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7/21/12
Mom was wanting another birdie and found me at the pet store looking all cute. She just couldn't resist!

7/22 day 2- Callie stepped up for me!!Yeay! She is such a good girl!


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Hi! My name is Callie*

I am a Pearl Mutation Cockatiel from Boynton Beach, FL.

Baby girl, Hissy girl (after 8:30pm) :) Callie callie Callie!

1 year old   F

Pearl Mutation Cockatiel

RoudyBush crumbles, Millet, broccoli!

On my big playstand! Love it!!

being in a cage!! No one is allowed to walk past my cage or even look at me after 8:30pm.. that's when I turn into Hissy girl!!

She gave my a huge house with lots of toys and perches.I get lots of out of the cage time!!

I used to hiss... Now I put my head down for scritches as soon as you come near me. I peep as mom scrathes my head.. :).

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  Hi Callie♥
Mom is fine, she just can't see well. I'd love to come and see a movie with you!
Mom had 2 tours this morning, one with Kindergarten kids and one with fifth grade. I like the pulling a train with your teeth analogy for the K kids, thanks, Cookie's mom! Mom always says it's like herding cats. They were pretty much all over the place. The second group was more fun for mom, they were from a rural area in PA, so knew a lot of the plants and animals they were looking at already. Mom likes the PA natural history tour, because she can go almost anywhere in the museum and talk about the state. If one area is crowded, she can move on. Tonight Bree is finally coming for the birdicures, so mom and her sister will go out early for dinner. They should get back in plenty of time.
I hope you are having a lovely day filled with sun, warmer temps, and lots of love. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/17/2014 11:45.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Mom feels fine, it's just that her eyes aren't working so well. It was good to talk to your mom, too.
I'll get Peppino, and ask Kacey and Mikey to join us at the beach, that's a great idea.
Mom had 2 trainees today, and it was an all bird day, so she was happy. She had them both get on the camo sheet and the ghillie suit and do the owlet with Martha. She couldn't go in there because there are only 2 suits, so she kind of watched through a corner of the curtain to see that they did right.
They went into the main aviary next, where there are a couple of blue jays, a cardinal and a starling. It's not too crowded in there yet, but they got to do the inside and the outside aviaries. Last but not least, they did the avian nursery. Again, no babies yet, but several cages to be cleaned anyway. Those birds included screech owls, pigeons, doves, a woodpecker, a jay, and a yellow bellied sapsucker. It was a good variety, so the trainees got to deal with a lot of birds. The dove escaped and mom showed them how to catch it calmly and replace it in the cage.
This afternoon we think Bree is coming to trim nails and maybe wings. Mom is still thinking about the wings part, because of Daisy dog. She wants us to be able to get away if necessary. Mom is about ready for a haircut, too, so maybe Lena will be coming over as well. It's not as pretty as it was over the weekend, but it's still pleasantly warm. Hope you are having a good day. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxo

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04/14/2014 09:37.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
I miss my Little Peep, too. I wish you were here more often, though. Hope your mom and Aunt Dede have a great time. It sounds like your mom should rent a room at the vet's office, though, with all these visits. Hope Peetie, Paulie, and YOU are all okay. Quit laying those eggs, girl! You will wear yourself out.
We have had rain for a couple of days now, but it's helping everything to grow, and it smells like a spring rain, mom says.
This morning Polly walked around the block again, and wanted to come upstairs while mom does our posts today. Mom carried her up, though, it's way too soon for her to try to climb the stairs.
Today is the big fundraising/collections day for the wildlife center. It's the annual Baby Shower for Mother Nature's babies! It's not the same as it once was. Before, they used to hold it at the center with tours through the building, and snacks and games for everyone. The volunteers would man the games and make the snacks. It was fun, but the center outgrew the event. 2 years ago the parking was totally inadequate, there were so many people that the tours became too crowded, etc. So last year they changed the event. Now the volunteers take animals into the community to several stores and donation centers. Shower guests may bring their donations to those locations and see one animal ambassador. They will receive a voucher for a free tour at the center with each donation. Last year it was a great success, they collected more money and gifts than ever before, so we're hoping the same goes this year. Mom will be in Shadyside, an upscale neighborhood, with the always classy Murphy the skunk!
So, we have to send a c/p today and hope everybirdie understands the need for it. Hope also that you are having a great day! Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxooxoxox

