Maggie and Muggins
Having a ball
Great mark Muggins
Viewers' questions about Maggie and Muggins
Q: Does the dog ever bite Muggins?
A: Maggie has never bitten Muggins - however Muggins very often gives Maggie a peck or tries to pull her hair out. If he gets too rough, Maggie gives him a shove, but she has never snapped at him
Q: How old are they?
A: Maggie is 3 years old and Muggins is about to turn 1.
Q: Can the magpie fly?A: Muggins can fly with the best of them - we would never have allowed such close contact in the first place unless Muggins could get away from Maggie whenever he wanted.
Q: Do they live on the Island?
A: Yes, in Sixth Avenue. Muggins has made friends with all our immediate neighbours and often drops in to see them and give them a song.
Q: Does the Magpie come and go?
A: Since he could fly, Muggins has been free to come and go as he wishes. He is most certainly not a “pet” magpie.
Q: How do you know Muggins is a male?
A: Truthfully? We don’t - we’re guessing. It will be some time yet before we know for sure.
Q: Does the magpie rely on you to feed him?
A: We give him a bit of mince several times a day when he asks for it, but we are only supplementing his natural diet of insects and worms.
Q: If they share food, could you show us that please?
A: When Maggie is eating her bone, quite often Muggins will ‘help’ - we haven’t caught that on video yet, but we’ll keep trying!
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The Green Thing
Contributors : Kate McKinnon and Jack Pearce
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