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Unflighted Bird

Discussion in 'Feathers And Grooming' started by DizzyBlue, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    She's back to being fully flighted total time out of action was 38 days in total, she's having a dive about now puffing and panting a bit as its obviously hard work. If I try to stop her whilst she wants to fly I will be growled at and bitten if necessary she will stop when she wants too or when she is too tired to object. She's smart enough to know what limit to push herself too and when to ask me for assistance, she will yell for me and wave her foot in the air asking for step-up. I had brought plan be into action which was to make sure she could travel the rooms via safe method under her own steam .... one item to another close enough for her to get too.
    Doesn't matter if I am here or anywhere else she flies is she wants too always has, they all do really, they travel to where they wish to be either with me or to investigate another room by themselves. When they go to another room they contact call with me and I respond to reassure them I am exactly where they left me!
    When she fear shed the feathers she didn't know she couldn't fly she kept trying and hitting the floor instantly was quite distressing for both of us, so perhaps not as smart as I thought she always was. Fitness will return with practice and as the feathers come to full length as her levels have definitely dropped. Chest muscle structure is slightly down on what it was but will return. :) @erithacus
     
  2. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Everything will be restored, I can tell I’m just so sure :) looks like she’s got an interesting personality too though :)


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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I also have her sister from a previous nest clutch there is one year between them, both hen birds, both african greys, both had the same upbringing, had them both from the same age (babies) .... but as different as chalk and cheese! One bold and outgoing and a total mischief maker the other more reserved in attitude, one never stops talking and new words and noises are spammed to death until she has them word / sound perfect and then she makes up her own sentences which are at times soooo funny and she is in your face all the time, the other has her chosen sounds and words that she uses when she feels like its applicable the rest of the time she's peaceful with interest shown but more reserved in her ways. Hard to believe they are from the same parents.
     
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  4. erithacus

    erithacus Regular Member

    Sounds to me like even though they both females, the outgoing one decided to butch it up, or even better to man up a little bit :)


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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @erithacus
    Well I "bottled it" yesterday ... ended up with an evening appointment at the Avian Vets .... there is something that is niggling me but I am unsure what it is.
    The vet we saw yesterday also thought there was something amiss but wasn't sure what it was. So back again this morning .... X-rays, meds etc etc and she's going to have an endoscopy next tuesday :(
    The avian vet I saw today which is different to the one we saw last night and he too thinks there is something that doesn't quite seem right ..... but he too isn't sure what it is.
    Her X-rays have come back as showing nothing bad is going on, did take a broken blood feather out of her tail that was bugging her. Have had bloods taken just in case there is anything lurking bacterial wise ... but as he said she looks totally healthy except for a couple of weird things ...
    So we have more meds than you can shake a stick at all being used as a precaution as none of us are sure what we are seeing! An antibacterial, a pain killer and an antifungal to cover anything and everything just in case. When we get the bloods back if there is no bacteria then wee will knock that one off, if there is nothing fungal showing then we will knock that one off too will keep the painkiller for a day or too just in case .....
     
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  6. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Get better soon Denari xxx
     
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  7. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Oh dear I hope she will be okay xx
     
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  8. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I hope you can find the reason if there is one and Denari will get feathers back soon
     
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  9. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

  10. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    Hope she gets better soon!
     
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  11. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Thanks but that is the weird thing ..... she's not ill ...... well not as such .... she's just not her normal self ... which in a way would flag up ill .....
     
  12. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    time of year too. these short days can make anyone feel off. Sophie was 'off ' on Monday after horrendous thunderstorm frightened her Sunday
     
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  13. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    how is she today? I hope a little brighter
     
  14. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Well had a natter with the vet today. Tomorrows endoscopy is now off the menu :)
    Bloods have come back great with no adjustments required anywhere but also showing the red and white cell counts are normal.
    She's flying around getting into lots of trouble at the moment and heading to the highest places that I cannot reach :watchout: little cheeky minx!
     
  15. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Excellent news....great blood results :thumbsup:
     
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  16. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    good :)
     
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  17. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    :aplastao: dead pleased as that is 5 out of 5 of the house birds all with bloods in the correct parameters for their species :ura:
    Denarii is being a right little minx again getting into all sorts of naughtiness now so back to her proper self which is even more pleasing :emoji_heart: anybody want a wallpapering job? Last night apparently she decided that I should be thinking about doing the decorating ..... :buenrollo: amazing how well it peels off under parrot influence!
     
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  18. sunnyring

    sunnyring Regular Member

    what a good girl. they do like to scare us with odd off day but that is exceptional blood result- well done!
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