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/05/2014 07:16.24 AM Report This Comment  
  HI CALLIE
HAPPY TGIF DAY. SAY HI TO AUNT DEDE FROM US. SORRY IT HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO GET BACK TO YOU. WE ARE WAY BEHIND IN OUR BLOGGING. YOU MUST' NT LAY ANY MORE EGGS. ITS TOO HARD ON YOUR BODY. YOU MUST CONCENTRATE ON OTHER THINGS TO KEEP YOUR MIND OCCUPIED LIKE ROLLER SKATING WITH WILLIE. (THAT IS JUST THE MOST ADORABLE PICTURE).

LOVE BOO BOO

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04/04/2014 03:00.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Please tell Aunt Dede we miss her and say hi! I hope they have a great visit. I also hope you are not laying any eggs yet, you need a break. I'll be happy to come to the pool with you, too. That sounds great.
Falco made BOTD today so there will be a party all day in the castle. Come on over!
The news about Polly is fantastic, mom thinks. First of all, she walked from the car to the house yesterday, which she didn't do after the first surgery. Then twice, when mom took her outside yesterday, she walked to the curb, once even from the back door. She ate last night, and again this morning with gusto. Mom thinks this one will be a faster recovery, she's already touching down with her toe.
This morning mom cleaned after the new baby great horned owl, so she had to wear the ghillie suit. It's a jacket and hood with cut out leaves fluttering all over it, and the head piece has mesh over the face with the leaves on it, too. It's a little hard to see from, but it beats the 'ghost suit' sheet that mom wore last year. It's lighter and easier to maneuver in. She also cleaned the main aviary and the RVS room today. The baby bats seem to be okay, and the ground hogs are doing well, even the one that got hit twice by cars. The poor little raccoon didn't make it though. He was too badly injured.
That's all the news for today, don't forget to come to the castle for the PARTY! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/02/2014 10:06.17 AM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/DIXIE #61444/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
CALLIE, ARE THOSE ALL YOUR GREENS YOU ARE SITTING ON?? WELL I GUESS NOW THEY ARE, LOL.

OH 10 EGGS?? POOR GIRL. THE MOST I EVER LAID WAS 6 BUT 2 WERE BROKEN SO I ONLY HAD TO SIT ON 4 EGGS AT THE MOST. ONE OF MY EGGS ALWAYS BROKE CAUSE OF THE SOFT SHELLS NO MATTER IF I ATE MY CALCIUM FROM A BLOKE, CUTTLEBONE OR OTHER SUPPLEMENTS. I WOULD HAVE TO GET A SHOT EVERY THEE - FOUR MONTHS. I FEEL BETTER NOT LAYING ANYMORE EGGS. HOPEFULLY SOON YOU WILL GIVE UP ON THE EGG LAYING TOO.

SOMETIMES WE GIRLS JUST WANT TO BE MOMMIES

YOUR BFF KACEY

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04/01/2014 09:32.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Hot tub and movie sounds good to me!
Mom had a busy day yesterday, and found out the surgery dates for her eyes. They will do the right eye on April 24th and the left one on May 8th. She also found out she has some hemorrhaging in the left eye right now; we're hoping that goes away. The real fun was driving to the funeral home with dilated pupils! Mom was probably a road hazard, but she made it there and back in one piece. The lady that died was n her mid nineties. Her husband is 98 and had a math problem for mom yesterday! She's still working on it, heehee.
Today wasn't much better for lazing around. Mom did 2 tours this morning at the museum, one in Dinosaurs and Hillman hall of minerals, and the second one in Egypt. Both groups were 7th grades, but they were interested and engaged, so mom was fine with that. Later she went to get her nails done, then she had to drop off a form at her doctor's office. They want her to have a physical before the surgery, but that's silly because she just saw her doc 2 weeks ago! So she dropped off the form, hoping the doc will just fill it in and fax it off without her having to go back in there. Now she has a break to blog for us, but she has to prepare dinner for her neighbor. He was in the mood for Pesto, and mom has some frozen, so she told him to come here to eat tonight. They made the pesto in the summer with basil and garlic from their gardens. They will have tortellini with pesto and tilapia! Hope you are having a good day today and getting lots of attention! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/28/2014 01:51.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CALLIE
GUESS WHAT? IT DIDNT SNOW TODAY. YEAAAAY! IT SLOWLY STARTING TO WARM UP. TONIGHT ITS SUPPOSE TO RAIN.

