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Date:9/20/2014 11:38:48 PM
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Good morning Angel
Hi and welcome back to part two of my blog entitled "Perfectly Lovable". I must say right now that The intent of these articles is not to ruffle feathers, or to make any birdie sad, BUT to bring public awareness to the plight of all birds in captivity and in the wild. My hope is that through awareness we BC birdies, and parrronts might take a pro-active part in bringing about change for the better. That said, let us continue.
Kalioops is a beautiful female, Gold Mantled Rosella that resides with me at Momma Deb's. In 2008 Kali was some how injured. No one was ever able to tell what happened. Whether she had landed on the wrong cage, or her band caught on something. Her foot was badly mangled and two toes were severely injured. As a result she lost the two injured toes and the use of the remaining two. She gets around by using her foot as a prop for balance, and climbing. Although she has trouble walking, she is a happy, active bird with a good quality of life.
My good buddy Charlie is a happy, lovable Green Quaker that was injured by a freak accident involving a larger flock mate. The Veterinarian wanted her Mom to euthanize her, saying she's never have any quality of life but there was no way she would even think of it. Charlie's Mom has helped her adjust by making special efforts to keep her safe, added sides to her play gym, and giving her toys and activities to help keep her mind stimulated. My hat goes off to Charlie's Mom and the love she bestows on Charlie, and all of the flock.
Finally meet, Angel, a 11 year old Umbrella Cockatoo. Like many female Cockatoos used in breeding, she found herself in a bad relationship. Her mate had began attacking her during breeding season. One day he ripped her maxilla (top beak) right off. Her overwhelmed owners tried to care for her, hand feeding her for 6 years but soon became tired of the restrictions it placed on their lives. They handed her over to the Midwest Avian Adoption & Rescue Services, Inc -MARRS, in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Prior to her being handed over, her owners had begun the process of obtaining a new beak. A local Veterinarian had implanted small barbells in what was left of Angel's Maxilla to serve as an anchor for the future prosthesis. MARRS, co-founder Eileen McCarthy arranged with Dr, Kenneth Meyer, a Minneapolis prosthodonist to finish the job. Using photos of other Umbrella TOOs he molded a realistic looking maxilla for Angel from medical-grade bio-acceptable acrylics, attaching it with wires to the barbells
Once quiet and listless, Angel is now a real clown, using her prothesis to climb, manipulate objects and eat.
It is important to note please; although disabled birds make wonderful, perfectly lovable companions they require devotion, willingness to adapt to their needs and special care. PLEASE think it through carefully before making the decision to bring one of these great birds into your lives.
with my heart filled with love,
SKY--a disabled Macaw-224183
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