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How much hope is there for birds with heart disease?

Kassiani

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Awww, Widget! I'm sorry he has to go through that, but know the information is so important. My Opie gets easily bruised on his shoulders sometimes when he has to be toweled because he has no feathers there to act as a cushion. I notice that Widget is a bit thin in the feather department around his neck--maybe that's why he gets bruised?

I'm so glad he recovered fairly quickly and pray for good results!
 

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I’m not sure if that contributes but the bruising is from when they draw blood. It’s very scary looking but this time is actually not as bad as last time, it didn’t seem sore when he was toweled for his medicine tonight. He is going to sleep well tonight though that’s for sure.

Fecal came back normal by the way, still waiting for the bloodwork results.
 

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Can Widget have a mini pumpkin for fall? If so does it have to be cooked first? I wouldn’t let him eat too much although I’m not sure if he would even be interested because he’s usually scared of big food.
 

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I buy something called a pie pumpkin. The mini pumpkins are often coated with something that isn’t made to be eaten because they are mostly just decorative. Pie pumpkins are a bit larger than the minis, but not as big as a carving pumpkin.

And hurray Widget!!
 

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Ohh okay, I’m glad I asked first! I had no idea.
 

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It is very good for Widget and you, and he looks so cute :)
 

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Thank you!
 

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So Widget’s play gym I posted before has kind of deep holes for the screws and I put a pinch of seeds in one and he got so happy trying to get the seeds out. So I got him this foraging perch from Lil Monsters and wow. He normally is a bit scared of new toys/perches even if he is really curious. This time he hopped on it right away and started eating. I wonder if there’s anything else I could put in it besides seeds/nutriberries/avicakes? Maybe his freeze dried veggies too.
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Awww! Look at Widget go! Auntie @Mizzely does good work!
 

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He seems quite fascinated with this food and how to get it :)
 

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Yes Widget loves Lil Monsters! I can’t believe I used to buy toys on Amazon (plus it was always nerve wracking trying to find ones that were safe).
 
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