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Licking Upper Beak

Discussion in 'Health' started by MJGB - MikeJenGaryBeckyBoo, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. JessCheekyMia

    JessCheekyMia Regular Member

    Awww bless them. It is not a seizure is it. Especially being so hot at the moment.
    I hope thing's improve xx
  2. Bradders

    Bradders Parrot Power! Staff Member Moderator

    Oh yes she’s fine. It’s her annual check and also her ‘holidays’, she’s staying in the rainforest room for a week.
  3. Guess what! We're in on Monday afternoon now with Bebe. Just her check up mainly. Appointment is at 2.30, so if you're there and see a macaw flirting with the idea of being a nudist, you know it's us lol!

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  4. @plumsmum I've gone ahead and ordered that book!

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  5. Bradders

    Bradders Parrot Power! Staff Member Moderator

    Aww no, we’ll be dropping her off in the morning! But if she’s settled, I’m sure you’ll hear her chatting to herself from reception!
  6. Update on Bebe's vet visit from Monday.... clean bill of health! Richard (av) said she was ideal weight, clear airways, beak, nares, ears and eyes. Chest sounded great, etc etc... Her preen gland wasn't full enough to need draining either. (Weirdly both her and Gary have unrelated problems with their preen gland being blocked, Gary had his drained on Saturday, and Richard uses the oil for his fly fishing lures! ).

    Basically all of her lovely weirdness is behavioural, she has definite obsessive compulsive issues which, as her physical health is fine, he can only tentatively put down to her life experiences so far. Her history is not fully known, except that we're her 3rd or 4th owners and she was only 12 when we got her. Alison and Brendan who asked us to be her new forever home, would still have her if their situation was different, so we know that at least she had one really lovely family before us. So, the crop air-filling, followed by a series of contented little burps, the snot rolling whilst zoned out and waving like a maniac, and the pin-feather removals so she can eat the feather pulp, are seemingly self soothing rewards for her that she's learnt as a 'coping' mechanism. Like someone biting their nails I suppose.

    He said that with the info we have on her, since we adopted her, and her challenging behaviours and quirks, he is pleased we've got her because he doesn't think she would have thrived as much in most other homes. I nearly cried, 'cos a lot of you know what it's like to have the occasional meltdown, thinking you're doing everything wrong! At least I know we're on the right path!

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  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Oh that is wonderful news and have never been more glad to be totally wrong :) sorry if my thoughts had panicked you in any way :besos:
    Fishing lures from preen gland oil … there's a new one!
  8. I'd much rather be backed up in my concerns and have everything checked out, than be dismissive and assume is all ok when it's not! A horrible personal experience has taught me to get stuff checked out if you're not sure, and sometimes the LAST thing you need is someone saying "don't worry about it, it's nothing to fuss over". So thank you for caring!

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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Just so very glad she's in great health and its just "all in her head" so to speak.
    What is it about parrots that enable them to suddenly tilt their head in a different manner or peer at us in a different way as we go into meltdown?
  10. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    So very pleased, brilliant news. Hope you enjoy the book btw, it is interesting reading. Please don't change hun, you are doing perfect and the best parront to BeBe and Gary they could wish for x

    Also sorry to put the worries on you but hopefully the knowledge adds to your arsenal so to speak for the future but hopefully it's never needed.

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  12. Bradders

    Bradders Parrot Power! Staff Member Moderator

    Great news about Bebe @MJGB - MikeJenGaryBeckyBoo ! Richard’s so nice isn’t he!? We’re just on our way to pick Rubes up from her ‘holidays’. Hope she’s not been too much of a minx!
  13. Hope Ruby had a good break too! Yeah, Richard is lovely, so glad we've got them as our vets!
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