LOVE BOO BOO

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03/27/2014 10:10.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
So, let's go swimming today, okay? Sorry the AC is out, hope it's working soon. We got snow overnight, but by noon it melted off the roads. That's good, but it's still cold cold cold! Hope spring gets here soon, it's well past time for winter to leave.
This morning mom cleaned the main aviary, the small flight aviary, and she took care of the foxes. It wasn't much work, but that's okay because she has to go back to the center tonight for training. It's baby mammal class! Every year all the volunteers who want to work with the babies must attend the baby bird and baby mammal classes. Then they get a stamp on their ID badge that lets staff know they are qualified to work with the babies. Already the center has admitted some baby squirrels and bunnies, so the class is timely. Mom has attended each year so she can keep fostering and working with the youngest patients.
I hope you are getting a ton of attention today. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxxoxoxoxoxo :)

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/26/2014 10:43.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
I love your pic, too. I hardly ever see you any more! I miss you, sweetie. I loved when we could do things together, like go boating or swimming, picnics, riding bikes, etc. I hope you don't lay more eggs soon.
Mom went to the pool for aerobics this morning, and when she was done she ran a few errands. Trader Joe's has cheap blueberries right now, so that was a stop. Maxine loves those things. Then she went to Michael's and PetSmart. We got the feather painting from Maddy yesterday and she was anxious to find a way to hang it. She ended up getting a white shadow box, so as soon as mom gets it mounted, we'll take a pic and show it off.
Now she's home for the day, so we will get some quality time as soon as she finishes our typing for us. She said something when she came in about wishing we could do our own blogs, but the silly woman knows we don't have thumbs and zygodactyl toes don't really flex around enough to type! Plus, who can read?
I hope you are having a good day and getting warm sunshine and bright skies along with your scritchies today. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/25/2014 12:16.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
I hpe mom enjoyed her day off. That sounds like fun, nails, then shopping, if you're a girl. To me, well, I'm a guy so it isn't as appealing, heehee.
I'm so sorry you're on eggs again. Wish we could figure out how to stop that.
That snow turned out to be a non event, we got no snow, just a coating. Of course, mom was so happy to see that, since it meant she didn't have to shovel. She had 2 tours today at the museum, and she went! They were both highlight tours, and the kids came from Erie, which was a long drive for them. They left home before 8AM to get to the museum for their 10:10 tour.
Mom's cold is getting better, she thinks. She hasn't had a cold for about 6 years, so she's not sure if it's really leaving.
Mom found out from the eye doctor yesterday that she needs cataract surgery. She doesn't know when yet, probably some time in April. She already told the doctor that Polly needs another surgery next month, so the dog and the mom will recover at the same time.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxoxoxxooxoxox

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/13/2014 12:47.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
It's getting warmer here, so maybe spring is on its way at last. Tonight it's time to change the clocks, so it will be light later tomorrow. Hope that means we get to stay up later, too.
Mom was at Biscuits Bingo today, and is pleased to report that the table earned over $900. When they get their share of the gate, it should prove to be a profitable day! Mom also won a basket with doggie stuff in it, so she can share with some neighbors who have dogs as well. Polly and Daisy will get their share, of course.
Tonight after dinner, mom is going to watch 12 Years a Slave with her friend who is staying as a house guest this week. It will hopefully be at least as good as the book was.
I hope you are having a good day and getting a lot of attention. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxo

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/08/2014 01:23.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Sorry we weren't online yesterday, but mom had other things on her mind. Here we've had nuisance snow for 2 days. Mom had a meeting yesterday at the museum, then she got Polly's prescription filled before going to pick her up. When she got to the vet's office, the tech had more pills, some liquids, and a lot of instructions. Mom was able to pick Polly up though, so she's recuperating at home. Last evening she was pretty drugged, did not eat or drink, although mom squirted some water in her mouth with a syringe.
Today she brought home a bigger crate from the center because the one she borrowed before is too small for Polly's head with the cone on it. Mom tried putting a sock over the stitches and taking the cone off, but Polly got the sock off and was trying to lick at the stitches, so the cone is back on.
So far, mom has iced the area a couple of times, done some passive range of motion exercises with her, and tried to get her to eat or drink. Today she ate some cat food, which they said wouldn't hurt. She's not drinking much, though, and mom is a bit concerned about that. She did walk outside today twice, just long enough to go to the potty the second time. She seems a bit more with it today.
Today at the center, mom cleaned the squirrel porch, which is still full of possums. They released the first bunch, but there are still more out there, recently moved from the mammal nursery. There are also flying squirrels out there: they are really cute. Then mom did the RVS room, which is pretty empty, but not for long. There are about 9 bats, the heron, and the ground hog still in there.
I hope you are having a good day and staying warm and dry. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxox :)

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02/26/2014 11:53.27 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY # 61671 & DIXIE #61444 FOR 10K CLUB
CALLIE, I AM SO GLAD THAT YOU ONLY LAID 3 EGGS. I HOPE THAT IN TIME YOU WILL STOP LAYING THEM. NO MATTER WHAT MY MOM DID I WOULD LAY EGGS EVERY 6-8 WEEKS. I FINALLY STOPPED AFTER MY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE WITH YOLK EMBOLISM.

I HOPE YOU WILL STOP SOON TOO. I KNOW YOU ARE STILL VERY YOUNG BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

02/25/2014 09:19.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie...
I so love your milonga picture !!!
What a cute couple you are... Trust me I know about mommies getting to busy. It's a pain in the tail feathers heehee !!!
Thank you sooo much for your daily votes.

Love your friend
Snowflake...

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02/25/2014 02:43.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Shall we get our picture taken for the next milonga, which will be next week? I'm not sure if I'll be there, though, because mom is having Lena's birthday dinner. They are going to a Japanese restaurant, but not one of those where they do a show, like Benni Hana. I'm glad you like the flowers, the girls did a nice arrangement.
I'm hoping your mom feels better today.
Why don't you sign up for the pirate adventure? I think Sam is still looking for some birds. Kacey and Mikey are going. I'm going to be in the radar room on the Pearl for our pirate adventure! I'm so excited, it's my first trip with the pirates. I hope I don't get seasick.
It's snowing today again, and mom had to pick up Polly's meds at the vet. Her neighbor drove her, since the driveway needs shoveled, and it hasn't stopped snowing yet. The vet is only open til noon today.
Hope to see you at Laka Aolani's party later today. Hope you are having a good day, hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxx :)

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02/15/2014 08:30.01 AM Report This Comment  
  YOU HAVE VALENTINE FLOWERS FROM WILLIE
To pick up your Valentine's Day order, do the following:
Go to The Pretty Rose Flower Shop, Page 188440 and scroll down to the picture gallery. You will see your order receipt, followed by your order. Your order may be on more than one page. Be sure to check all pages in the picture gallery.

To get your order, do the following:
1. Click on the image to open to full size.
2. Right click on the image to bring up the sub menu.
3. Click on "Save Picture As" and choose a location to save the image.
OR,
4. Simply copy the image and paste the image where ever you wish.
Do the same for all images.
Images will remain posted for one week. At that time, your order will be moved to a file folder. If you wish to reorder the same item, just let us know and we will repost it.

Love,
Alex, Ruby and Mikey
The Pretty Rose Flower Shop

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02/12/2014 12:25.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Thanks, sweetie! Aunt Rose did it for me. She is so good, like your mom is, with making the pics. Let's go swimming, that's a good idea.
Yesterday mom was ready to go to the museum and she got stuck in the driveway. She couldn't go forward, the tires were just spinning and the snow was coming down so hard, she could hardly see. She came in the house after trying to shovel her way out, and ended up calling off. Later, Josh came by to dig her out and put the car back into the garage.
She hasn't heard if the other docent for that tour made it to the museum or not, or if the students made it. The weather was bad and driving was treacherous all afternoon.
Today she dropped little Polly at the vet for her x rays, and she will go back at 4 for a consultation.
At the center this morning, mom did the RVS room, which still has that great blue heron in the large cage, a very sick pigeon, the bats, and the ground hog. I know, Herons don't carry rabies, so that's a weird place, but it's quiet in there and the cage is quite big, so it's less stress on him. He has eaten all the local pet stores out of feeder goldfish, so he has learned to eat mice now. In the wild, they will pick up rodents occasionally, as well as frogs, salamanders, etc. so it's not that weird. The other room she did today was the mammal nursery, with the possums and the turtle. Again, we know turtles aren't mammals, but it's a good place to set up an aquarium for him until we get busy for baby season. Hope you are having a good day, staying warm, and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxoox :)

