Yes, you read the title correctly. To quote Don, “This was a Leslie trip.” Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm has been voted one of the best roadside attractions in America and it is a lot of fun for $5. You get two big cups of feed, coins for duck food, and Lorikeet food as part of the entry fee, so Leslie was in heaven. As you can see she got to feed donkeys, deer, goats, ostriches, ducks and Lorikeets (well sort of, more about that later.) We went on a very uncrowded day. That seemed like a good thing, except when you are the only one with food, the animals get a little pushy. The donkeys were the nicest. The goats in the hole in the wall were the second nicest. You can see they have a place where the goats stick their heads through holes and you feed them – they are so nice and polite when they take it from you. The ostrich on the other hand…you must watch out for them. You can see the picture of the one that was fussing at Leslie because she was not moving fast enough. Now for the Lorikeets….here is a hint…NEVER be the only person in a Lorikeet habitat with food. Leslie was attacked, one on her shoulder, two on her wrist and another fighting to get on her arm. They knocked the cup out of her hand as you can see from the picture. Sure, when you go to a crowded place and they are mostly full and there are 50 people in there with food, the birds seem so nice. The last picture shows one donkey who would smile to get his food. It was so cute! Anyway, if you love to feed and pet animals and you are ever in Arizona, you should definitely stop by.
January 18th, 2013 – Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm – Picacho, AZ