My peachfront is a sad case... I don't know his age because he is a wild-caught with an open band that has( nothing on it so he has to be quite old. He has half a wing and the missing half was not amputated by a vet because the bone is cut in half, he has a piece of his lower beak missing and, when he first came, he would walk in circles and fall to one side all the time. I got him from a lady who having one GCC, went to a breeder to get another one and was offered this bird for very cheap. The breeder said he had gotten him as part of a proven pair from another breeder but then realized he had been sold two males (no honor among thieves, apparently
) and that, because of this, he couldn't use him. But I think this was a lie because the bird was in terrible, terrible shape and once the lady brought him home and realized that he wasn't just clipped (as the breeder had claimed) but that he was missing half a wing, that he would fall off the perches, do nothing but trip and fall while incessantly walking in a small circle and that he was TERRIFIED of people, she put an ad on Craigslist about him asking for only $50 (which immediately raised a red flag with me as, at that price, Lord only knows who he would have ended up with!). It took almost a year to get his neurological problem taken care of (I think it must have been a dietary deficiency) and my vet recommended to leave his wing as it is so I just clip the other one real short so it's easier for him to keep his balance and have slowly gotten him used to me and to know his name: Pablo. I guess I could work with him teaching him to step up and such but he is old and has had a real bad life so I figured let him live the rest of his life on his own terms, poor thing. He doesn't live in a cage, enjoys his food very much, has a girlfriend (they sleep leaning against each other and it's the cutest thing!) and nobody bothers him... He appears to be happy.