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02/10/2014 10:45.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
Has mom given you the quiet, dark treatment for 12 hours per day? That is one of the things our vet has told mom to do for us. It doesn't really work in our house. Mom tries, but we are located in the living area, so this is where the action always is.
Egg laying can sure take a lot out of a bird. You need your energy for more fun stuff.
Zippy

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02/09/2014 12:25.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Remember when we got that pic taken? It was for the Valentine Milonga last year. Movies are fine, but why not come on the yacht Falco rented? We are sailing the Caribbean all month long, just because it's pretty, warm, dry, and sunny here.
Mom took Polly to the vet yesterday and she thinks Polly did some damage to her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) somehow. She said Polly was probably predisposed to it, it wasn't anything specific that caused it. Mom has to take her back on Monday morning so they can sedate her, take radiographs, and later consult with mom about their findings. Meanwhile, she is on NSAIDs and pain meds. Poor Polly, mom had to carry her to bed last night, as she couldn't make it up the steps.
Today mom is working at the museum, but not until 1PM, which is unusual. She will have older kids on a tour of animal adaptations. It should be a good tour, they are older kids, making a day of it in Pittsburgh.
I hope you are staying warm and dry there, we are cold, but sunny here, no new snow for at least a day. Get lots of scritchies today! Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxox :)

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02/07/2014 08:21.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
We have matching pics! YAY for us!
If you haven't made it to our rented yacht sailing the Caribbean this month, what are you waiting for? It's sunny and warm here, not like it is at home!
On another note, please go to the calendar page, 190654, and read Squeaky's message! We need lots of friends to sign up for the new bird page for when BC shuts us down. Sunny, Squeaky's mom, will be glad to send you the info.
Mom stayed in all day yesterday, but in the afternoon a guy came with a shovel and got the driveway cleared. Of course, it snowed again last night, because we haven't had enough yet. (That requires a sarcasm font, but there isn't one.) Today she was able to go teach the English class, and the salon wasn't busy, so it worked out for both her students.
Polly dog is favoring her left leg, so mom made a vet appointment for this afternoon. Later she is going out to dinner with her sister, so our time outside cages will come this evening. That's okay, though, because we had all day yesterday. I hope you are staying dry and warm, come see us on the yacht! Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxxooxoxxoox :)
Please join the new website! I would miss you too much.

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02/06/2014 10:17.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
Long time no squawk. How are you doing?
We are dealing with WINTER. At least we are staying warm. Mom stayed in today with a cold. But she is about ready to get busy on the day.
Zippy

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02/04/2014 10:53.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
DAY 31
How are u sweetie? It's been a rough week here! Sissy had her biopsy on Wednesday. She's a little bit sore, but not too bad. The Dr said she would have sissy's results in a week. Mom has a horrible case of bronchitis & hasn't been out of bed since last Saturday, except for a Drs appt on Tuesday & chest x-ray on Thursday! Mom is going to have to make another appt. She's finished her antibiotic & is feeling worse instead of feeling better.

I want to thank each one of my dear friends for all ur support during my campaign, it has really meant a lot to me! I want to thank everybirdy that put my name & page # on their name tags...that really meant a lot to me! I would like to give sweet Momma Deb a special thanks for all the awesome campaign pics that she made for me! If it wasn't for Momma Deb, I wouldn't have had any pics!

Mom ALMOST forgot my Hatchday, good thing sissy remembered! I'm sure it's the fever & lack of sleep!

