Woke up Saturday, and thought Birdie had broken his leg. He didn't seem to be in pain: ate fine, took a bath, sang, chirped. And since no vet is open in this town, I had to wait. Called bright and early Monday, got an appointment with the bird specialist.
Vet said the leg wasn't broken. There was neurological damage. Birdie can't use his left leg. It hangs there. Vet said there was nothing to be done. Ok, I can deal. Brought Birdie home and put him back in the cage.
Now Birdie has a girlfriend, named Tulip. They've been together for three or four years with no problems whatsoever. A week after the trip to the vet, Tulip decides Birdie must die. She followed him around the cage and attacked him. I thought it would blow over. But I have since separated the two.
My problem is Birdie seems frantic to get back in the her cage. He's climbing all over searching for a door. He won't shut up, like when one has gotten loose and the two of them call to each other until the lost one finds his/her way back.
It's not like their in a different room, their right next to each other. I've even switch cages, thinking he would be happy in the old cage. Nope. Still getting the chirp of the lost bird.
I am so tore. Let him back in, keep them apart. Is this like the chicken thing where she'll peck him to death?
This is a pic showing the leg dangling. If anyone has any information about how to help the neurological damage, I would appreciate it.
They didn't live in that cage, that's their "tree." There is a much larger play area they walk to for eating, bathing, playing.