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Special need Alex

Discussion in 'Ringneck and other Keet Street' started by Valkyria, 10/7/17.

  1. Valkyria

    Valkyria Walking the driveway

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    just opened my home to a second Alex this one a special needs boy. I picked him up this morning and he has Been eating since he got here, Mixed veggie chop & seed/pellets/grain mix, he is also drinking well. Apparently all he had to eat is sweet potato and sun flower seeds.
    His fethers ain't the best and he is shaking when he steps up on you, and he has balans issues. He is truly a sweetheart though. Will let him seattle in for a few days than off to the vet for a health check.
    Already exploring his cage and trying out the toys which is nice.
     
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  2. Sarahmoluccan

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    Thanks for taking him in :heart: It good to hear you'll be taking him to the vets. I know with a mostly sun seed diet you have to worry about liver problems :( But I hope he gets a clean bill of from your vet and you figure out what's causing him to shake :)
     
  3. Valkyria

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    He is 2 years old and apperently has done it since he was a chick, he is 2 years old to me it looks like a bit of brain damage.
     
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    Thanks you taking him in.
     
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    I'm so sorry to hear that :( I'm glad he has you :heart: Please keep us updated and Thank you taking him in
     
  6. Valkyria

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    He has issues gripping with his feet, he seem to take a double take each time, like his feet doesn't seem to obey him the first time, and his flock call doesn't sound like a totally "normal" Alex call. He also has no his weird head twist, where he twists his head very quickly in one direction than the other almost like in an 8 motion while lifting up one leg than the other. Thinking that part might just have been created by boredom. However like I said he appears to be a sweetheart and he came over to me straight away for scratches when I picked him up.
     
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  7. Valkyria

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    Weird resting position but it takes all kinds :heart:
     

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  8. zoo mom

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    From your description and the picture I am going to guess some type of neurological issues.
     
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    Thank you for helping him.
     
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    Thank you for taking Alex into your home.
     
  11. Valkyria

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    I haven't seen those weird head movements today but he has been very busy with all the toys so that makes me think that part is behaviour. He has basically spent all his time the last year on a perch with 2 food bowls no toys no nothing. That is when he wasn't in his cage which was bare beside food bowls that is. Today he has again spent The time not playing eating. He likes all veggies and fruit that I tried so far so all good on that department.
     
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  12. Valkyria

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    Benji or Big Bird as my room mate has named him is doing very well considering. He eats and drinks well, he isn't as much in a food frenzy as he was in when he came last weekend. Sorry to say my room mate broke the quarentin by mistake, he went in to give big bird and almond and he had Sunny out, so Sunny promptly flew in after him into the room then out to other birds. I wasn't happy but it is what it is! So now all the birds are together in the living room. (In separate cages) I'm hoping Oscar and Benji will be able to live together in the future) they are getting on like a house on fire, no aggression at all. So good too that Benji seem to mirror Oscars behaviour and he is so animated not catatonic like he was when he arrived.
    . IMG_5981.JPG Benji AKA Big bird. IMG_5948.JPG Benji and Oscar. IMG_5938.JPG
     
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    What a handsome boy.
     
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    Things are slowly moving forward Benji's fethers are slowly getting healther. He eats his veggies and fruit without issues and he hangs out with Oscar for hours without any aggression at all. It's like they lived their whole life together.
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    They are complete together, just beautiful.
     
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    That special joy you get when a bird who never had a toy gets straight into it :xflove:
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    Just beautifully awesome!
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    :heart:He looks like a different bird compared to the first photos.
     
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    This is the boys today, playing with toys together. When Benji starts with his stress behaviour (crying like a baby and moving his head in a 8 shape+ rocking from leg to leg) I wrap him lightly in a tea towel and place him on my chest and he place his head against my heart and I stroke his head. He close his eyes and relaxes. Today when doing it Oscar came flying over and tried to get in under tea towel with Benji they are so cute together and Benji is so healthy looking these days :heart:
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    Oh, they are so cute together! Bless you for taking him in. He looks beautiful now.
     
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