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Nube having another incident (Reunion update #60 w/ pics)

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Update;

I think having the collar off so soon after that big scab dropped was a mistake. I should have waited one more day. Instead I think it actually was made a little worse which has taken a week to heal. Set back :(

Anyways, today the scab has healed and I have removed Nubes collar, hopefully for the last time.
He has also been reunited with Lapis, well the divider taken out so they can snuggle and preen.

Not sure when I will put them back into their own cage. For now they stay in this little cage where I can keep a close eye on them. I don't know whether to put the divider in for bedtime. I am just not sure yet.

There is a feather that has emerged and is growing the wrong way, but I think I have seen others say similar things and this can just be a fluke thing? @Macawnutz ?
He hasn't yoinked it yet, they have preened it...
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Some reunion pics;

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Sorry about the set back hopefully he leaves it along from now on

but oh my goodness how cute are they together makes my heart melt
 

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I am well aware of the state of the pedi perch. It belongs to Gis who feeds everything in his cage and I was rushing to get them something for Lapis to file her beak on :shrug:


They have been sat side by side and don't leave each other..
 

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I am well aware of the state of the pedi perch. It belongs to Gis who feeds everything in his cage and I was rushing to get them something for Lapis to file her beak on :shrug:


They have been sat side by side and don't leave each other..
I love how they take preening in turns so cute
 

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Precious :heart:
 

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They are too adorable together. I loved all your pics :) :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
 

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So beautiful. Lovebirds really are the cutest.
 

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That's wonderful! They are adorable.
 

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Lovebirds really are the cutest.
They really are! And there is just something so special about a bonded lovebird pair. I have been waffling on about this all day to anyone who will listen :shy:
 

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So they did go back to their cage a week or so after their reunion. The first few nights I put the separator in the little cage. When I returned them to their own cage, I put Sydneys bowl in there so there were two food bowls.

They were together a week, two weeks, and I came home yesterday to find Nube had been bleeding.

I had been checking the site multiple times daily, so I know he was fine yesterday before I went out. He has been in a big moult this last week. Not sure what is causing this, if it's him, if it's her. I don't think a camera would help because I have to look inside the feathers to see wounds. He loves her so much, he just wants to be with her but I have had to separate him away.
He is currerntly a barnacle on me again now until he heals.
I went out and bought some more felt yesterday and made him a felt collar so I wouldn't have to use the plastic one. And I have put that on him for bedtime only. Yesterday evening was under my nose the whole time, including the journey to the sandwich shop. I took the collar off this morning and I will put it back on at bedtime.

Because of his moult, his neck feathers had all grown back, he still has a load of pins on his neck, one broke last night, and he made a new little bald patch at the front, but most for now are ok. One pin was broken near the site, not sure if it is just that and the blood has smeared and he's picked out some feathers. I am disinfecting throughout the day, and will continue with his supplement and the night collar.

Hopefully he can be healed in a week if we really watch over him. Collaring him full time is such a last resort, I want the collar on as little as possible.

This post has taken me a while to write, so I will unlikely be typing more long posts until he's healed.
 

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I'm possibly thinking he has an issue with his heart , as that's the only thing ( I ) can think of causing him pain in that area ...when you first posted it reminded me of the very few times I've seen birds go after that area. But it's odd that you report seasonality .
Has he ever had an X-ray, probably I'm thinking not, because of the risk , but if ever he needed sedation maybe something to do.

Sending well wishes, you do amazing job of caring for him. I'm sorry he had a set back , it's a shame it's molting time , that's rough
 

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Poor little man I am so sorry you are really having a hard time at minute sending you massive hugs and well wishes

you do amazing with them just hold onto that
 

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An update on Nube,

I watched over him like a hawk for two weeks, every second of the day. He was collared for bedtime except for the last few days.

3 days ago I let his loose in the guest bedroom where Lapis is. I watched over them together for a few hours, this was their first encounter because I took Nube away from her and didn't let them see each other this time. She remained hormonal while he was not with her.
They spent most of their time in the cage, Nube would come and perch on the outside of their cage a while too.
At night I caged him separately. First thing in the morning I opened both cages again. I called the vet last night and booked both in for a beak trim today because I had noticed Lapis' beak was quite sharp. Neither had overgrown beaks, but they were sharp, so to avoid damaging the new delicate skin, I thought best to have them both trimmed.
I explained to my vet how badly hormonal Lapis has been, cavity seeking on my oodie (which is something she usually doesn't do), and an aray of shreiks and clicks. He suggested an injection which I agreed to. We go back in 10-14 days for a check up for her.
They are currently caged apart for bedtime. Tomorrow we will see if the injection has started to take effect....

I have Gis and Adelie in the living room away from everyone else to not cause unneccesary interference.
 
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