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Nanna will be with us 3 weeks this Saturday. She has come a long way for sure. We are starting to see a little weight gain. Her keel still sticks out, but she's feeling not so emaciated on the sides.
Her swollen ankles are going away. I found a small feather on her cage floor. It means she is preening and regrowing.
Several days ago she went for Remmy our alpha Green cheek. She didn't have any contact, she wanted to eat him though. We had her on the couch and him in hand. She has claimed us as her humans. Only hers!
She threw food at my husbands back as he held Oggie, another GCC and even barked at him, then waltzed to her cage feeling quite proud of herself!
She likes to sit on a knee and sleep. Then she wakes and if I give her a dish of food she will sit there and make a huge mess eating yummy stuff. I then have to be vacuumed before I stand up!
Today she didn't mind either of us holding a conure while she is on the couch back or our knee.
I noticed her cage paper was damp this afternoon. She tried to take a bath in her dish, its way too small for that! She had used up half the water. This is the first time she has bathed on her own.
We are putting organic ACV in her water all the time, she guzzles it down.
We are feeding her Volkman's super parrot, a dried fruit and nut blend, Fruity parrot pellets, Kaytee brand which she loves. She will eat scrambled eggs. She nibbled my birdy corn bread today! She won't eat fresh fruit of any type yet. Veggies are a no no she says.
Today I let all 6 budgies out and they go ballistic like missiles all over the room. She took it in stride.
We call her the enforcer, she can shut down the loudest ruckus in a second with one or two LOUD squawks.
Her toes will never bend around and grip all the way, just the one front toe, one on each foot. she is getting faster on her feet. She has jumped off the couch a couple times flapping like mad. She lands on carpet and looks around some before I pick her up. We will let her keep her flights so she can fly. our apt. Is set up with the door far away from the living room. Their living room I might add. We get a love seat and thats all. Oh ya the T.V.
We dearly love this birdy.

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Have you tried offering her raspberries? Angel, our blue-crown pionus, loves raspberries, peanuts, and red bell peppers everything else she snubs and throws aside!

Glad to hear she is doing so well! She sounds like quite the character!



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Thank you for the updates, and I'm glad she is adjusting well and loved.
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Yes, organic raspberries and bell peppers, not a nibble. I put broccoli in all the cages today. She didn't touch it. People grade peanuts she loves. This week its cashews. She will eat dried fruit, so its something. She loves her pellets. She wastes very little of a pellet when she eats it. Nuts she leaves a big mess, not pellets. This evening she sat with us again and allowed head scritches. She ate enough for 2 birds. Her crop was full when we put her to bed for the night. She is becoming more tolerant of the conures as long as she is in the lap and they are on the shoulder. Yesterday she flipped over on the ladder and held on with her beak. My husband caught her in his hand and she just lay there calmly. She is the neatest bird. I would recommend a Pionus to any one who wants a larger bird than a tiel or conure. They are less cuddly, more thoughtful before they move. At least she is, a senior citizen. I post on another forum where Pionus rules and some are down right rowdy, mostly younger birds. It seems they calm down after puberty. They can and will bite, but are not known to be biters by nature. Love,love,love........
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Awwwwww she sounds precious! Our pionus is the same way - slow and methodical. Affctionate and snuggly on occasion but most times just happy to be near us on her playstand pigging out and talking quietly.

They're great birds for people who want a large bird that's not super needy or loud



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Yes they are great birds. I stop at this size, the macaws scare me.
We got Nanna a larger cage today. A 36x21x20. It is a Quality Cage, made in Portland, Oregon. It's galvanized and doesn't have a grate. We have been looking and really felt she needed length but not height. I almost got her a dog crate cage, but the bar spacing was to wide. She also likes that its flat on top. She went right in and started eating and climbing all over it. I think she is very happy to have more space. I put the seed dish on one end and water and pellets on the other so she has to move around more. She doesn't seem to mind. She is looking better!
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She is pretty and seems to improve daily.
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Gorgeous! She needs a beak trim



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Yes she did need a beak trim and we took her in this afternoon. She was angel in the 5 minute car ride and at the store. She didn't nip and was very good. She looks better now. I think she also felt very good that we put her back in the car and came home, her home. She sat on my husbands lap for an hour, just relaxed and eating some. Then she was ready to go in her cage and let us know it was bed time. A very sweet girl.
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Yeah - I swear, birds with overgrown beaks know it's not right, and feel so much better when it's all over with. She sounds like such a sweet heart!!



