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Old 08-28-2018, 05:51 AM
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Now he can fly he can also battle the curvature a bit.
Thanks ChristaNL, just wish I'd gone to see him from the start. Fergus is going to be OK now though
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:06 AM
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I'd send the breeder the bill if I were in your shoes! Let's see how safe a procedure they find it when they're the one paying for the aftermath
Hi LordTriggs,
Yeah I suggested that she give me a full refund seeing as this latest trip to the vet cost more than I'd paid her for Fergus; wasn't holding my breath, and got exactly what I was expecting...nothing!
To be fair, the money was less important, I was already quite resentful of the breeder because things have obviously been challenging since we picked Fergus up, but hearing about the congenital stuff and then the injuries really upset me. I was hoping she might just acknowledge her role in all this. Still hoping that she will learn from this though, its just so unnecessary.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:43 AM
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The vet is clearly progressive; not sure if the feather "bank" extends beyond his practice, but a really good outcome. Fergus flew for the first time today (twice in fact), he is still quite uncoordinated but is able to achieve a controlled descent now
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I'm so, so, SO HAPPY to hear this! Surely it's going to be a confidence boost for him and make for a happier fid now. After all this time of struggling to make sure he has a good start to being a happy and healthy ekkie, how wonderful it must be to finally see him take flight!
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:21 AM
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Who'da thunk,huh Ms Gail?

Scott...thanks for being so concerned about Fergs' well-being! And SHAME on that breeder!



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Already flying...that is SO wonderfull!


Now your little one can grow up "parrot" instead of "penguin".
So happy for you I could burst!
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:05 PM
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The vet is clearly progressive; not sure if the feather "bank" extends beyond his practice, but a really good outcome. Fergus flew for the first time today (twice in fact), he is still quite uncoordinated but is able to achieve a controlled descent now
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I'm so, so, SO HAPPY to hear this! Surely it's going to be a confidence boost for him and make for a happier fid now. After all this time of struggling to make sure he has a good start to being a happy and healthy ekkie, how wonderful it must be to finally see him take flight!
Hi Charmedbyekkie,
Strange thing with all this has been that despite the clip and all the crash landings, it hasn't seemed to have affected Fergus in his attempts to fly; and that's probably why its been so hard, I've become so paranoid and watch him all the time for any sign that he's about to launch.
Yeah I was pretty stoked yesterday with him flying, and he has been constantly doing "ground checks" since the transplant, flapping his wings to get a feel for them...exciting stuff!
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Quote: Originally Posted by GaleriaGila View Post
Who'da thunk,huh Ms Gail?

Scott...thanks for being so concerned about Fergs' well-being! And SHAME on that breeder!



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Thanks Jim, He's part of the family now; god help him!
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:09 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
Already flying...that is SO wonderfull!


Now your little one can grow up "parrot" instead of "penguin".
So happy for you I could burst!

Lol, I like that...I saw someone with a gif on here a few weeks back with a male eclectus and the classic Kermit the frog line "its not easy being green" and that's what I say to him all the time following his mishaps...probably end up in his vocabulary ha,ha
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:15 AM
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Re: Feather transplant

Sooooooooooo late to this party, but WOW! I love this! And I'm so happy for Fergus! I've known about the imping procedure for some time now (I think MonicaMc was the first one who'd told me about it, and shared video links), but you are the first member that I know of who has had the procedure done on one of their parrots. Please post pics and video as his flying advances.

I'd recommend working with him using 2 adjustable height training perches.

I'm so happy for you and Fergus! Thank you for sharing this!
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:56 AM
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Ooh, yay for Fergus!
Here’s a really interesting article about the process of feather imping, by the way: https://theaviatorharness.wordpress....eather-imping/
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