hi everyone, i haven't been on since ever, in fact you might not remember me but i'm hoping you'll be able to help me out with this.
to start, i have to go back in time. for about 10 months i have heard a parrot calling in our neighbourhood\backyard. and about 1 month and 1\2 ago the parrot finally showed itself: it's a grey indian ringneck, female, and obviously escaped for sometime. i started putting some seed on the back fence to help it find food since it's winter and it comes fairly regularly. she lets me get as close as a metre to her, but no more. and she calls and chirps when i talk to her. she's absolutely gorgeous!
well today i was putting food out because she was sitting in the nearby tree, but when she started eating, i was shocked to see half her face. only 2 weeks ago it was perfectly beautiful, but now half is disfigured. i can't see an eye and i don't honestly know what is feathers and what is skin and what is gunk and unfortunately i can't get any closer to see!
the good side
and the bad side
so far i'm thinking it's either parasitical or something eating away at her face, or she's been maimed by a cat or something like that. what do you guys think? is there any hope for her? i feel that since she can obviously only see out of one eye, her survival and flying etc. will be extremely limited! i don't suppose there's anything i can do...