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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Thanks guys. I have not handled him as yet (scary beak!). That's my task tomorrow, not sure how tame he actually is. He puts his head down for when I say "scratch, scratch" but when I go to scratch he turns to bite! I'll perservere and see if I can handle without the loss of too many fingers.

Will also look into PBFD.


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:58 am 
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Linda, you may find he is very sensitive because of the skin, try catching him with a towel first that way you'll keep your fingers. My longbill is very tame, can be sat on a stand, cuddled and kissed and scratched but hates being caught and that is about the only time he bites.


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:09 pm 
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I can understand that for a bird to be caught must be like their greatest fear of being eaten





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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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I had an eclectus that had the PBFD there was no cure and he died


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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I bit the bullet, donned by driza-abone, safety glasses and akubra and went in. Hand fed him some veges, then he let me pat his back and wings, but not his head. Baby steps. I truly believe it is bad habit now, no signs of PBFD on beak or claws.


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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Was he originally caged up in a small cage conf665


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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Ed.44578 wrote:
Was he originally caged up in a small cage conf665

Most 'pet cockatoos' are and some in very small cages



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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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Wow that is one bald cockatoo


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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I'm presuming he was in a small cage. He was found on a fence in town and given to me. Also doesn't like men (attacks my husband through the cage, but I can walk in a pet him), so guess he didn't have that good a life. Also note that he does not even attempt to fly or jump in the aviary I have him in. If he can't reach something by climbing, then he doesn't go there.


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 Post subject: Re: Long billed corella in distress
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At least now he has the good life i_like1




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