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Talking An update on Squishee

I posted early in 2015 about an elderly and disabled Indian ringneck I took on at the end of 2014. I haven't posted much about her as I have always kept my distance from her and respected her space, she's a very nervous bird that needs a lot of TLC. Here's the thread about taking her on, it isn't pleasant and does include some photos so you can compare them to now... https://www.talkparrots.com/14-parrot...py-ending.html

I have yet to get any half decent photos of her as she will panic over just about anything and except for food and water I do not have contact with her up close. I will stay in the room with her and let her observe me while I put food between the bars but nothing more. I used my old phone zoomed in to take this photo but I just had to take it there and then because she can now CLIMB!!!



This is so important and amazing to me. She could barely use her feet at all when we got her (and as you're most likely aware if you just read the other thread, she can't fly) and had to use platforms as well as having a 'crash mat' sort of cushion on the bottom of the cage. Since she's been here she's cleaned up beautifully and takes great pride in preening! She couldn't do it before because her balance was terrible. She still gets a bit scruffy if she has a slip but most of the time she can hold on to a normal perch. She has to be in a smaller cage because of her falls but she doesn't move all that much anyway

Here's a terrible and short video I filmed. She became a bit uneasy at the end so I stopped filming and backed off to stop her from panicking



Again sorry it's rubbish. It's an iPhone 5 zoomed in as far as it will go from outside of the room she's kept in haha!

As well as now being able to get around and perch properly, she's doing really well with her diet. She used to eat nothing but sunflower seeds and peanuts but now she enjoys chop, soaked seeds, lots of greens n veggies and fruit (especially grapes, cannot forget her daily morning grape or she will yell for hours hahaha). She has gotten into a habit of napping UPSIDE DOWN on the roof of her cage, which is rather comical coming from something other than a kakariki. I always get nervous but she shows how far she's come when she gently climbs back down

I am so happy with how she's getting on. I know she's an elderly bird and I may not have her for many years but knowing she's been happy since she's been here and she will pass with a family who loves her is so comforting. She's come from the worst possible situation but has come out on top of everything. Such a brave girly!
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Wow what a story with Squishee. I can't believe someone would trod and throw a bird around because it was noisy. (I wish a thousand evil pox on that sad excuse of a human. )

I was pleased to see the condition of her changing with misting and a better diet soon after you got her in your care, you've done wonders with her she looks amazing now and its great she is hanging on the bars of the cage. Keep up the great work.





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Thank you!

Oh trust me, if I ever got a hold of the person who did it I wouldn't think twice about doing the same thing to them! Animals are so innocent and trusting and there's people like that that take advantage of it. Horrible. She has a story but I don't think it should define who she is. She's nervous, but she's not that broken little bird any more

She has come on in leaps and bounds and sometimes I could sit there in disbelief that it's the same bird. She's always been beautiful though. She's really finding her voice at the moment and is contact calling when we leave the room. We moved her into a conservatory where she can see through the glass doors. That way she's not immediately next to anybody but she knows there is somebody there
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Daisy, she has improved so much, what a beautiful bird she is.
You've done a wonderful job.
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What a wonderful job you have done! You have given her a quality of life that she never had. (I don't need to mention her former sad life.)
It's so great to see how far she's come, and how beautiful she is! Thank you for all your hard work

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Thank you so much She really has come on in leaps and bounds. I'm thrilled to see her living a more comfortable and enjoyable life

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