Simba and her friend, Pearl, arrived on 12/1/02 in the 22” square cage they shared. Both were plucked but Simba had a gaping wound in the middle of her chest. After a thorough exam and xrays, it was determined that Simba’s keel bone was shattered quite badly. The vet suggested the damage was probably due to a collision with a hard flat surface such as a wall or floor. Today after a few surgeries and over $3,000 in vet bills, she is much better. She still plucks and sometimes digs too deep but she has blossomed into a wonderful, happy, healthy bird.