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Hi! My name is Peppy

I am a Green-Winged Macaw from Wallops Island, VA.



6 years old   M

Green-Winged Macaw

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  Hi Peppy
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope you had a special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

07/10/2014 08:42.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Peppy
Congratulations on botd.I hope you had a good day at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Zeena (255116) BOTM.

07/10/2014 07:50.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats King Peppy!
Wishing you loads of fun as our BC King today! Enjoy!
Picabo

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo: Vote Zeena BOTM @ 255116! & Angel Alfie (RIP).

07/10/2014 07:05.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Peppy~~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I know you are going to have a fantastic day in the spotlight!!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

07/10/2014 07:03.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/10/2014 06:40.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the castle today with King Pepper.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116.

07/10/2014 06:13.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

07/10/2014 04:11.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Mr Peppy, congrats for BOTD, from Jenny
Have a great time at the castle! So sorry I wasn't on BC and FB much yesterday, dad was so busy prepping our home and a cage for our new flock member! He is a bird we have known for a long time, and loved him for all those years! He is a Citron Crested Too, and is the spitting image of our Angel! His name is "LIMON", we like that name and we are going to keep it that way! He is very sweet, but like all Toos, he has a stubborn side, we'll just deal with it! His current mom is having severe separation anxiety, and we fully understand that pain! He will be coming to our home tonight, and will became a full fledged Dallas flock member, needless to say, dad and all the rest of us are very excited and full of anticipation to see what the future brings! Have a great throw back Thursday, we certainly plan to, and give my love to all in your happy bird home...

Love from Jenny, & my Dallas family

PS~Limon has rekindled the spark of love in my daddy he thought was gone forever, life has taken turn for the better, we have not seen him this happy for more than 2 years!

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/10/2014 03:44.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Stopping to say congratulations and leave you a vote!!
Hope you are enjoying your special day in the spotlight!!

Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

07/10/2014 02:42.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K Mikey61671/Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMZeena255116/Mour- ning Gizmo.

07/10/2014 02:00.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear King Peppy
Congrats on winning BOTD today! Here's a basket of nuts for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with King Pepper today! Have a greyt time, and be sure to look in the castle lake for the shark and the sea monster playing together!
Luv, Spot♥
PS, Your mom or pops takes greyt pictures!

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Zeena 255116 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon Thank you all for this honor! BOTD.

07/10/2014 01:15.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy,

Congrat's on being BOTD. It's Oz, The Pink Too. Hope you have as much fun in the Castle as my Flock and I did when we were there! Here's a vote for you, handsome! Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Oz

Come visit me, Parker, Silver, APACHE IS SO HAPPY SNOWFLAKE SAID YES ON 04/27/14, Oz & Cheyenne said YES to her Jedi 5/3/14.

07/10/2014 07:43.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hey Peppy, we were hoping you'd get a 2 day celebration! Hope you enjoy your time in the castle today. It goes so fast, though. Have fun in the spotlight today, party on! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/10/2014 07:12.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Peppy
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. So fun when the hatchday festivities turns into a day as royalty. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Pepper. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

07/10/2014 06:21.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on BOTD! Peppy!We are all sooo eggcited to see your sweet face on the spotlight page this morning and we are all wishing you a greyt day in the castle with King Pepper for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!
Please say hello to your sweet Momma for us all and give her a warm hug from my Momma!She misses her too!
Wishing you a greyt day and we're sending you all our love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

07/10/2014 06:21.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Peppy!
Congrats on being BOTD! You are a handsome King! Have a great day at the castle today!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Have Great Summer!.

07/10/2014 05:05.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie goes looking for Charlie
ANOTHER PARTY ! Let's go hoot and holler for KING PEPPY ! We can play at the castle today :)

Come visit me, Cookie - summertime, summertime . . ., BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/10/2014 02:35.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy!
Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

07/10/2014 12:29.59 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ya Peppy~~
Happy hatchday! I hope it was a wonderful day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Little Angel's Bridal Shower, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo have joined the Circus!!! & The Calendar Page~July's Birthstone is the Ruby.

07/09/2014 10:11.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Flying by to wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your day. macaws rule!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

07/09/2014 09:00.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Peppy!
Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
Big wing hugzzz from
Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote ZEENA #255116 BOTM in July!.

07/09/2014 08:40.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Happy hatchday. I hope you had a nice day and got many treats and some new toys too. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Zeena (255116) BOTM.

