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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:41 am

Sorry for little posting today but my house and life are very complicated right now. I have workers in the birdroom (completely demo'd and rebuilding everything, ceiling, walls, windows, floor, closet, doors, EVERYTHING), the big parrots in the living and everybody in their cages because there are windows open on the second floor and the workers go in and out all the time, kittens to adopt out and, to put the icing on the cake, my golden retriever scratched his left ear too hard, broke a vein in it and got a huge blood bubble that needs to be operated on later today. When it rains, it pours!
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:53 am

The workers are not coming today because they have to allow the compound to dry thoroughly before they start sanding it - and it is such a relief!!!! It will allow for a semi-normal day for the birds that had only been allowed out of their cages for 3 hours a day (2 in the am before the workers start - and 1 in the evening after they left at 5 pm). The poor cats and the kittens had been locked all day long and they dogs were too excited all day long what with the noises and the coming and going of the workers. I couldn't even do my weekly shopping! Thankfully, my golden retriever came out well out of the surgery even though we ended up doing more than just the ear blood bubble thing. He had what I hope was a fatty tumor in his right front leg elbow that had grown too fast for my taste and which we had only noticed lately. We were planning on having it removed but were waiting until the construction was finished but, as he was going to have to go under anesthesia for the ear (which could not wait or it would have ended up deformed), we decided to get it done. We did not foresee that it was a complicated surgery but should have realized that it was because of the spot where the tumor was (because of constant movement of the place where the incision needed to be done and the tendons and joint). But he came out OK. We picked him up last night and he was still a bit groggy but happy to see us and he ate all his dinner and his treat before going to bed. Did not get on the bed (too painful, I guess) so I made him a nice bed on the floor right next to my side and he only got up once to drink some water in the middle of the night. This morning, he went out, ate his breakfast, his treats and is now sleeping. I have to remove the ear wrapping this pm and clean the ear and the incision - and we have to bring him back in one week so the vet can see how the elbow is doing. Linus Too is happily screaming and going from one cage to another, Sophie Gray is perching on top of the kitchen cabinets and Precie and Zeus Zon are perching on top of their cage (they have been surprisingly GOOD!, have not screamed, have not gone wandering, gone back into their cage when told to...). So far, so good.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:40 am

Workers are back. I will try to post a bit later today - gotta go buy the flooring.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby nikkinemo95 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:19 am

I thought of making one thread so I can tell you if there are any improvements with any and all of my birds instead of adding to previous individual threads.
nikkinemo95
Parakeet
 
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Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:53 am

I'll come back and give you a real update but I keep on forgetting to let you know about this which I noted quite some time ago: both quakers are handicapped. I thought that Turqui's left wing looked funny (it just did not lay as close to the body as it should) but, as it was so severely clipped, I thought that maybe it was because of that and that when the feathers molted, it would 'lay' in a more normal way but it was nothing but wishful thinking. The wing was obviously broken and, judging by the angle it healed, it must have been bandaged by somebody who did not know what they were doing because it healed so crooked that he can't even extend it, much less use it. And Zeze' right leg was also broken at some point in time and not fixed because it ended up with an outward curve (what we would call in humans 'bowed'). But she can fly without a problem and uses the leg normally, climbing, perching, etc. Mind you, I am not complaining about it even though the people that sold them to my husband never said a single word about it! Actually, I am happy they ended up with me because I couldn't care less about 'perfection' and although I feel bad for poor Turqui who cannot fly at all (he can't even glide), they are doing GREAT! Bathing almost every day, eating EVERYTHING they get (especially leafy greens which they ADORE) and, even though they do bother the other birds because they are VERY possessive of their cages (once they all come out, they take over all the cages at the bay window and don't even allow the actual owners of the cages to use them :lol: ), they are having a good life.
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:40 am

New set of workers in the parrot room working today (electricity) and 'old' crew coming back later for a second layer of compound - we stopped for a couple of days last week because the birds were spending too much time in their cages. We need to go buy a new ceiling fixture, baseboard and another door later today. Poor birds are all in their cages after being out for only two hours - I HATE it when they have to stay locked in - and my husband hates it too because it puts me in such a bad mood! I'll make some nut loaded birdy bread as a treat to compensate a bit...
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

Re: Pajarita's update

Postby Pajarita » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:43 am

We have the closing for the refinancing of the house today PLUS the workers on the second floor PLUS the emails for the kittens adoption PLUS the big parrots are not happy about being in cages - especially Linus who has been making his 'I am not happy' sound almost incessantly... It's not a scream but a loud, long, raspy-sounding kind of noise that grates on your nerves like nothing else!
Pajarita
Norwegian Blue
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 17518
Location: NE New Jersey
Number of Birds Owned: 30
Types of Birds Owned: Toos, grays, zons, canaries, finches, cardinals, senegals, jardine, redbelly, sun conure, button quail, GCC, PFC, lovebirds
Flight: Yes

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