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she's so cute!

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Very cute bird and she sounds likes a real character. I'm so glad her health is improving.
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She is improving quickly. Her ankles aren't swollen and red any longer. She climbed out of her cage so fast today I was surprised. She is putting on some weight. We don't have a scale but its obvious. She can eat for a long time, drink some water and chow down some more. She seems to like my husband over me. Isn't that just ducky. He even said he would buy me another just for me. It would end up liking him more. I give up, I like her bunches and she will have to deal with it. Tough love, eh?
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Today I decided not to have have my husband take her out. Make her not so one person prone. She was so stubborn. I let her be after offering my hand many times. She finally came out on her own and sat on top. She ate some and glared and even dropped food on the floor! Ornery cuss. I finally just picked her up and let her perch on my hand for a few minutes. She was fine and didn't attempt to bite or get angry with me. I was able to give her scratches and talk to her. She got her spot on the couch and went to town eating and surveying her kingdom. The conures don't want her kind of trouble. She even stayed on the couch while we vacuumed the room. Not a squawk out of her, unlike the conures who act as if we are pulling their toenails out. She has been around the block a few hundred times I guess.
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I love your Nanna updates. It is wonderful that you have one another. She has such personality, and you really know how to appreciate it.
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Nanna has chosen my husband as her preferred human. when he is home I am not preferred, at all. It becomes more obvious every day. I still love her though. She jumped off the couch today to follow him down the hall, while I was holding her! Talk about a crush! She actually gazes at him with what looks like longing!
She is gaining strength everyday. It looks like she does most of her eating in the late afternoon and evening when we are home. Her food dishes are mostly untouched when we get home. Then she eats, and eats!
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Think adoring puppy under foot every time you move. Nanna is that adoring puppy to my husband. I can't be jealous, its so obvious how much she loves him. He is lovable! We have to put her in her cage and lock the door now, as she will not stay put when he leaves the room. She followed him all over yesterday, just like a puppy. I had to put her in her cage last night when he left the room and had Remmy my conure on my shoulder. She has poor balance and worse when she get flustered. So I held out my hand for her to balance with and she took hold of my thumb, Remmy still on shoulder, and she bit me. Dang its a jagged edge cut. Not clean like a puncture bite. She was fine with me later when I changed her food and water. Today she was fine. Well not interested actually. Its almost like she is in a cult and my husband is the leader!
Nanna is due for another beak trim, its been two weeks and it has grown fast. I guess thats a good sign!
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As I write this post she has left my shoulder in search of her daddy. I am not even desired when he is out of the room. She is awesome even if she doesn't like me much.
We took her in for a manicure this morning. Nails and beak look so much better. She is stronger every day. She eats enough for two! She loves her pellets, Zupreem fruity.
She helped Daddy build up a cage tonight for our black cap conure who needs his own digs, too aggressive. Then after the cage was done she sat on top and proudly proclaimed it could be hers if she wanted. Its too small and tall for her but that didn't matter!
While I was vacuuming the other day she took a bath. I have been told Pionus will do that but didn't really think it would work for her, boy was I wrong. Lots of water every where to clean up. She is smelling better than when we got her. So nothing really exciting, just plain ole every day progress!
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Her personality is really showing itself in your home, isn't it?

Thank you for writing these updates. I'd like to also hear information about your other individual birds. Do they have any special personality quirks?
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Nanna jumped off her cage today in search of Daddy and I don't know how she landed but she was not right when I picked her up. It looked like a stroke or seizure. She could not grip or control her right foot. She was alert, just not in control of the foot. We held her for a long time, 20 minutes? She came around though and started gripping and was able to perch well. She napped alot today. We were supposed to go out but I stayed in and kept an eye on her. She was fine and eating by afternoon. No more leaving her on top when Husband leaves the room, she will jump again. I think she may have landed on her foot wrong, ouch.
Requests for info on the others? Ok I will in a new thread.
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