There is still lots & lots of first aid info that I want to share with u! I will continue doing blogs! It should take up all of Feb, maybe March too! Mom is going to get this blog out, then spoil me the rest of my Hatchday! She needs to start treating me like a queen!
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01/31/2014 09:57.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Swimming sounds good, but first let's go to the KB and ride that 6 bird sled/saucer. It's a blast, you will love it.
We think the polar vortex gave up and went home, it was 30 when mom got up today! YAY, some good weather. Mom might just make it to the pool today, after going to the post office, that is. She got a new pair of loafers yesterday, as well as some books, after which she and her sister went to eat, then stopped at Michael's for some crafting supplies. Mom wisely kept her eyes straight ahead and didn't buy anything. She already has a ton of crafting stuff here. Not much else new here, just another winter day. Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of attention. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxo :)

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01/31/2014 10:04.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie and Flock
Thank you so much for the condolence messages for my Mione. And thank you for voting her Bird of the Day on the 23rd. It made me smile seeing my little angel in the spotlight. I miss her so much, as do Bella and Dobby. Especially Bella. :( They loved each other so much. I know my baby is in a better place up at the Rainbow Bridge with all of our other angels.

With love-
Momma Maddy, and Angel Hermione

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01/28/2014 02:25.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!
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01/27/2014 02:20.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
We all apologize for missing what looked to be a wonderful milonga last night. Mom had every intention of having us there for the whole thing, but she didn't get home until about 9:30, so we just basically made an appearance. By the time we got back it looked like everybirdie had gone home.
Here's what happened: Mom knew it would be a late dinner because of the weather. Her son in law is a mail carrier, and he had a rough day because of the snow yesterday. He phoned about 6:15 saying they would be on their way to pick mom up shortly. By the time they got here, there was a white out! Snow everywhere, roads slick, nothing had been treated since late afternoon when the last snow stopped. They were right out in the beginning of a new and severe storm. They got to the restaurant a long time later, sliding on some of the roads and mom was hanging on in the back seat, hoping for the best. Anyway, by the time they finished dinner, the major roads had been plowed and salted, and they followed a plow/salt truck up the biggest hill to get back. It was definitely an adventure that mom does not want to repeat!
When mom got back from walking the dogs this morning, she refilled the peanut feeder for the squirrels and the bird feeders for the wild little ones.
Hopefully we can have a milonga in a warm place again next month, and we will be able to attend. We are leaving our avatars up because they remind us all that winter can't possibly last forever.
Hope you are staying warm and dry today and getting lots of love and attention. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoox :)

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01/26/2014 09:38.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!
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Tia

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01/25/2014 12:00.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!
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01/23/2014 11:25.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Hi Sweetie! I hope you are coming to the milonga on Saturday night! It's going to be in Costa Rica, and I entered my avatar in the contest. So did Falco and Peppino, Chyna, Sam, Sweetpepper, and some others, like Cori and Booboo.
The folks at the wildlife center thank all the birds who came to visit Peppino in the KB. They were quite pleased with the donation.
The dogs got their salon day yesterday, so they look and smell good again, at least for a few days. This morning it was another cold one, so mom thought her Kindergarten tour would be delayed or cancelled. Not only did they not delay it, they made the kids take their coats off and leave them on the bus! Poor babies were freezing in that short walk from the bus to a classroom inside the museum. They had a good tour, though, and mom's group was very small, only 8 people. Now she's home until dinner, when she joins her sister for a meal at a restaurant. She's ours, but I know she'll be cleaning cages for awhile, too. We are heading over to the arena for the basketball game, hope to see you there. Also, stay warm and cozy today. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo :)

