies but not this close. What a joy!
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:44 am

great shots!

how do you tell the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo?
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:59 am

Great looking Family Gwen ...So Healthy Thanks for Sharing

Tessa your answer http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/animal-diaries/index.php?diary=872
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:22 am

Yes BETTY they get plenty of their natural food .They are not always in family groups but right now there are plenty of bucks around as its one of the breeding seasons.Once they mate the bucks are off on their own and its the mums left to do the raising of the kids.They sometimeshave twins.
They are the AGILE Wallaby.
Tessa I THINK ma has beaten me to answer your question.That is an excellent thread ma put on.


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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:51 am

They are a fine looking family, I hope they stay around for you to enjoy.

We used to have some here, but I think when we built our house, that was the final straw for them and I haven't seen any here for some months now...Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:07 am

Gwen, do you mean that everything in your garden is natural food for the wallabies, or that they leave your garden alone and just eat what wallabies eat? LOL . We have big roos in our garden and I don't see any damage that could be attributed to them I must admit.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:40 am

cool link, m-a, thanks.
i will try to keep that in mind.
from those pics....it's not hard to tell that those are wallabies.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Betty so sorry I did't answer all your question. Regards what they eat, they only eat the native grasses ,I have never had them eat my plants , only one thing they love is the commonest Hibiscus flowers but not off the plant ,only the next day when the flowers are on the ground under the bush , they love them.
I have a friend in a drier part of town [no red soil] that has lits of wallaby ,but they eat lots of her plants.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:40 am

awww how cute are they, great lawn mowers as well, is their poos good for the garden scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:31 am

Id say yes to that Cheryl they eat vegetation like cows
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:47 am

We have never planted a proper lawn here, Gwen, so it must be the native grass that the roos come in here for too, like your wallabies. Nice that they prefer that to flowers, unlike the possums which want to eat everything they shouldn't. I feel for your friend who can't supply them with grass, it's a wonder she could be bothered planting anything.
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PostSubject: Re: My Wallaby Family   Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:41 pm

No problems Tessa, Interesting info all the same..
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