22 March 2016
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Yesterday, Phineas was being his normal self, regurgitating, eating, regurgitating, preening, regurgitating & regurgitating. I went & sat at the other side of the room for a few minutes but when I returned to him he had a splash of red on his cheek. It looked like a beetroot stain but I knew it was not as they had not had beetroot (nothing can escape my powers of deduction!) I could only assume it was blood!
A panic set in as I tried to work out what had caused it. There was no fight as I was there the whole time & Bezukhov was in the manor whilst Phineas was in the Silver Villa. Did he catch it on something? If he did, there would be blood over something else. I looked over the cage but did not see any blood elsewhere. In the meantime, Phineas was being his normal self. It clearly was not bothering him at all.
I decided that a small blood feather on his cheek must have burst. Fortunately, there was no drama (Phinny missed a trick there!) & life has (thankfully) carried on as normal.
Phineas eating despite his rosy-cheek