Okay, so my Mum and step dad had a budgie (It escaped a few weeks ago
) and then they got a love bird they were looking after for someone while they were on holidays, while they had this love bird it got a bit sick - it lost some feathers on its head, I don't think they did much with him but he has those feathers back, here's where it gets bad, the breeder who the owner's got him off in Melbourne, the birds from the same clutch all died... But little Pauly survived.
So now the owner's are back they've decided my Mum can keep Pauly because they obviously can't be bothered to look after him anymore, but my step dad isn't too keen, and so I might be getting little Pauly.
If we get him the first thing we will do is take him to the vet, there is no way I want to bring a sick bird near my other birds.
We live in Tasmania so not near the breeder, I have no idea what or how the other birds died I just know that they did, I can try to get into contact with the breeder but I was just wondering if anyone has any advice, or know what it could be.
Other than being a normal cage territorial lovebird and being skittish around people and the loss and re-growth of head feathers he seems fine.
But I know how well birds are of hiding illnesses.
Sorry about the long post - I'll try to find out as much as possible about what has been happening to him.