Radio host left bleeding after being attacked by bird during live broadcast

Radio host left bleeding after being attacked by bird during live broadcast

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Radio host Amanda Keller was attacked by a bird during her recent show broadcast on WSFM radio, and was even left bleeding.

The presenter was hosting her show, Jonesy and Amanda, with her co-host Brendan Jones, when she was nipped by a colourful lorikeet.

The radio stars have become bird babysitters this week as they have been caring for a 19-year-old pet bird and bringing her to the studio for their broadcast.

The presenter decided that a fantastic time to give Blaze (the elderly lorkieet) a bath would be mid-show, stating that the owner said she loved having a nice clean.

Amanda was protected from water splashes in a pink poncho and plastic gloves, but sadly was not protected from getting a nip from Blaze who was very much uninterested in being bathed.

When luring the bird with a grape didn’t work, Amanda placed her hand inside the cage and tried to remove Blaze by grabbing her – which she did not enjoy and gave her a peck to tell her so.

The nip was small but did draw blood with Amanda yelping out in pain. 

Amanda was nipped by the bird (Picture:Instagram/ jonesyandamanda)

The tiny cut on her hand was barely visible (Picture:Instagram/ jonesyandamanda)

‘Look thank you, blood,’ she said pointing to the tiny mark on her knuckle, she then said sarcastically: ‘What a dreadful injury I’ve had.’

She also joked: ‘It was like the [time] when I was a kid and the neighbours had a kitten and I wanted it to wear a little doll’s dress. That didn’t end well either.’

Explaining why the pair are looking after a bird, a caption on another post from the duo read: ‘For those unfamiliar with the story, we’re looking after Craig’s beloved 19-year-old rainbow lorikeet for a week while he visits his 82-year-old mother for her birthday in Broken Hill – the first time in over three years!’ 

The presenter was geared up to bathe the bird (Picture:Instagram/ jonesyandamanda)

Blaze has only joined the radio show for one week (Picture:Instagram/ jonesyandamanda)

The co-hosts have shared many updates over the week, and even cleaned Blaze’s cage mid-show. 

In one video, they showed how comfortable the lorikeet has become with Amanda, even showing how she’s happy to sit on Amanda’s shoulder while she’s presenting the 6 am to 9 am show. 

Fans have loved the special guest on the radio show and complimented Amanda and Brendan.

‘She adorable, and has settled in well at WSFM, proves your both doing a great job, the cage cleaning is the worst bit,’ said Julie.thompson.940098 on Instagram.

‘Oh this is adorable!!! What a sweetie,’ said theretromumma. 

Jonesy and Amanda’s show continues on weekdays at 6am to 9am on WSFM 101.7.

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