After The Shower

JackAndRob

Regular Member
Dry bird really enjoys a shower, but doesn't like being wet bird. Dry bird wants a shower without becoming wet bird.

Wet bird also shows how much plucking he did in his previous home and how those fur-like head feathers look rather sad when wet. Your new feathers will come soon enough. Be patient and you'll be gorgeous (but maybe not when wet).

 

JackAndRob

Regular Member
Strange. When I created the post, the embedded photo was showing, but when I posted it, it just shows a red X. They are linked to a public folder on my OneDrive space. I have done this with other photos and they are displayed correctly.

Basically, the photos show a very wet and very sad looking eclectus. He's nearly dry now, and looks much happier :)
 

JackAndRob

Regular Member
This is how Frankie looks when he's a dry bird :) His moult seems to have accelerated and lots of new feathers are coming through. There are still patches from his plucking, but he is definitely not doing that any more and becoming more handsome every week. His beak is getting brighter too - probably down to a better diet. Handling-wise, he has taken a real shine to my wife Yin and now enjoys spending lots of time on her arm.

His broken toe nail (outer front toe on his left foot) is growing again, which has surprised us a lot. We thought that it was damaged beyond the point where it would come back, but a stub is definitely forming.

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JackAndRob

Regular Member
The new "bird safe" lights that I recently fitted in the living room are daylight LEDs and they bring out the colours of all of the birds very nicely in photos. Frankie's emerald green is quite stunning.
 
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