EDMOND – 4 1/2 year old Triton wishes his birdcage wasn’t empty, especially because Thursday it was bursting with life after this special little boy found a tropical bird near his northern Edmond home.
Turns out it had somehow escaped the zoo.
Triton’s mom, Jessica Muchmore, says he was outside when he spotted the Australian Lorakeet.
“He kept signing bird, bird and I kept saying do you want some chicken?
I thought he wanted chicken and he was saying bird, bird. He was persistent and I looked and there was this beautiful bird sitting on the light.”
Triton is the light of this family’s world but his beginning was dark. With no abnormalities found during pregnancy, Jessica will never forget what the doctor said shortly after Triton’s birth.
“He was as white as a ghost. He couldn’t mutter a single word. All he could do was walk up to me and grab my hand and say I’m sorry, we’re going to fly him out. I hope he survives.”
He survived and now thrives when many with the DNA mutation ” Pfeiffer Syndrome Type Three” don’t. His mom says he’s doing really well.
“The Pfieffer Syndrome creates a protein in your body at an excessive rate.”
His skull and many joints are fused. This creates multiple problems which include some vision, hearing and breathing.
But this little guy doesn’t let it stand in his way nor do his three brothers. they’re rough and tough and ready for anything especially a wayward bird.
The bird named “No Name” is back with his buddies at the zoo now. Zoo spokesperson Tara Henson said Triton was a life saver for this bird.
“It’s certainly not used to the colder temperatures – and not used to being attacked by a predator.”
This family also believes Triton saved theirs.
“He transformed me my husband our hearts the way we view the world the way we see people. You don’t wake up and worry about how the day is going to end. As long as you wake up it’s a good day.”
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