Checking out the neighborhood
Good day, I came to introduce myself as I am new here. My flock is a tad unconventional. I own two House Sparrows that are rescues. Keelo is my baby and was rescued as a fledgling after he ran into the window of our car and somehow 'reset' himself. As he was nursed back to health over the next year he re-imprinted on me and believes me to be his mother, he's now 5 yrs old and an absolute sweety, he is very tame. Pippin is a little different, he too was rescued as a fledgling when we discovered he was slowly dying of starvation under the leaves of a winter squash plant in the garden, he didn't know how to fly well and had a broken foot which healed crooked keeping him from getting to food quickly or even getting off the ground. As he wouldn't survive on his own we took him in, we have a 'handicap friendly' cage for him with lots more perches then most would expect but with these small jumps he can get around on his deformed foot enough to function semi-decently. He has been with us about 2 yrs now and seems quite happy as he sings his little heart out every day however he is not as tame as Keelo and doesn't like to be handled much. The last and most recent addition to my strange flock is Ollie, a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure. Ollie is the reason I have joined these forums as I am at my wits end on what to do about him. I will however, post this problem in the behavior section where it belongs as it is quite the conundrum. My only hope is to find an answer here as everything else I have tried has ended in failure.