Feeling Pretty Good
Dr Linda Contos saw Steve on his follow-up to his first appointment, where it was discovered that his bloody underwing was the result of ingrown feathers. The wing is still pretty raw but healthy – he’s not worrying or chewing there any more, so the removal of those ingrown feathers did the trick. The doctor felt, after reviewing all his vet records from Wisconsin (during which time he was in the rescue facility and was being seen by the vet who handled birds from the rescue) that his original bloody underwings probably began with ingrown feathers that no one discovered. All along, it was thought to be a behavioral issue. At one point, the sores were so bad that the vet recommended euthanasia if there were no improvements. That’s when Mary decided to foster him and give him a new chance. And that’s how I found Steve, through Mary’s blog Parrot Musings.
I’m very happy to find that Steve is much more resilient about vet trips, now that he knows he’s mine and I’m his. He must have come to that conclusion a little while ago, and things are starting to open up for him. Even last year around this time, he wasn’t sure he was going to be hauled away yet again. Steve continues to have a very sweet, gentle nature. I’m so glad he’s part of my family. And he can be darn cute and winsome as he shows in this picture: