Sunshine passed away July 10th without warning. I found her at the bottom of the cage that morning. Sunshine hatched with severe spinal deformities that made it impossible for her to fly (fused shoulders) and even play normally. Her hunched back caused her to always be off balance, and she couldn't preen her lower back and vent area. She never let her deformities get her down though! She could climb anything and anywhere! Sunshine was always in good spirits!
Sunshine beat the odds in a "parrot mill" facility where she was hatched for Petsmart. She somehow ended up being shipped to the store, where she sat in isolation for weeks waiting to be adopted. How she slipped through their "vet assured" pet program is a mystery to me! I am so glad I gave her a spoiled and happy year.
NOW she gets to know what it is really like to FLY FREE!
__________________ "So often do we look at art, so rarely do we see." Pablo Picasso