He hasn’t shown any interest in it so far. He had the exact same heater at the rescue and never bothered it. But you are right, I need to keep it in mind and work to protect him and the cord.I don't know if Opie would be inclined to go after the electric cord for the heating panel.....can he grab it from inside the cage? With mine I either have it arranged so they can't reach it from inside or outside, or else I remove it during the day and it is only there at dark sleeping time.
They used to sell hangers for the unit that made that all easy.
I was having lunch in with Opie, and he seemed to think he might like a bit of peanut butter sandwich! I declined, lol!
Sorry but you'll have to send me your address, I have some peanut butter sandwiches to send! They're coming Opie, I promise!You were not inclined to agree? You're way tougher than me. That face has me convinced from here!
Wait when did you adopted him? I know about Opie!
I think little Kuiper’s scraggly look might be from his time outside, it looks like some missing feathers on the back of the head and the wing feather could’ve just been bent at the tip by something. Kiwi’s had a flight feather with a similar looking bent end before.
I wonder if it’s possible for a feather to grow in weird that way but just as a one time thing?
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They test for Chlamydia as it can be transmitted to humans least thats what I think.Wednesday of next week is the vet appointment for my newbies! Fecal parasite and gram stain, Polyoma Virus, BFD Virus, CBC, and baseline x-rays. Cha-Ching! They have both already been tested for Chlamydia (psittacosis) and were negative. I suspect that my little Kuiper may be too small to obtain a sufficient blood sample for all of the blood tests. We'll have to have a conversation about the priorities for testing with him. The vet record I was given for him states that he was 38 g at that time, which seems impossible to me. He's smaller than my two boys who bounce around 35 g most of the time.
Yes, it is zoonotic and they can't afford the liability of possibly being sued if someone gets sick. It would destroy the work they are trying to do.They test for Chlamydia as it can be transmitted to humans least thats what I think.
I don't know that the density difference between avian muscle and fat would create a 3 g difference, and I don't know how long he had been out on his own. It could have been 1 day or 6 months.Kuiper might be small but his time out might have gained muscle from flying?
November 2020When did they weigh him last?
Don't know what to tell you as I was just trying to come up with a reason why he might weigh more than your birds despite being smaller.I don't know that the density difference between avian muscle and fat would create a 3 g difference, and I don't know how long he had been out on his own. It could have been 1 day or 6 months.