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"Two years ago I was given a male parakeet. I had already had a pet parakeet years before....and he talked. This bird I have now, Peter I, seemed very lonely the first couple of weeks and I got another bird for him as company. He was delighted. This second parakeet, Penny, turned out to be quite bossy, and I also noticed that although the usual yellow and green with some white feathers (that each had), Penny's eyes were a bit larger but noticeably so, and her feet also were larger than Peter's. Peter's eye were smaller, etc. Otherwise they became friends. However, each had a distinct personality. Penny was more agressive...had a habit of making Peter move away when she wanted him to so that he seemed to be what I would say afraid when she moved by, and at night she liked to make him move off his 'bed' even though she had an identical one. He would yell out. This was done while they had a cover on the cage for the night. Anyway, Penny also was a wood chewer and made trouble on my window frame and the wall above. I brought in some small branches from my tree in the backyard and fastened the pieces around the pole that the cage was clipped. They loved that for their own fun. But now she fell suddenly one day as she flew back to the cage, but I was standing in front, and to avoid bumping into me she nicked herself on the cage hard enough to make her fall to the floor. She then couldn't fly too high and I had some time finding her as she moved fast along the floor, and I'm not too swift anymore. Anyway, I thought she would be okay. It's about one month now, but she has been unable to fly....but otherwise I thought she was fine...ate and moved around the cage very well. But today she again tried to fly out and discovered she still cannot fly up too high. Was it a mistake not to take her to a vet? Actually, she wouldn't let me ever touch her and did give me a hurting nip or I took care that she ate some extra conditioning seed and watched her carefully. I feel now that she is still healing....and maybe will be okay. I don't know how long but I know it was her left wing that was hurt initially and still looks like it needs more feathers. There was never any blood or instance where she was visibly in pain, and acted normally otherwise. "
"Dorothy McGlynn"

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