Kevin and Karl – Turkeys at RestQ Sanctuary

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Kevin and Karl – Turkeys at RestQ Sanctuary

Rest.Q Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and not just because it’s nestled in the trees on Mayne Island. No, the residents of this small sanctuary make it one of the nicest places to visit.

These residents include tropical birds, a herd of Alpacas, ducks, chickens, rabbits, chinchillas, pigs, and more. All in all, they now have 130 animals living there.

Ty and David take great care of them all, and provide a home for these animals who were destined for the dinner plate or lives spent in confinement and unhappiness.

Two of the most popular residents are Kevin and Karl, the turkeys. They are 2 giant toms who like to sit on laps. Which is nice, but did I mention they are giant?

Kevin and Carl are broad breasted turkeys who came to Rest.Q after they were ordered for Christmas dinner. The person who ordered them had a change of heart and couldn’t see them “dressed” for dinner.

They are both now 3 years old and will live 10-12 years with exemplary care (which of course they will get at Rest.Q). They – like most turkeys – are very curious by nature, very gentle, and friendly. They follow visitors to the sanctuary around the farm, of course sit on laps, and generally seek constant companionship.

They also make the most wonderful sounds – a range from a deep throbbing, thumping sound to chirping and almost barking.

For more information about Rest.Q and to support their work, visit their website.

We also have a page of info on turkeys.

[thanks to Paul for asking me to write about these 2 guys.]



July 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

woohoo! kevin and karl are two of the most amazing animals ever. so cute, affectionate and lovable. anyone that meets them will be instantly in love, i guarantee it.


July 25, 2009 at 9:59 am

I third the turkey love! I’d never seen a (live) turkey up close before visiting Rest.Q and was amazed at the amount of personality Kevin and Karl have and how gentle they are. I can’t wait to visit them again.


July 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm

You should post that Youtube video of them in action! They are fighting to get on people’s laps! Turkeys are the best.

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