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New Bird Health Check Showing Problems

Discussion in 'Health' started by s.sulli, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Great news thanks for the update.
    You’re in good hands with Tariq he was excellent with both our Tom and Chiko, and he’s really nice and approachable.

    La......La......la,la,la........la - see That DizzyBlue has got me at it now!
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  2. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    if the big cage is big enough try putting the travel cage in the big cage with the door wedged open. I suspect he is used to living in a small cage so finding the larger one a bit intimidating at the moment so no need to press the issue but you could try this once he is more settled. with door open so he can scuttle back to his safe little cage he may feel able to explore but there is no rush- go with what he wants for moment.
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  3. marley

    marley Regular Member

    Try covering the back and sides of the big cage with a sheet and slowly over several days push it further back, placing the cage in a corner helps with nervous birds as they feel more secure
  4. s.sulli

    s.sulli Registered


    Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help and suggestions.

    @DizzyBlue you will be glad to know that no name is no name no more! Sorry if I've got that song stuck in your head again... I have decided on Quinn.

    I can't remember who said they thought he was a boy. However you were right!

    The repeat bloods come back with normal zinc levels. Which was fantastic. Still a little low on protien. So we are currently trying to include lots of protien rich foods. However we haven't had much interest yet in eggs, quinoa, spinach lentils or beans. Will keep trying and been eating them myself in front of Quinn. I'm still undecided on a pellet and fresh veg and fruit.

    We are getting on well and starting to bond. Still cautious of my hand and them being too close. However we have been working on step up training.
    Quinn has taken a liking to landing on my head. Which I'm trying to discourage and making a huge fuss and giving small bits of apple of banana (his favourite) when he lands on my shoulder, arm or hand. Which seems to be working.
    Quinn is getting more confident and exploring more everyday. He is also enjoy his full size cage. I think because we were out to the vets, having medicine and he was at my parents while I was at work the first couple of days, that by the evening when we were home he was tired and felt safer in the small cage. Rather than exploring a big cage.

    The pet shop give you either free 30 days insurance or 20% off a years policy with exotic direct. So I'm currently seeing if I can get some of the money back through that.

    So although we had a rocky start. Hopefully apart from a scar or two from some chomps I got we have no lasting damage :D
  5. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I am so pleased with your update thank you
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  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Oooo I love your choice of name! Excellent and very unusual.
    Hmm great now have tune ….. laaa la laaar la lar la in the desert …. running around my head again! :BangHead::copas::copas:
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  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    low protein by the way … hmmm veggies can help with that …. sweetcorn, broccoli, brussel sprouts, fresh peas, fresh spinach :) that will soon bounce back
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  8. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    So pleased for the update and I love the name .:thumbsup:
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