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Last Post 18-06-2013 1:07 PM by  Helen W
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10-06-2013 3:16 PM

    We've had Bobby near 6 weeks now. And in that time, due to his over excitement he'd managed to bend two of his large flight feathers. 


    Following a visit to the vet, they were subsequently pulled as they were blood feathers and although he'd managed to chew one off, the other was at an akward angle and as soon as the vet moved it, it started bleeding. 


    Well, he managed to get a strop on yesterday and subsequently bend the last one. Which he then chewed off within a one small flight a moment later, fell off. 


    My problem now though is he's no flight feathers on one side. And has subsequently become pretty clumsy and reluctant to fly. The vet did inform me he's been badly clipped before right the way across all feathers. 


    So, is it really safe to leave him like this? He doesn't fly too much, but like's to flap in his cage. Hence why he's bent the feathers in the first place. He's been going through a moult, as he's lost around seven in total so far. And they're full feathers, (bar the chop) I'm just concerned new mum... bless him. 



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    12-06-2013 6:52 AM
    Don't have any perches up too high within his cage and if he likes to flap, not too many dangly toys either.

    silly question I know but is his cage large enough for him to have a good flap? I have birds that like to 'hover' fly and for those guys they are cages larger than they need to give them a bit more space.

    The beauty of feathers is they will grow quite quickly, the challenge it to stop him from chewing as they grow and keeping him safe until such time as they are through.

    Keep us up to date ith his progress and worry not, we are all overly worried when it comes to our own Fids LOL
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    13-06-2013 12:28 PM

    Thanks, his cage is big enough. It used to house a cockatoo But maybe his perch is a little higher than it should be. I'll try bringing it down a few notches when he's next out of it. 


    I think we all defo worry. The slightest thing.... just shows I care, he's so cute... 



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    13-06-2013 3:44 PM

    yep his cage is well big enough

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    16-06-2013 1:53 PM
    Then I'm sure with you keeping an eye on him he will be absolutely fine!!
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    18-06-2013 11:53 AM

    It was great to meet you Kerstin.  


    We're keeping a close eye on him, although much more reluctant to come out of his cage and fly from the perch's he was doing he's not doing too bad. 


    Still trying to test me though, and today instead of taking his food from my hand like usual, and getting a good boy and a click, he went to bite me. So... back in his cage he went for 10 mins and I ignored him. Went back to do the same piece of training (with the clicker again) and he complied. 


    Funny characters when they don't get their own way though.... will have to watch this cheeky thing.. 



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    18-06-2013 1:07 PM
    It sounds like he's learning though
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