Blu is a Blue Crowned Conure. Blu is one of Parrots First’s “found” birds; fortunately for him, he was found right after he flew into a window and broke off his lower beak (Mandible). Blu was originally turned in to a wildlife rescue who sent Blu to us after he healed from his surgeries.
Blu’s lower beak cannot be replaced by prosthesis, but that hasn’t stopped Blu from being a fairly normal conure. He eats primarily soft foods, but he still manages to open some smaller seeds and grains.
Blu has made friends with another of Parrots First’s sponsored birds, a Mitred conure named Tito. Blu and Tito like to go outside during the day in the aviary and play and preen each other all day. Tito is a big help to Blu, because Blu can’t really preen himself too well without that lower beak. Tito has never been able to make any bird friends before, despite her very bird-friendly nature, so this is wonderful for both of them, since they are both going to be with Parrots First on a long-term basis.
They share the aviary with a Indian Ringneck Parakeet named Kiwi, and, warm weather permitting, a mostly featherless Blue Crowned Conure named Grover.