|Baby Gillespie - Cockatiel with a crooked beak.|
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Bird cages are quickly cleaned (change the paper on the bottom). A more thorough clean is done once a month, or sooner if needed.
This is Baby Gillespie (because he trumpets very loudly). He is a white cheeked cockatiel. As a baby he smashed into a window and left him with a crooked beak. We take him to Dr. Shawn Tucker every few weeks to get the beak taken down. Baby loves Dr. Tucker and is always happy to see him.
Baby loves to socialize provided he is in his cage. He does not enjoy coming out to play and is still a bit wary of hands and people. He came to us in November after having been a breeder. I hear he was a great dad. His mate passed away. We are very patient with him and he now comes to the edge of the cage and talks, sings, and gives kisses. He used to try to hide before. We hope that some day he will also enjoy coming out to socialize.
Baby Gillespie wondering what the silly lady
is doing what that funny contraption in here hand.
Photo by Ana Tirolese, taken in iPhone