Puddings & Toyboys

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An Alarming Feather

When cleaning the bottom of Perry & Lennie’s cage, I found a feather with the end of the shaft caked in blood.  As you can see from the photos, it looked pretty horrible:

Bloody feather

Close-up of bloody feather

 

My instinct is that it was Lennie’s feather, though I briefly wondered if it was Bezukhov’s feather that had floated across to their cage.  I spent the next hour or so watching the two of them & waiting for them to raise their wings so I could see if there was any problem, but all was well.  It seems strange that such a scary looking feather should not leave a trace of where it came from; it looks like it was violently wrenched from a wing.

Oh well…. another worrying day when sharing your life with birds….!

Lennie preening

 

 

Squawking

During their last moult, there were a couple of days when Atilla would squawk very loudly at intervals.  It was like she was in pain & she kept moving her wing around from the shoulder joint.  I wondered if she had landed somewhere a bit funny & caught her wing. 

I was quite relieved a few days after to find one of her wing feathers at the bottom of the cage with dried blood at the end of it.  I am not sure what had happened with the feather, but I was glad she was rid of it.  The squawking was quite upsetting at the time!