The people at Poplar Spring quickly coordinated a rush vet appointment for Ivan at Best Friends' Animal Hospital in Gaithersburg, where it was discovered just how much he loves it when people pet him and stroke his little head.
It was also discovered, though, that his jaw was broken and his wing was mangled beyond repair. He was treated for his injuries by Dr. Victoria Hollifield, who very carefully cleaned up his wounds, wired his jaw and amputated his wing.
"Ivan’s personality is really coming out now that he is beginning to feel better," Terry Cummings, founder of Poplar Spring, told The Dodo. "He likes to follow people, and loves to have his feathers preened where he can’t reach. He is very mischievous and likes to steal paper towels and run off with them. He enjoys getting petted and having his head massaged, he closes his eyes."