And there you have it, a sad story but with a good end -at least for the birds! Paquita and Rajah are together and there have been no fights, not even an argument between the two of them although Paquita is a teeny tiny she-warrior, always defending her cage from me. They are also eating VERY well! Paquita better than Rajah (she comes down to eat her gloop as soon as I put it in the cage!). Harley got his beak trimmed first thing the following morning and is doing well although he is not yet eating his gloop so I am thinking that maybe he was never really converted to it... But no matter, he will. Now, to look for a pair and an extra female as companions to little Harley which is much too lonely on its own.
Just as a source of entertainment to all of you, when my husband saw the birds the following morning (he had to stay in my bedroom with the dogs which were, of course, going nuts barking because there were strangers in the house), his comment was: "And all these arrangements and flying to NC and back for three DIMINUTIVE birds?!"