Think Parrots 9th June 2019

Michael Reynolds

Regular Member
I can assure you that each bird showed no sign of stress and as far as towelling only Peter and the one amazon had to be towelled (I held each of them) but also birds under gas normally have to be restrained, it is a quick process the vet checks the bird and the area that the needle will go in, cleans it, inserts the chip, Only Peter had a slight bleed and each of the birds had no after affects or showed any sign of even bothering about the op, I have had over forty of my flock chipped in this way and the only bird that had gas for chipping never recovered.
 

plumsmum

Regular Member
It’s nothing to do with the vet’s confidence.... it’s all to do with ensuring that the birds are under the least amount of stress, and towelling and holding a bird for x amount of time is stressful.
When I had Plum and the girls done my AV said they could be a bit tender for a little while after, as it is now injected into their chest area I can see a harness not being that comfortable tbh.
 
Even if Gary or Bebe were able to come, I wouldn't take them due to the bio security but also because of the long day. Unless you've got a bird who is completely used to being out and about for so long, I think it would be too stressful.

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Sorry to drift away from the bio security topic but ive thought about microchipping my two and whilst it does prove the bird is yours I have never witnessed anyone taking a found parrot to the vet to be checked for a chip like they do with dogs, I just dont think they know that birds are chipped too!

Am I wrong and do people, and of course non avian vet practices, know to check for microchips to find the owner?
 

TomsMum

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I think it’s going to become more likely that things will be checked for, especially now that Greys are CITES1, because chipping is more likely than just leg rings. I think all vet practices would realise that birds should be checked for ID chips, but maybe the public in general don’t realise.
 

Michael Reynolds

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as the practice of micro chipping birds is getting more known and used, more vets will check them for a chip. all the vets have the equipment as it is widely used on dogs, In the early days of chipping the chip was inserted in the wing but it was found that it caused plucking in some birds and the practice of inserting in the chest area was found to have no long term affect.
 

TomsMum

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That practice must have been many years back because it would have been 17 years back that Tom was chipped and that was done in the chest
 

plumsmum

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Sorry to drift away from the bio security topic but ive thought about microchipping my two and whilst it does prove the bird is yours I have never witnessed anyone taking a found parrot to the vet to be checked for a chip like they do with dogs, I just dont think they know that birds are chipped too!
Am I wrong and do people, and of course non avian vet practices, know to check for microchips to find the owner?
The lost/found charities do check, it makes getting a bird back home so much easier.
 
At the show today, don't want to even think about how much we've spent! [emoji33] It's lovely to see all the birds out and about, a shame our two little rat bags weren't here, but also glad they weren't [emoji6]. We went to the first masterclass "The colour of flight", which was really interesting, and we're booked into the last masterclass, "From complex cognition to enriching environment". Had a really good day. [emoji4]

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TomsMum

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Glad you’re enjoying it Jen.
Our friends from the Parrot Lodge have a stall there today.

There was a panic first thing this morning....I don’t know if it was a visitor or an exhibitor but his two macaws flew off, thankfully located in an adjacent field to the racecourse. Just goes to prove that no matter how well you think your birds are trained for free flight, if something spooks them they will flee ...it’s instinct!
 
@TomsMum yeah it was one of the exhibitors, the macaws are still fairly new in their training and decided to have an adventure. The scarlet took herself off today too, up into a tree. The guy was so calm and just carried on. She came back after a while though. [emoji4] We also met @MichaelReynolds and @karendean46 which was great! Also had a pic taken with Mikey & Mia macaws [emoji16] Didn't get as many pics as I thought overall, but here are a few....(weirdly they're mostly blue and gold macaws, that wasn't planned! [emoji39][emoji23])


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Michael Reynolds

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It was a definate day for B&G's Mind you i fell in love with the ringneck every time we past each other it flew on to me, I first meet this bird three years agoand gave its keeper support and advice with training, so pleased how good this bird has become. did you meet the Vasa parrot @MJGB - MikeJenGaryBeckyBoo how sweet and friendly, Did you meet the young chap with the Amazon his Name was Juss if i can remember his last name was Morley, he has autisum and is currently raised a partition trying to get the goverment to give his and other support birds the same rite as other working animals, somthing i support and has in many USA states. i will like to thank @karendean46 for taking me there. ot was lovely meeting you both
 
It was a definate day for B&G's Mind you i fell in love with the ringneck every time we past each other it flew on to me, I first meet this bird three years agoand gave its keeper support and advice with training, so pleased how good this bird has become. did you meet the Vasa parrot @MJGB - MikeJenGaryBeckyBoo how sweet and friendly, Did you meet the young chap with the Amazon his Name was Juss if i can remember his last name was Morley, he has autisum and is currently raised a partition trying to get the goverment to give his and other support birds the same rite as other working animals, somthing i support and has in many USA states. i will like to thank @karendean46 for taking me there. ot was lovely meeting you both
We didn't directly meet other birds unfortunately. I think we felt a bit cheeky going up to people rather than just smiling at them!

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