About a week and a half or so ago Gideon was able to stay in the normal cage safely, after I did some strategic perch arranging.
But today we got his splint off!! I can’t believe it’s already been a month, but I’m so glad. Everything seems A-OK! Bones are straight and nothing’s amiss, just slightly red and it’s not being used 100% normally. Now I have to make sure he doesn’t pick at it, or he’ll need a collar, boooo.
I took Radio to get his nails trimmed and finally got their bands cut off!! I should’ve done that much sooner but it slipped my mind until I was doing veterinary things ;_;
They both screamed bloody murder LOUDLY while being held. Why did I get an animal that can do that?! I love them and I’m never getting rid of them but very distressing ;_;
LASTLY okay, their nails have never been trimmed with a dremel so they’re very smooth! And apparently 90% of the birds climbing on fabric was using just velcro nail hooks. They were overdue for a trim too so they were sharp, and now Radio is slip-sliding all over my shirt oh my god baby!!
Nothing is as crazy as holding a flapping bird who means to fly off, since you’re not really holding them as much as directing the flapping to try and keep it contained, like there’s upward motion to contend with.