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Re: Is my bird okay?

Postby liz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:02 am

To explain how difficult it is to see illness in a bird. Cockatiel, Amy, would dance when her mate Bubba would sing. She was dancing on day and then dropped dead off the perch.
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Re: Is my bird okay?

Postby mmeager » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:08 am

That speaks a million words Liz, and something we all need to be so aware of, I study my little bird intently, his every move, I have learned to read him well, but I also know how well he can fool me if he has too, that's something always on my mind.
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Re: Is my bird okay?

Postby liz » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:34 am

My little Cockatiels are so special. All they require from me is food, water and clean up. Each one knows it's name and the other's names. Some days I only actually look at them twice. I talk to each one (except when at my son's) every time I feed and clean them. I now do role call and each one answers to it's name. But even with the twice a day inspection they have fooled me .
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Re: Is my bird okay?

Postby Pajarita » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:02 am

It's the truth that we need to keep a VERY vigilant eye on them. I check on mine twice a day (morning and evening] and that means not only looking at their poops, their bodies (for discharge or wounds], how much of the food is left but also their behavior and vocalizations. But even been very careful is not enough. When I had the large birdroom in Pa, all the tiels were loose except the handicapped ones that were in a flight cage that also had branches sticking out and up for perching. One day I was cleaning the cage and one hen perched on a branch at my exact eye level and I was thinking to myself how beautiful she looked (good weight, gorgeous plumage, bright eyes, etc] when I bent over to pull out the bottom tray of the cage and I head a PLOP! When I looked, the beautiful hen had dropped dead right then and there and practically in front of my very eyes!
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