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Discussion in 'Special Needs Crossing' started by Hawk12237, 9/9/19.

  1. Love My Zons

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    I am very happy to read this progress! :hug8: Certainly sounds as if you are on the road to recovery with her! :cantwait:
     
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    Awww man, poor chico! I've been doing studying, going through old copies of bird talk. Have copies that go back to when bird talk first started. And researched net on studies. Science daily is a good site where you can learn up to date studies and research on anything from all major universities.
    Anyway, what's facinating, strokes and seizures can effect each and every bird differently and in various degrees. Some recover significantly, others not so much. It's complex believe it or not. The key is in how fast you can catch it and get it treated. Much like humans...the longer you wait, the worse the results are. I got lucky with poppers, even though she had combination of issues.
    Her first episode resembled much of what Mary described with hank. The fluttering of eyes, the flying scared, the running in tight circles, the balled up feet. You experience that, go to get as fast as you can. I had to wait 12 hours as it was holiday. I kept her warm and hydrated.
    The reality is poppers could have another episode at any time day or nite. That's the part that's hard to accept.
     
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    I got to get a new gram scale, between mine and vets there was 10 gram difference. mine was nearly 400, hers was 391. Still she put weight back on.
     
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    Does any of the vendors here sell gram scales?? Mine is going to heck! It's old and time for replacement.!
     
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    Yea, I add a bit of mango baby food to it. Or carrot juice.
    So, you squeeze it in real quick? I've always been told not to go quick because they could asperate. Especially if the crop, throat and esophgus is a bit inflamed from infection.
     
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    Amazon or eBay would be great places to find whatever style you want. I have a cheap one that seems OK but getting Dobby to hold still long enough to get a reading is tough. If you have the budget a custom one with perch would be ideal but spendy. I try to put a perch on mine but it's pretty small. I wish I had kept the pro level big gram scale I found at a garage sale years ago for 10 bucks. I wasn't even thinking about weighing Nerd with it back then, I wanted to weigh food and it sucked trying to convert to oz and lbs. If budget try to get one big enough for a small stable perch to sit on unless your guys will sit on it for you.
     
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    Well if they're sick and fighting I'd put it in gently so as not to aspirate, but Nerd generally was not super sick and seemed to swallow it down quickly. Now the very last time he was very sick and he did have issues as he was super weak and about to leave me :(
     
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    Oh yea, I got that... Tried softening (slightly steamed veggies, sweet potato, cooked and mashed lentils, a piece of ap ple....man she liked that... Ate slow but she managed. She is nibbling a little seed, not much, but it's still early.
    Pellets I put in blender to make powder and added a wee bit to the omnivore. And to get oat meal.
     
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    That's good, how is nerd doing now? some birds it's much easier to syringe, others you have to battle with them...lol.
     
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    He left us just before Xmas 2009 after 31 happy years together to join his brother Ferd over the bridge. I now have Dobby, another Maxi Pionus just like Nerd, and had Lurch right after Nerd left us but he escaped due to a dumb mistake a few years ago and just hope a good family found him. Dobby is very happy ruling his kingdom here and my sister is his chosen one.
     
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    Awww, sorry to here that. I lost my share of birds. Mainly from old age. Sparky was the last to go this past christmas. He was in mid 50's.

     
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    Well at 31 Nerd was getting up there and was likely older as I got him and his brother Ferd in 78 as a matched set, almost certainly wild caught. They were adults and store guessed they were a couple years old. Nerd was the skinny, skittish, bad feathers and color bird, Ferd was the big healthy bird in great feather. Ferd got sick very suddenly a few years in in the afternoon and was gone by 8pm that night. Nerd and I mourned together and bonded and he was my best friend for the rest of his life. He had a wicked loud jungle flock call, never talked, spoke wild Pionus and we understood each other perfectly. None of my Maxis since have made exactly the same calls and noises he made, just similar. I was his world and was allowed to do almost anything to him.
     
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    Walmart sells a good variety of gram/ounce scales and they are very reasonable. I have a perch on mine ,20 years old, and wish I didn't. Hard to weigh anything but a bird.
     
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    Thanks Mary....I'll check that out. Popping into Wal-Mart anyway to get printer ink.
    Want to get a good digital one. Easier to read quickly. Mine is like the old bathroom scales..lol..
    Round top, dial type indicator. Reads in grams but you have to strain to see it. And be fast, birds don't always sit still very long.
     
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    Michael 4 quarters makes 1ounce to test your scale:)
     
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    Our house is up the road a quarter mile
    Behind those grain bins.
    That was tooo close for comfort!!
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    :hug8:so glad she's doing well. The oddness of her going to your wife may again change as she gets better and returns to herself a bit and her brain retrains itself. Add a bit of pomegranate powder to your cc. Mine love it like that. :hug8::hug8::hug8:
     
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    I didn't know they made a power form of that.
     
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