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Open band question

Blanae

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So I just aquired a much older african grey. He has/had a nare issue and has a very large nare with a bump that has gone done since I got him. He came from a very heavy smoking home. He has a vet appt next Friday which is the soonest I can get him in. He won't really let me touch him but his breast bone in the front looks pretty protruding as well. He is a very small Congo grey. He is eating very well, talking up a storm, and gets around his cage very well. He doesn't seem to be in any distress. I am hoping he has at least a little time left if I get him back into good health but am assuming with an open band he was probably wild caught which makes him very old. Anyone have any info on open bands?
 

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Can you tell us the band number?
 

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What does the band look like? Import bands are rounded and have 3 letters and 3 numbers. My goffin is wild caught. Below is a pic of his band. I hope your bird is okay. Thanks for helping him.

Elvis band.jpg
 

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I will be able to get back to you guys on this after next week. He is not super touchable at this point. If I wrap him up he lets me pet his head but that's about it. He is an OLD MAN. LOL thats what I have been calling him. I paid for him as I could not let him stay in the situation he was in even though knowing he was old and Im hoping I have a little time with him and get him back into better shape. We got to the vet on Friday and hopefully we can tackle this together. I am thinking if he is wild caught he is very old and that worries me.
 

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His nare was horrible and big and enflamed. It had a huge bump on it. He was in a houseful of smokers. I have had him 7 days and of course the hole is still there but the enflamed part is looking amazing.
 

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Here it is last night. Still horrible looking but WAY better than it was 7 days ago.
 

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And he is so creaky? when he walks. He still gets around pretty good though. He can't really fly but can flutter down. I think he is very underweight because when he stretches I can see his little chest bone sticking out. He eats like a champ though.
 
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Blanae

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I wish I could get better pics of his band. It’s definitely an open band though.
 

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Blanae

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His feathers are pretty ragged but do look better after a bath. He is very vocal and doesn’t seem tj have issues breathing.
 

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