Thank you in advance to anyone who helps me!
Ok, I picked out my lovely Lutino today. I brought him(?) home, he flew out of the box and had to catch him to show him his new cage. He sat on top for a couple hours and I used a towel to usher him into the cage (I used the towel to guide him rather than pick him up.). He then sat on his perch for a few hours without moving. I know this is normal, so I'm not too concerned. HOWEVER, as I was sitting next to his cage speaking softly to him, I saw a small, thin bug crawling on him. I immediately became concerned that it was a mute and tried to investigate. He flew out of his cage and into a wall... So here are my questions:
Have I ruined any chance of bonding with him because of this stressful day?
He has a bald spot on his head, but I'm fairly certain it's part of the mutation. Is this true?
Does he have mites? I've checked his cage floor (covered in white paper towels, and no evidence of any mites) and I tried to check for any others. His feathers look healthy and I only saw that one, and after flying through the house, didn't see it again, but I don't want to linger near his cage as I know he needs time.
Sorry for the lengthy post, I'm just concerned and want the best for Louie.