Kangaroo Joey Wears Adorable Socks to Help Stop Toe-Sucking Habit

Staff at the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, New South Wales, have provided a 10-month-old kangaroo joey with a pair of socks in an adorable effort to prevent it from sucking its toes.

Frankie the kangaroo had to be rescued from her mother Ollie’s pouch at the park when she was just six months old after Ollie developed mastitis and a pouch infection.

While Frankie was in the care of zookeepers at the park, she developed a habit of sucking on her feet, causing a sore area.

Staff at the Australian Reptile Park gave Frankie a pair of breathable, organic socks to help protect them.

The socks allow Frankie to continue to be able to hop and play around while protecting her feet in the process. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful