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Bob's vet visit and clip

Bob went in his travel cage and we walked over the field to the vet.
( yes, I know!)
So he chattered away in the waiting room, drawing lots of attention
Then we went in.
The vet asked me my reason for clipping, so I told him training and stopping Bob flying into the walls which he does!
I was asked to wait quietly in the corner.
A nurse caught Bob in the towel and extracted him from the cage.
The vet commented on how long Bobs nails had got.
Then he clipped them, he drew a little blood but the styptic pen stopped it.
Bob made a noise when his wings were clipped.
A growly, squeaky noise I've not heard before.
I asked the vet about his head bobbing and he said cos he lives alone!
However he said apart from long claws he's in fantastic condition.
Good feather and skin condition, clear nares, clear eyes.
So I'm doing something right.
He suggested when Bob is tamed, look at getting a tame female to go with him.
They'd share a cage that size happily?
I was s bit cross with the vet suggesting Bob's life isnt good enough.
But then I would be wouldnt I!
Perhaps when he's tamer I'll take another look.
I'll try for photo's when he's out.

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Was he cross at you when you got home? I hope his attitude improves now!
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He wasnt cross with me, but lord knows how I'll get him back in that carrier for tonights training!

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Ohh... he's cross at the carrier... well better that than you... is there any way you can lure him in with a favorite treat?? Maybe it would be better to have 2 different carriers...lol one of fun and one for ..well... NOT fun... sometimes these parrots are to dern smart for OUR own good!!
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I don't think that he needs a mate to be happy. That would make me mad if a vet said that to me! Boo is my only linnie and he is very happy!

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I personally don't see how the head bobbing is because he lives alone. After keeping birds for many years I have found that they often do it out of curiosity or if they're wanting something. The birds I have who are together also do the same thing so I don't really see the logic there. I don't think adding another bird to his cage would work, as you know, he is territorial. You wouldn't want to risk your birds safety! The only other suggestion I can think of is getting another bird in the house (in particular an IRN) but not in the same cage. I don't think your hubby would allow it though

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I agree with Daisy, I don't think it's cause he lives alone. BTW Daisy, thanks for posting on one of the other threads about IRN's somtimes not living well together, even after my reserach I didn't know this, and was thing of a putting a couple together, when I find some that is.
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One is hard enough, two would be impossible. Just stick to one, you'll be fine.

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Yeah,
that's what I thought.
Besides hubby said no more!!!

Anyways, he doesn't like it when I tickle his head, I really just touch quick but he thats when the head bobbing starts.
So for now we're gonna stick to touch and kiss.
He went in his carrier after a moments hesitation tonite.

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