Good morning all! I am delighted to announce the news that I have been chosen as the carer of the most beautiful bird, 'Scruffy' a male ringneck with PBFD. Although Scruffy is loved, he has quite a sad story. Because his owner has a number of rescue birds, when he tested positive for PBFD, he was moved to her parents home. She visits him daily to care for him, but in the main, he has spent most of his life alone with very little interaction. He is very easily frightened and nervous, and hides away in his box at the bottom of his cage the minute anything scares him. He is not tame, and not (willingly) handleable. This is even more exaggerated in his case than commonly seen in his species.
Being so disabled myself now, most of my time is spent at home, so the lonely, long days will soon be over for Scruffy. I have set him up a large cage right at the side of my chair, will also folds out to be my bed. (Will put video of cage set up in the appropriate section)
I am in no rush to 'tame' this dear bird, he may never become tame as such, but I accept him and will love and treasure him as he is, and as he chooses to be. I do hope however, that tame or not, he will learn that I am not to be feared, and of no threat to him.
He is completely flightless, and tail-less, and often falls from the top of his cage with a crashing wallop to the floor. The design and set of of his new cage here does of course, take these distressing problems in to consideration.
I will do all I can to bring sunshine, light and warmth in to this isolated little victim of circumstances life, and make his world a happier, safer place to be.
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