07/09/2014 08:28.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day, Peppy!
Enjoy your special day with lots of hugs and beaky kisses and toys and treats! Have fun, big guy!
High 4- Picabo & flock

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo: Vote Zeena BOTM @ 255116! & Angel Alfie (RIP).

07/09/2014 07:26.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

07/09/2014 05:42.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Peppy!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuuuuu! Hope you have a great day with lots of snuggles, toys , treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Have Great Summer!.

07/09/2014 02:14.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
Have a very HAPPY HATCHDAY today! We hope you get lots of extra treats and toys!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER.

07/09/2014 12:19.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Peppy!
Kiddo here with a vote and a nice, nearly full, bag of almonds for you. It was a full when I left the house, but whew! It is a long flight to VA from So Cal. There are plenty left to celebrate your special day though.

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote for Zeena #255116 for BOTM!!!.

07/09/2014 10:38.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a blast celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE ZEENA BOTM 255116.

07/09/2014 08:44.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hey Peppy, we hope your day is filled with attention, toys and treats just for you! We also hope the rest of the flock is doing well, we haven't heard from anybirdy there in such a long time. Enjoy your special day, Peppy, and maybe you'll get to stretch it into a 2 day celebration! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/09/2014 07:25.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Peppy
V4U today. We're flying by to wish you a very Happy Hatchday. Enjoy and have fun! :)

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold****Thank you for the Hatchday Wishes! :).

07/09/2014 05:39.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Peppy
Happy 6th Hatchday. Here's a vote in celebration. Hope its your best ever. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

07/09/2014 05:24.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie and Charlie
arrive in the bird room just in time to sing for Peppy !

Happy hatchday to you
happy hatchday to you
happy hatchday to Peppy
happy hatchday to you . . .

Then Cookie goes to get hatchday cake for himself and Charlie :)

Come visit me, Cookie - summertime, summertime . . ., BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/09/2014 03:33.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
How are u sweetie? What a month I'm having! I'M THE QUEEN, but I've been banished to the dungeon (my cage is in sissy's basement)! Mom had been sick, so I don't understand why she went on vacation for 4 days to a place called a hospital! She won a trip there coz she had something called pneumonia. It seems to have been a good place for her to go coz she doesn't look like a walking zombie anymore! Another good thing that came out of her trip was that she quit smoking! It's been 3 weeks since she smoked one of those nasty things! Mom always smoked outside, & never around me, but she always smelled of those yucky things. Mom is happy, she tried to quit dozens of times but was never successful. Mom was sooooo sick, that she didn't even suffer withdrawal! Being sick gave mom a wake-up call...she struggled to breathe the last couple weeks & that scared the crap out of her! Also, not buying any cigarettes these last 3 weeks, she's had a bunch of extra money (to spend on ME of course! In the next couple days, I will resume birdie first aid blogs. I still have lots of first aid info that I want to share with all my birdie friends!

Oh, I wanted to share with all my dear friends. .my sissy Amanda's biopsy came back NORMAL!!!! We are sooooo relieved & so thankful to God that sissy doesn't have cancer! Mom was having a hard trying to pretend everything was fine so that sissy wouldn't be quite as scared! The ENT Doc seems to think it may caused by something viral. Sissy isn't going to bother pursuing it right now, but sometime in the future! First aid blogs will start back up again in the next day or 2, mom is trying to get things in order after being in the hospital. See u soon sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen TiaMaria

