Hello, New to the forum but not to Quakers. I am a retired Vet tech and currently, a birdie mom to 3 Quakers, Poppy (f) 2yrs, Nikki (f) 5yrs, and Milo (m) 2 1/2yrs. I adopted/rescued Milo about 2 weeks ago. Milo suffers from deep-seated feather plucking issues and Self Mutilation Syndrome. I look forward to input from others with birds that have the same issues and hopefully some insight into helping Milo overcome his problem.
I had a Quaker rescue for 7 years and lost her through an impacted egg and then could not even focus on getting in touch, my heart was broken. I still miss that little bird who became the best boss I ever had, rescued me through an ugly divorce because she needed me. She had been abused badly. So, I rescued her and she rescued me back. She was just the best thing that happened in my life at the time and it still breaks my heart that we did not have a good bird vet in my city who maybe could have saved her. She is buried in a lovely little green silk box under my birdbath and I miss her so much. Otherwise, she would still be flying free in 1250 square feet of freedom instead of the 2 square feet she had when she came to me, and still stealing all of my small, shiny things and hiding them in her house. And ordering me around and enjoying life and cuddles together. Thanks for listening.
I used to post and when I rescued Chica I got so much help from this site. Now, I think I have lost my password. So I would like to connect again because I would like to rescue an older bird. I am 73 and do not want a pet who will outlive me.