I have not been on for a long while.
B.B's story or at least some of it can be found here.
So thought it time to do an update.
I have moved and now have a bird room and an aviary.
B.B. is doing great, but I did have a problem or at least she did.
PLEASE NOTE WARNING!!!
I run a mixed flock. This is not something to take lightly. Problems can cause the demise of a bird.
I have a Sun Conure in and she had been allowed to be with the other birds.
Since Christmas she had been well behaved. For some reason this changed.
Maybe she feels more comfortable now and has started to exert her powers.
Stroppy rat. Anyway I came home to find B.B. had a bloody beak. I went into panic mode and grabbed her to look at what the damage was. I spent a bit of time cleaning her up so I could see. That first day I was concerned that if the beak was too bad she would not be able to eat. I kept an eye on her weight and kept her in the bird room where i could also watch her poohs. First two days she dropped weight, then I see her eating. Day three she had lost a bit more weight. It then occurred to me she maybe missing being with the flock so let her back out with them. Next day I got this photo of her.
She is scratching her head on the branch. You can also see the damage to her beak. It could of been so much worse. Beaks do get ripped off. Luck was on her side and it seems to me Poppy just gave her beak a squeeze.
Next day I see Poppy go up against Dexter and that was that. She now is in the bird room until I figure out what to do with her. This could be rehoming, but not what I want for her. She came in because of her screaming, as Sun Conures tend to do when they are not getting what they want. In her case her human company. And why they tend to get moved around once they start.
She sure looks happy enough back in there. And I did see here laying on a cross beam, where she rolled over on her back so that she could have a scratch with her locked up feet. A reminder of how she looked when I took her in.