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Re: Extra hormonal after vacation?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 am

Well, she does need to be exposed to the light at dawn or her internal clock has no way of knowing when the day actually starts - that could be the reason why her endocrine system continues to be out of whack... People usually think that uncovering the cage or turning on the lights when it's day outside and covering the cage or turning the lights off when it's dark means a solar schedule but it doesn't, they need the exposure to twilight at both 'ends' of the daylight period or the endocrine system gets confused.
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Re: Extra hormonal after vacation?

Postby flappybird » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:11 am

I thought you might be interested in seeing a (gross) picture of her regurgitation goo. She's been sitting 100% quietly on top of her cage since she at her breakfast ~9:15am (it's 11 now) just regurgitating constantly. The excess just falls out of her mouth. This doesn't happen every day, but it happens maybe every other day on average.

She has a cardboard box on top of her cage as well that she chews on sometimes or goes in to forage for a few seeds I tossed in a couple days ago. I would say maybe that has something to do with it, except her regurgitation happens seemingly regardless of other stimuli.

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Other, somewhat related question. Is there a reason Luna wants to do nothing else than to forage for food 100% of the time? I don't want to feed her more, but she spends most of the day going down to her poop tray to eat old food, and lately she had started jumping down to the floor and picking dried food off the tray/ legs of her cage. She ignores her toys most of the day in favor of trying to EAT EVERYTHING. She pays attention to her toys mostly when they have something to do with food.
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Re: Extra hormonal after vacation?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:05 am

Sorry I did not reply yesterday, the shuttle was coming and I couldn't miss it. It looks like any regurgitation but her behavior is worrisome. None of my birds eats after breakfast (they do pick a bit of a favorite thing when it's getting close to noon and before their midday rest but I would not call it a 'meal'). Having said that, I would assume that if she regurgitates so much she is not really getting much food into her stomachs so she must be hungry, poor thing! My African birds are all hormonal right now but although Zoey Senegal would be very happy if one of the males regurgitated for her, none of them do. They are all very nesty, looking into dark cavities and chewing everything in sight - and the hens are pesky about getting scritches all the time but that's about it.
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Re: Extra hormonal after vacation?

Postby stevesjk » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:36 am

If her room turns pitch black at night with no light from street or cars shining in then you dont need to cover her and her schedule will be natural. Be careful though because if there are foxes and other critters running past the window at night your bird will not sleep properly. I always cover.
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