Thank you so much for the information. I shouldn't be even thinking about other birds, but I find I am very interested in learning about these, especially moreso now the Princess of Wales.
Guess you can't blame the poor fellow for expressing his feelings about the clipping. How hard was the nip?
I once had an alpaca who would ALWAYS give you one kick any time you had to vet him. He could hold a grudge for some time, and always managed to get you in a spot a bit later so he could give you that one kick. To my knowledge, he never kicked anyone for any other reason, and it was always only the one who actually caused the pain (gave the shot or tended the wound, etc.) that he singled out for the kick. :lol: Then he would be sweet as pie. But he sure had a satisfied look on his little face when that kick landed!
It was wonderful to hear from a breeder. I have a bourkes and a splendid - pets only. Do you know if their personalities are in any way similar? You didn't state you have experience with either of those, so I know it is possible you do not.
Thank you for posting the video. That bird is precious! Is it a mutation color, or is my monitor off? It doesn't look green to me at all. It looks gray.