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

02/13/2014 04:37.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 26 -- NO BLOG #25
How are u sweetie? I wonder if anybirdy else had trouble getting on BC yesterday? I kept getting kicked off every time I tried to leave a blog, so I'll do yesterday's blog today.
Today, we will discuss:
DANGEROUS FOODS
In general, foods which are safe & healthy for parrots to eat. However, there are exceptions. These are a few examples of foods to avoid:
ALCOHOL -- Avoid completely; consumption can lead to brain damage & death.
APPLE SEEDS -- Contain cyanide. (All pits & seeds from fruits are best avoided.)
AVOCADO -- (Including guacamole.)vPit contains cyanide, which can leech from pit into the avocado flesh. Avoid completely; consumption is known to have caused death within hours.
CHOCOLATE -- Avoid completely; consumption of even small quantities can cause rapid onset of hyperactivity, vomiting, diarrhea, heartbeat irregularities, seizures, & death. If u suspect ur bird has ingested chocolate, administer 1 cc of Pepto-Bismol & rush ur bird to an avian vet.
CAFFEINE -- Includes caffeinated beverages, coffee grounds, & tea bags or ice tea crystals. See symptoms & treatment listed under chocolate.
FAT -- AVOID feeding high fat foods; excess fat over time can cause fatty liver disease, obesity, diarrhea & oily feather texture. Excess fat in the diet can also interfere with the absorption of other nutrients, such as calcium.
ONIONS: -- Excessive amounts of cooked or raw onions can be toxic to ur bird. Too many onions in the diet can destroy red blood cells & cause anemia, jaundice, & bloody urine.
RHUBARB LEAVES -- Avoid completely; consumption can cause death.
SALT -- Consumption can cause excessive drinking & urinating, depression, neurologic hyperactivity, tremors & death. When necropsied, birds having consumed excessive amounts of salt show a great deal of fluid buildup in the brain & hemorrhaging. Mushrooms, garlic, Mistletoe, tobacco, batteries, some coins, mirror backing, foil, are some other examples or bird poisons. We will cover toxic plants & heavy metal next. Here's hoping BC is back to normal. I suspected that there was a problem, coz at 6pm yesterday, I hadn't received any blogs. When I got on BC this morning, there was blogs there from yesterday...strange! This is the first time I didn't have a bog that I can't blame mom! I hope u had a good day & I'll see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/27/2014 01:06.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 24
How are u sweetie? Today, we will continue with POISONS -- HOME TREATMENT. First, I would like thank everybirdy for their prayers & kind words of encouragement. It really means a lot to us! I would also like to give a great big thank you to sweet Momma Deb for yet another fantastic campaign pic! I would not have had any campaign pics if it wasn't for Momma Deb, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!
POISONING -- HOME TREATMENT
First, try to determine what may have poisoned ur pet. Birds can be poisoned by inhaling fumes, by ingesting a poisonous plant or chemical, or by coming in contact with a poison on their skin.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME:
IF BY ACIDS, ALKALIS, OR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS: make the bird swallow mulk, mixed with Pepto-Bismol, egg white, or olive oil. DO NOT induce vomiting!!
IF BY OTHER: Induce vomiting. Use mustard & water solution put at back of the throat.
IF KNOWN: Call poison control center. (If burned, SEE BURNS, blog #18).
VETERINARY TREATMENT
Stabilizing the bird is most important, especially if she is in shock (blog #11), convulsing (blog #22), or having breathing problems (blog #17). A complete physical & general supportive care will be administered. If ingested, medication can be given to reduce the absorption of the poison into the bloodstream.
PREVENTION
You can help prevent poisoning in ur bird by following these steps:
*Make sure food & water is always fresh.
*Wash all fruits & vegetables before serving them to ur bird.
*Keep potentially poisonous household products out of ur bird's reach.
*Do not let ur bird fly free in the kitchen or bathroom.
*Do not use products with strong fumes, such as cleaning products, around ur bird.
*Do not use fungicides, herbicides, insecticides or rodenticides around ur bird without consulting ur avian vet.
*Do not let ur bird near ur houseplants.
*Do not leave cigarettes or other tobacco products where ur bird can reach them. Ideally,do not smoke around ur bird, either.
*Do not use nonstick cookware because overheated nonstick items can emit potentially fatal fumes for ur bird.
*Immediately consult ur avian vet. If u suspect any potential poisoning problems in ur pet.
Tomorrow, we will cover DANGEROUS FOODS & POISONOUS PLANTS. Sweet dreams sweetie, see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/24/2014 10:49.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 23
Hi everyone, I'm Sandy, TiaMaria's mom. Before I start today's blog, I would like to ask my dear BC friends to pray for my oldest daughter, Amanda. She is 31 & is the mom of my 3 grandkids. She went to the Dr on Tuesday because she was getting concerned about having swollen lymph nodes. The Dr was concerned & ordered a CT scan, which she had done yesterday morning. The results were given to the Drs office & they called my daughter & told her she needs to have a biopsy done. The Drs office scheduled her appt with the surgeon before they even called my daughter, she has an appt to see a surgeon tomorrow, coz they want the biopsy done ASAP. Dr told her they want the biopsy done to rule out lymphoma. We are all nervous wrecks over this. I appreciate any?all prayers for her. Thank you.
Today, we will start discussing POISONING & TOXICITY.
POISONING
Some poisons can kill a bird quickly. Others can cause clinical signs ranging from a mild digestive tract upset to a violent illness. If ur bird is poisoned & u are unable to reach ur avian vet, u should call an animal poison control center. I have the phone #s for two:
(1). ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER -- 1-888-ANI-HELP or, 1-888-426-4435 ($60.00 per case). The $60.00 consultation fee may be charged to ur credit card.

