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Old 08-01-2016, 03:35 PM
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Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Luna is an IRN who was surrendered to my friend’s rescue last year. All we know is that she is 12 and was kept her whole life in a budgie cage. She was only fed budgie and cockatiel seed.
She was in my friend’s care for over a year, and wow, what a difference a good diet and loving care made in her life! She joined our flock in early May, and I can only hope the fantastic progress she has made continues. She is continuing to grow new feathers, and although she has had setbacks since she entered care initially, she seems to pluck less and less as time goes on.

This is when she was first surrendered:





This was in April right before she joined our family:



The next 2 were taken last week:



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Old 08-01-2016, 03:38 PM
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Aww I love Luna. When you first showed me her pics & told me her story it really struck me how much you invest emotionally, mentally, physically in the wellfare of your rescues.

Luna looks awesome.

Keep it up Terry - you make such a fantabulous difference in their lives
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:40 PM
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Thank you, Kelly, your kind words mean the world to me
There is something about a plucker that truly calls out to me. We rejoice in every new feather, and mourn the ones we find on the bottom of the cage.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:51 PM
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Meant every word it's very true.

I know whatcha mean. Honestly you & Allee really helped me view Gracie's plucking/barbering in a whole new light. She did cut off her last long tail feather last night so now we wait to see if shes helping her molt or if she's decided to ditch the red in her outfit altogether.
The good news is that there hasn't been any more body feathers in a week. She's finally accepted the aloe misting so I'm hoping that's helped.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:54 PM
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Great news that there have been no new body feathers in a week! I am so hoping that the aloe misting has helped enough to allow her to let the new feathers come in..and stay in.
What I love so much is that even if they don't, Gracie will still be loved just as much by you, and that makes for a very happy, lucky girl.
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

I'm not stressing it or focusing on it with or without her red tail she's my girl. I still think she helps the molting process by barbering older feathers then yanking out the remaining shaft a few days later. The other possibility is the implant has her hormones wonky and it caused the behavior. We shall wait & see after her molting has progressed to new feathers.
She is definitely cut down on the over preening with the aloe. It's not as aggressive or as often.
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

That is great news, and makes my heart sing One step at a time
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Oh Luna is a beauty! You have a bit of sunshine right in your own home.
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

I'm a huge fan of Luna and Gracie! And all the others and their parronts! Special needs pets have a lot to offer too and as Terry mentioned, a day with pretty, new feathers is a good day. Luna has made spectacular progress!

Tell Gracie, red is a hot color, maybe she should reconsider. I'm glad the aloe is working for her, it did wonders for Harry on the really bad days.
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Re: Luna - An Ongoing Journey

Quote: Originally Posted by Tsali View Post
Oh Luna is a beauty! You have a bit of sunshine right in your own home.
I love this! She is totally like a ray of sunshine
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