- Aug 21, 2010
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo /
RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
I have a senior citizen here, 60 odd. I've never really thought of him as old but thinking about the changes in him recently, when i was in my teens 20 years ago, he was happy to climb all over my arm and play with stuff more, jump and squeak on his perch etc. He was quite mobile and happy eating food from his claw. Now days he is really very slow getting around, only eat from a dish and won't hold his food. Won't consider getting on my arm and X-rays proved he definitely has arthritis which explains why he doesn't want on my arm. He also isn't very good at preening anymore.
It is easy to not notice these things if you have had them in the family a long time but it certainly helps when you do.
The good news is that you may be able to help Syd with preening and hand-feeding him treats.