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I take back that previous message (which I typed earlier but hadn’t posted)..... would you believe she was just panting a little bit (it’s hot in here) and I offered her water, tipped her head towards it and she dunked and gulped!!! A good 3 seconds or so of drinking alone! For the first time in 5 months!
 

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I'm very glad to hear that yesterday she drank alone, Joy! That's a good sign 😊!

Yes, I really think that she uses to sit next to the cup of water because she loves taking "virtual" baths! Pigeons love sooo much bathing so that's a good sign too.

I'm glad to hear that you liked my pics!
 

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Some recent pics of Xena, she loves this little kitten house, I think it’s easier for her to perch on because it’s so soft! Her leg is still much the same, it’s for sure fused at the wrong angle but she seems to get around with it. She mainly perches and preens or sleeps, she likes playing with seeds and she attempts to fly a few times a day, almost always crash landing into a wall or mirror. She doesn’t fly very fast so hasn’t hurt herself yet, and hope that continues. She doesn’t really eat or drink alone - she’s had water several times but never any seeds or veg. She will tolerate me feeding them to her though, so I’ll continue. She is a rather territorial girl these days, lots of pecks and wingslaps if my hands get near her. She doesn’t mind my face though! (If I lean in with my fave she is fine). She loves checking out herself in the mirror too, which is adorable!
 

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Sweet Xena is living like a little princess! She deserves this after all she has been through.
I suppose its an unexpected benefit of the last years restrictions? I’ve had so much time to dedicate to her getting better!! She is such a little angel! As she’s getting older and more pigeon-like I’m enjoying the transformation!! She stays with me and the dogs all the time, never alone for longer than a few hours at the most when i go to the shops for example. It’s quite sweet that at nighttime i put her blanket over the cage and she seems to have learnt that it means bedtime and she takes herself to the corner of her cage that she sleeps in, and she nestles up and shuts her eyes! I’m constantly amazed how clever she is!
 

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I suppose its an unexpected benefit of the last years restrictions? I’ve had so much time to dedicate to her getting better!! She is such a little angel! As she’s getting older and more pigeon-like I’m enjoying the transformation!! She stays with me and the dogs all the time, never alone for longer than a few hours at the most when i go to the shops for example. It’s quite sweet that at nighttime i put her blanket over the cage and she seems to have learnt that it means bedtime and she takes herself to the corner of her cage that she sleeps in, and she nestles up and shuts her eyes! I’m constantly amazed how clever she is!
My older pigeon Cheep-Cheep did that sleep routine too in fact if he was on the main level of the house with us someone would say "Cheep-Cheep go to your bed" and with a watchful eye of someone he would hop down each step to the basement where his set up was. Xena is soooo sweet
 

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I suppose its an unexpected benefit of the last years restrictions? I’ve had so much time to dedicate to her getting better!! She is such a little angel! As she’s getting older and more pigeon-like I’m enjoying the transformation!! She stays with me and the dogs all the time, never alone for longer than a few hours at the most when i go to the shops for example. It’s quite sweet that at nighttime i put her blanket over the cage and she seems to have learnt that it means bedtime and she takes herself to the corner of her cage that she sleeps in, and she nestles up and shuts her eyes! I’m constantly amazed how clever she is!
Hi there how is Little Xena getting on ? we haven’t had an update for a little while now hope all is good
 

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Hello Spencer! She’s doing so well! She still doesn’t eat alone, but drinks alone and loves to give herself a little shower! Do you have Instagram? I have a henna account @mehndikajoeyhenna and I have 2 story highlights (Xena #1 and #2) where there are plenty of pictures and videos regularly! But for now she is no longer gagging or vomiting, she tolerates being fed peas and seeds and raspberries and arugula and seems to be in good health! She bashed her head last week on the ceiling when she flew and lost some feathers, but apart from that she’s doing well with flying around the living room and kitchen once or twice a day! I’ll post some pics I took today. She’s so cute!
 

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These 2 are ever so bonded these days - Xena is doing so well but still won’t or can’t eat alone. I’m not sure if anything can be done to encourage her, or perhaps I just need to wait for her to feel able!
 

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Hi Friends! Well, from what I can tell Xena thinks she’s a dog, or thinks the dogs are pigeons! She seems to have chosen Floyd (the grey dog) as her mate/BFF and she loves to be with him! She preens his feet and ears and face and Floyd doesn’t really react at all! It’s rather adorable!
she’s sadly not eating independently yet, but does drink water alone now. I guess I’ll just have to be patient with the food. She plays with her seeds hours and hours each day but just can’t seem to figure out how to swallow - she just chatters and drops them.
she’s on 75% solid food now each day. Seeds and fruits/veggies. She tolerates this and I just give her formula before bed for her supplements and she what not.
hope everyone’s okay!
 

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Hi Friends! Well, from what I can tell Xena thinks she’s a dog, or thinks the dogs are pigeons! She seems to have chosen Floyd (the grey dog) as her mate/BFF and she loves to be with him! She preens his feet and ears and face and Floyd doesn’t really react at all! It’s rather adorable!
she’s sadly not eating independently yet, but does drink water alone now. I guess I’ll just have to be patient with the food. She plays with her seeds hours and hours each day but just can’t seem to figure out how to swallow - she just chatters and drops them.
she’s on 75% solid food now each day. Seeds and fruits/veggies. She tolerates this and I just give her formula before bed for her supplements and she what not.
hope everyone’s okay!
[/QUOTE love these pictures sooo awesome that she's doing great.
 

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Hi Friends! Well, from what I can tell Xena thinks she’s a dog, or thinks the dogs are pigeons! She seems to have chosen Floyd (the grey dog) as her mate/BFF and she loves to be with him! She preens his feet and ears and face and Floyd doesn’t really react at all! It’s rather adorable!
she’s sadly not eating independently yet, but does drink water alone now. I guess I’ll just have to be patient with the food. She plays with her seeds hours and hours each day but just can’t seem to figure out how to swallow - she just chatters and drops them.
she’s on 75% solid food now each day. Seeds and fruits/veggies. She tolerates this and I just give her formula before bed for her supplements and she what not.
hope everyone’s okay!
[/QUOTE love these pictures sooo awesome that she's doing great
 

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Hi Friends! Well, from what I can tell Xena thinks she’s a dog, or thinks the dogs are pigeons! She seems to have chosen Floyd (the grey dog) as her mate/BFF and she loves to be with him! She preens his feet and ears and face and Floyd doesn’t really react at all! It’s rather adorable!
she’s sadly not eating independently yet, but does drink water alone now. I guess I’ll just have to be patient with the food. She plays with her seeds hours and hours each day but just can’t seem to figure out how to swallow - she just chatters and drops them.
she’s on 75% solid food now each day. Seeds and fruits/veggies. She tolerates this and I just give her formula before bed for her supplements and she what not.
hope everyone’s okay!
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Hi Friends! Well, from what I can tell Xena thinks she’s a dog, or thinks the dogs are pigeons! She seems to have chosen Floyd (the grey dog) as her mate/BFF and she loves to be with him! She preens his feet and ears and face and Floyd doesn’t really react at all! It’s rather adorable!
she’s sadly not eating independently yet, but does drink water alone now. I guess I’ll just have to be patient with the food. She plays with her seeds hours and hours each day but just can’t seem to figure out how to swallow - she just chatters and drops them.
she’s on 75% solid food now each day. Seeds and fruits/veggies. She tolerates this and I just give her formula before bed for her supplements and she what not.
hope everyone’s okay!
👍🏻🙂
 

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I posted Xena and floyd on my Instagram, as you can see from this video, Xena is firmly a part of the crew! X
 
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