(2). NATIONAL ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER (NAPCC). The NAPCC is located at the University of Illinois. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, & each call is handled by a vet who is specially trained in animal poisoning. There is a $65.00 charge per case, but it could mean the difference between life & death for ur bird. The NAPCC's numbers are: 1-800-548-2423 (billed as a flat rate of $65.00) or 900-680-0000 (billed on a per-minute basis.
SIGNS -- A poisoned bird may suddenly regurgitate, develop diarrhea, bloody droppings, redness or burns around her mouth, go into convulsions, become paralyzed, go into shock or any number or other abnormalities. Tomorrow, we will continue with POISONING, starting with HOME TREATMENT. Hope u had a good day, see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/23/2014 09:50.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 22
How are u sweetie? BRRRR! It's a cold day today! At 10am, it's still 3 degrees BELOW ZERO! Supposed to have a high of 5 degrees! My blog yesterday was too long & got cut off. I will first finish up: HEATSTROKE
PREVENTION
You can reduce ur bird's chances of suffering heatstroke by keeping her out of direct sun, providing her with ample supplies of clean, fresh water & not keeping her in a car on a hot day. Interior temps in a car can rise quickly during hot weather, which can cause serious problems for all pets.
For about the next week, starting tomorrow, we will be discussing POISONING & TOXICITY. Today, we will cover CONVULSIONS, as this is a symptom of poisoning.
CONVULSIONS (SEIZURES)
A convulsion, which is a series of violent & involuntary muscle contractions, indicates that there is a very serious underlying medical problem. Convulsions are not a diagnosis, rather they are the result of any number of problems that include head trauma, infection, lead poisoning, some nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, low blood calcium, heatstroke, neurological disease & epilepsy (brain malfunction causing recurring seizures.
SIGNS --In the minutes before a convulsion a bird may appear apprehensive & restless. A convulsion may only affect a single wing or leg or could involve the entire body or affected limb. The bird may also lose her balance & fall to the floor or even lose consciousness. Convulsions usually last only a few seconds, but can last a minute or two. The time interval between them can vary. They may occur a few minutes apart, or they may occur days or even months apart. There is no effective home treatment for convulsions. The underlying cause must be determined & treated to prevent further episodes. Remove objects from bird's cage, such as toys & perches, to protect her from further injury. This. Is an emergency & ur avian vet will want to examine ur bird immediately. Medication is available to control convulsions. However, to actually prevent them from occurring, the underlying cause should be determined.
See u tomorrow sweetie, pleasant dreams!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/22/2014 08:37.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 21----No BLOG #20
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover FROSTBITE & HEATSTROKE.
FROSTBITE (HYPOthermia)
Frostbite is an emergency because, in a moderate case, the bird's toes could be lost; or, in a severe case, the bird could die.
SIGNS -- The frostbitten area will be very painful, cold & hard to the touch. After several days the affected area may become very hard, dry & dark black in color.
HOME TREATMENT -- place the bird in a warm environment (85° to 90°F.). U can use a heat lamp or a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel. Take extreme care not to burn the bird. Warm up the damaged tissue very gradually in a warm circulating water bath. Food & water should be easily accessible to bird. Monitor the air temp to avoid overheating. Determine the cause of the chilling. Watch for signs of shock (blog #11). If it is due to environmental conditions such as power outage or drafts, fix the problem or locate the bird. Ur avian vet will want to examine ur bird.
VETERINARY TREATMENT -- Ur avian vet will warm the bird gradually by placing her in an incubator & administering intravenous (IV) fluids. Ur avian vet will want to examine the bird.
PREVENTION -- Keep birds indoors during extremely cold weather. Most pet birds can tolerate outdoor temps that dip down to 30°F. Cold temps combined with dampness &/or wind will create an ideal environment for frostbite to develop. Birds housed outdoors in cold weather should not be kept on metal perches.
HEATSTROKE (HYPERthermia)
Overheated birds can go into shock quickly.
Heatstroke most commonly occurs if:
*The bird is kept in a cage in direct sunlight where there is no shade or shelter from the sun.
*A bird is in a vehicle with the windows closed or with inadequate ventilation.
*Too much supplemental heat, in the form of a heat lamp or heating pad, is supplied.
*The bird is wrapped in a towel (a common method of restraint) for an excessive length of time.
SIGNS -- An environment that is very warm & a bird that is panting, holding her wings down & away from her body. The bird will also be extremely weak & could go into shock or a coma. Overheating tends to occur more commonly in birds that are overweight, so keep ur bird at its ideal weight. Heatstrokevi?+
HOME TREATMENT -- First, remove the bird from her hot environment & place her in a cool area. Start to reduce her body temp by placing her in an air-conditioned room, in front of a fan, or spraying her with cool water from a misting bottle. Make sure the feathers are wet to the skin. Offer the bird cool water to drink if she is able, or begin to give her a few drops of cool water by mouth. Contact ur avian vet's office for further instructions.
VETERINARY TREATMENT -- In addition to general supportive care, the patient will be placed in a cool, well-oxygenated & moist environment. Dehydration can be treated by administering fluids. The bird should be closely monitored for at least 24 hours.
PREVENTION -- You can reduce ur bird's chances of

