wings and things


on March 6, 2013

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Gutsy9 began to limp quite badly a couple of days ago, so yesterday Ming and I took him to the vet who confirmed that this is simply due to the deformity of his right leg. To my great relief this has nothing to do with me injuring one of his toes when he ran under my office chair way back.

I went back through my photos of him and I can see now that it was always deformed. He always stretched this leg out strangely. It’s okay though because he can now fly up to the height of a table and he is not in any pain.

G9 is now spending most of the day in the chookpen and all night in the big cage within the chookpen, but he also has an afternoon nap inside the house, either on my lap or nuzzling into my shoulder.

What a bird!

36 responses to “Deformed

  1. Phew – sounds like young wonky leg is getting there. Perhaps he’d just overdone the strutting stuff.

  2. dogdaz says:

    So glad G9 is in no pain. I am not a bird person, but if a good feathery cuddle works for you, I am all for it.

  3. He sounds like he’s settled in a routine now….and you’re still his ‘mother’ who he goes to for comfort and love….’what a bird’ indeed..Diane

  4. Yes glad he’s not in pain. You are a kind soul Julie and a good bird lady. ❤

  5. He seems to be quite the ham, our little Gutsy-9.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is that some peacock colouring he is showing in the last photo?

  7. And yet, true to his name. 🙂

  8. terry1954 says:

    a true love story!!!

  9. I’m so glad that Gutsy9 is becoming a success story. I think it’s wonderful that you have nurtured him so much so that he could get to this point.

  10. Trisha says:

    I think he’s having a wonderful life, despite the deformity. Probably not too many peafowl get to take an afternoon nap in the house! 🙂

  11. FlaHam says:

    Julie, It is so good to see Gutsy hanging in there, it really does a heart good. Take care, Bill

  12. artfulanxiety says:

    In half those pictures I thought he was dead!

  13. Awesome photos I do like the photos of G9…………..

  14. Robyn Lee says:

    oh poor thing ~ but I do think he is lucky in so many ways- he has you!! xo

  15. meagan mac says:

    I have loved all the pics of G9! I’m so glad you’ve kept him around. Yay for you, Julie!

  16. It will be fun seeing him on your shoulder when he’s fully grown 🙂

  17. He looks big and healthy to me. Must be the excellent care he’s been getting from someone with an oh-so-soft heart.

  18. Poor G9. At least he has some loving relatives taking care of him.

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