- Jul 25, 2021
- Orange tipped Amazon inherited from my father.
I am hoping someone may be able to help my mother and myself. History: My father bought Bird in 1991 and in the early days she was on his shoulder on and off. Shortly thereafter parkinsons started showing and Dad slowly started becoming housebound at which time Bird became his constant companion. If Dad was awake, Bird was on his shoulder. My Mom is not an animal person by any means but she could get Bird on her hand to carry her to Dad when he couldn't get up. My mother cleaned the cage and occasionally fed her until Dad could no longer do that. In the end, we would come to house and find him bloodied and unconscious at times (Cancer) and I know he would have passed sooner if not for her, bless her little heart. My father passed Feb 2012 and Bird transferred to Ma pretty good. She is no where near as close as with Dad but Ma does pet her and they have their moments. Not being an animal person she does not want to learn "bird talk" so when Bird goes poo on her she yells at her but I think she is missing cues from Bird. Anyway, in November she short of fell on the cage and broke a feather and it stuck out at an odd angle. She goes for monthly wing clippings (please don't, I don't agree but it is what it is) and the vet said to let her remove it herself. She started picking at it and the feathers around it so in February we told him to remove it and he gave us a .015% triamcinolone acetonide spray to use. It has done nothing and our local pet shop gave us a Banixx hydronium ion solution which we are trying now. She also now has another feather at an odd angle and the area is getting bigger. My Mom is 73 and is getting housebound and slowing down. Could Bird be sensing this and getting worried about losing Ma? How can I make the Transition from Ma to me easier for her? I clean the cage and feed her but she will not let me near her or she draws blood. Thank you so much in advance. Video attached showing area as best as I could. I will answer any questions you have. I DO NOT WANT HER TO DIE.