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01/21/2014 03:13.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 19
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover CONCUSSIONS & DIARRHEA (I guess we can call it "heads or tails")?!
CONCUSSION
A concussion is caused by a blow to the head & could lead to unconsciousness. This type of injury frequently occurs when a bird crashes into walls, windows, etc when flying freely through the house. Place ur injured bird in a dark quiet place & consciousness occurs, or ur bird does not rapidly return to normal, emergency vet care is critical.
DIARRHEA
Diarrhea can cause dehydration & a loss of nutrients. Diarrhea is actually uncommon in pet birds. Excessive urine is much more common & frequently mistaken for diarrhea. Remember, if the stool is solid & formed, it IS NOT diarrhea. Increased urine will, however, cause the stool to become wet & slightly loose. Causes of diarrhea can include diet (sudden change in type of food or spoiled food), intestinal infection, poisoning, ingestion of a foreign object, parasites, generalized diseases, egg laying or egg-binding, overtreatment with antibiotics & stress.
SIGNS -- The signs of diarrhea are loose, watery & unformed stool.
HOME TREATMENT -- If ur bird has diarrhea, remove any non-food items which she may be chewing. Feed a bland diet of soft fresh foods, such as pasta, rice, beans & cooked oatmeal. U might consider giving Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate in the following doses:
Finches/canaries: 4 drops every 4 hrs
"Budgies": 6 drops every 4 hrs
Cockatiels: 10 drops (0.5cc) every 4 hrs
Amazons: 20 drops (1cc) every 4 hrs
Cockatoos & Macaw: 30 drops (1.5cc) every 4 hrs
Remember, any treatment offered at home will delay more specific treatment by ur vet. This time delay may be very significant if bird has a serious health problem.
VET TREATMENT -- Because diarrhea is only the result of a problem & not a diagnosis vets need to try & determine the underlying cause to resolve the problem. Diagnostic tests, such as stool analysis &/or culture, X-rays & blood tests, may be recommended.
See u tomorrow! THANK U FOR UR SUPPORT!!!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/19/2014 03:30.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Peppy
DAY 18
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover BURNS.
Burns can be very serious & very painful to a bird. Shock & infection could possibly occur. Exposure to high temps (flame, hot liquids, steam or any hot object), electricity or chemicals can cause burns. Burns should be suspected if an area of the skin has a very inflamed, irritated appearance, or if the feathers are greasy or burnt. First, try & determine what type of burn ur bird has suffered. The type of burn determines the treatment that should be followed. If ur bird has been burned by HOT WATER, mist the burned area with cool water, or if a leg or foot, immerse the burned area in cool water to help relieve the pain. An antibiotic ointment should be applied. To avoid further damaging the feathers, this med should be either a water-soluble liquid,, spray or powder. Do not apply any oily or greasy substances, including butter, because these substances can damage the bird's feathers.
If the bird has been burnedby HOT GREASE, lightly coat the burned area with flour or cornstarch to help absorb the grease.
If the bird has been burned by ACID, such as toilet bowl cleaner or drain cleaner, gently flood the area with cool water to dilute the chemical, then lightly coat burned area with a paste of baking soda & water.
If the bird has been burned by an ALKALI SUBSTANCE, such as ammonia or lye, gently flood the area with cool water to dilute the chemical, then coat the burned area lightly with vinegar.
If the bird has been burned by an ELECTRICAL SOURCE, such as chewing on a power cord, first turn off the power & disconnect the cord. No home treatment is recommended. Birds suffering from burns may go into shock & will need prompt attention (shock-blog #11). Most burns are a true medical emergency & requires immediate vet attention. However, mild burns may be sprayed or flushed with cool water. These burns may be treated twice daily with small amounts of antibiotic ointment. Tomorrow, we will cover CONCUSSIONS & DIARRHEA. I hope u had a great day sweetie, see u tomorrow!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Love & a vote
Tia

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