Rollerblading along the road
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I made a video of Kev, my miracle tiel, for reference. In case anyone else is in a similar situation and needs some light at the end of the tunnel.
made me tear up...made me think of my other grey that was in same boat. But he lived out to age 50 but was always handicapped, my special needs bird, and my favorite too! God I miss him !I made a video of Kev, my miracle tiel, for reference. In case anyone else is in a similar situation and needs some light at the end of the tunnel.
Sure! So I guess the first thing to know is how she got hurt. She was out of her cage and flew into the other room, so I didn't see what initially happened. But I do know that something spooked her and by the time I got out there, she was flying around in a blind panic despite the fact that she's familiar with my home and was previously a very good flyer. She flew into the walls several times before falling to the floor on her back. She initially seemed fine, but several hours later lost the ability to use her feet (fortunately I already had her at the vet when that happened).Happy you did not give up on her. Can you describe briefly her medical care and then your care and "rehab" for her?
Ironically, Kev was not special needs when I adopted her! She picked me after not wanting to interact with pretty much anybody else, so it was really clear, but I kinda felt guilty about taking in a relatively "easy" bird who I felt could have gone to a less experienced owner. Little did I know, the bird who was to have a severe brain injury a few months later chose the brain injury expert! I'm not very superstitious but I do have to wonder if she knew somehow.@enigma731 thank you so much for posting this. I've been down a couple of days and your video has helped put some fire back in me. Just telling your story would not have been half as effective.
This video should be set as an example as to why we should encourage peeps to take in special needs birbs.