I have been observing him for a while but i think its time to realise he is deaf as a newt!! His ears show no signs of blockage and as this has made me wonder since he was born i think its time to call him deaf!! When you walk into the shed, if richard is asleep you cant wake him with a call, ive always wondered if he was just a really heavy sleeper but tuesay i was screaming sooooo loud and he just wouldnt wake, but when i banged the bars and he felt the vibration he woke. When i say i was screaming i mean screaming and shouting and whistling he just would not wake. Bless him.