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New Wild Yellow Red-Crowned Kakariki - Help needed!

Discussion in 'Bird Chat' started by Elena.K.R, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Elena.K.R

    Elena.K.R PetForums Newbie

    Aug 1, 2018
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    My mother recently found a red-crowned yellow kakariki at her workplace. It flew in through the double doors and she was the only co-worker willing to take it home. We don't know the age, the sex or if it had a previous owner. It's scared of us and runs away from us when we let it out of the cage to exercise. When my mother found it, it was in fairly bad condition. The feathers on it's head were almost completely gone and the remaining feathers it had were falling out, yet it was still able to fly around our kitchen, which is quite large. The feathers stopped falling now, and the one's on it's head grew back, but now for some reason, when it tries to fly, it can't. We think it's because of the lack of feathers underneath it's wings. It partially responds to the name we gave it, Kesha, but other than that it does it's own thing. The cage we gave it we borrowed from our friend, and it's about 45cmX30cmX60cm. We give it parakeet bird feed and sometimes fruit and veg, which he doesn't eat for whatever reason. We bought it a Calcium Mineral Block, and it only started eating it around 2 months later, which we think is the cause of the growth of feathers on it's head. We give it a good amount of water in the bird box we bought and sometimes we bring it out in it's cage on a sunny day for some Vitamin D.

    Other than that we all don't know what to do. We have 3 befriended pigeons but we've never owned a parakeet before. Some help and tips would be greatly appreciated!
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

    Apr 6, 2014
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    kakis do much better in an aviary and in small (obviously, if captive) flocks
    they are lovely little birds and great fun, i love watching them tumble and roll like little clowns
    a good parrot mix with added fruit and low in peanuts, is the best food
    have you or your mum put up a 'found' poster?
    someone may be missing it
    Owned by a dog likes this.
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