Bruce's Broken Feather
This beautiful bird is called Bruce. He is an eclectus parrot – these parrots mostly live on the ground rather than in trees and he is 19 years old (they can live to a great age). He comes to see us for regular beak shaping and to have his nails clipped but this time he had broken a ‘blood’ feather (a new feather) and was bleeding.
We held him still and the vet cut the feather back and cauterised it to stop the bleeding. Here’s Bruce looking much better a week later at his post op check. Isn’t he a handsome boy!