by wayne m raymond
(Bayonne, N.J. 07002)
I have a Red Lory.His name is Nutsy Rouge(french for Red). Nutsy is 8-9 years old. We had fed him store bought nectar all these years. I took Nutsy for his 1st blood test and the doctor said his liver panel was off a bit, otherwise his bloodwork looked ok. We changed his diet to fresh fruit and Lory Life Nectar. He is eating and drinking well. His liver panel has improved. However for some reason he does not fly high anymore. He used to fly to my shoulder. He tries to now and starts declining in flight at my chest level. He has always been a lazy bird. Sliding and walking was mostly and still is his preference. Is he just ought of shape? Is he ok? Should we worry? Will he ever fly to my head or shoulders again?