Severe moult, long beak and a strange growth
19 November 2019
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As you know, from my earlier post (click here: Three near-flightless birds), we are having a pretty bad moult season. Since that post, Lennie has lost more flight feathers resulting in one wing being, well…. not much use as a wing.
It has not stopped him from feeding Dalai:
One-Wing Lennie chatting with Dalai
Lennie feeding Dalai
To add to that, Dalai decided to grow his beak…
Dalai’s long beak
…that the vet trimmed down yesterday. She also investigated a strange thing beside his beak that I had noticed a few weeks ago. At first I thought it was a stuck seed, then I wondered if it was a strange feather. The vet confirmed it was fleshy & attached to him, similar to a skin tag. She whipped it off pretty smartly. Hopefully, whatever it was, it will not grow back.
Dalai being held by the vet
Dalai’s trimmed beak & strange growth prior to removal