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01/23/2014 11:17.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!
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01/22/2014 11:52.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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 08:22.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!!!
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01/19/2014 07:32.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
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!
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01/18/2014 11:38.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
DAY 17
How are u sweetie? Today, we will cover blood in droppings & difficulty breathing.
BLOOD IN DROPPINGS
One of the most common reasons for blood in the droppings is heavy metal toxicosis (we will cover this later), especially from lead & zinc. This toxicosis can cause blood in urine. If u notice this, seek vet care immediately. Blood may also be seen in droppings due to intestinal or cloacal infections, cloacal growths, or with difficulty passing eggs. Dark tarry droppings may indicate bleeding higher up in the small intestine. Seek vet care.
DIFFICULTY BREATHING
Anytime an animal is having difficulty breathing, it must always be considered life-threatening. If in respiratory distress, a bird's condition can rapidly deteriorate. Check the nostrils for blockage. If external blockage is observed, such as caused by mucus, wipe with a damp cloth. Look for any other blockage such as seeds or dirt. The operculum, a small part of the bird's anatomy inside the nostril could be mistaken for a foreign body, so have ur vet examine & remove any suspected blockage. Wheezing rapid breathing, open-mouthed breathing & nasal discharge are obvious signs of respiratory distress. Less obvious signs could include tail bobbing (pronounced up & down motion of the tail), frequent stretching of the neck, swelling around the eye, loss of voice & sometimes a "clicking-like" sound when breathing. Shortness of breath can also be caused by illness. In that case, the bird should. Be seen promptly by ur vet.
HOME TREATMENT
Keep the bird warm, keep the environment calm & relaxed & consider covering the cage to help reduce ur bird's stress level. Also, turning on a vaporizer near the cage for short periods of time or placing ur caged bird (or a stand for a large bird) in a "steamy" bathroom may help ease labored breathing. Call ur vet's office & ask to be seen immediately. Panting or open-mouth breathing could be caused by overheating due to fright, exercise, or environmental temperature. Overheated birds can develop heatstroke (we will cover this). In these cases, the bird may also hold its wings outstretched from his body, pant heavily, & collapse. Allow the bird to remain quiet in a cooler location. Mist the bird with cool water & have bird stand on a cool wet towel. Do not cool the bird too quickly. Contact ur vet to determine if further treatment is necessary.
Tomorrow, we will cover burns.
I would like to thank you for all the support you have given me with my campaign. I am truly blessed to have such caring & wonderful friends!
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01/17/2014 11:53.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
DAY 16
How are u sweetie? Our good friend TiPaul #40680, is hoping to join the 10K club. I hope everybirdy will give him a daily vote to help him get there!
Today, we will continue with controlling bleeding.
BLEEDING (BODY)
Locate the source of bleeding. If the bleeding is from a broken pin feather, remove it. Donot use popowdered blood clotting material on a feather follicle (Day #14). Cleanse the area gently with a topical antiseptic such as a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, etc. Apply styptic powder, cornstarch, baking soda, flour, or boric acid to stop the bleeding. If necessary, cover the wound with gauze pads & hold firm pressure on wound for several minutes, until bleeding stops. Leave the gauze on. If the cut is on legs or feet, apply antibiotic ointment & bandage loosely. If cuts are on the body, cover with gauze & an appropriately sized sock (cut hole in toe of sock for head & holes for legs). DO NOT bandage over styptic powder. For some sources of bleeding, (such as mouth) u may want to try mixing a solution of powdered alum & cold water. Apply the mixture using cotton balls. Press to the affected area for a couple of minutes. Be aware that birds sometimes will pick at their wounds & as a result, bleeding could restart.
BLEEDING -- INTERNAL
Internal bleeding should always be considered life-threatening. This condition could be caused by trauma, a foreign body, cancer, poison, infection or a bleeding disorder (blood fails to clot normally.
SIGNS
Internal bleeding is evidenced by blood coming from the mouth, nares or vent. Even if the bleeding appears to be intermittent rather than continuous, or if u notice some driedspecks of blood, it sshould be considered very serious. Blood in the droppings could be seen was fresh "red" blood or the feces could appear black, almost tarlike. No home treatment should be attempted, call vet & ask to be seen immediately.
BLEEDING FROM MOUTH OR NOSTRILS
This is. A serious situation requiring immediate attention. Occasionally, blood in the mouth may be due to a beak injury. However, unless u are certain that this is indeed thepproblem & u can visually verify the beak damage, seek vet care.
BLEEDING FROM TONGUE
The tongue contains many blood vessels & if injured, may bleed profusely. Seek vet care immediately. You may attempt to stop the bleeding by applying an alum & cold water mixture by dipping the bird's mouth into the solution.
Next, we will cover BLOOD IN DROPPINGS & BREATHING DIFFICULTIES.
See u tomorrow sweetie, have a good day!
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01/16/2014 10:42.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
I hope mom's nails are done and pretty! I'll be by today to pick you up for a hike around the lake, okay? I'll bring something to drink and we can finish that birdie bread.
Wow, we won our first Basketball game, yay for the Lakers!
After the dinner guests left Mom tried to blog last night, but the channel would not let her leave messages. They must have been working on something. Mom is very happy because Anna found healthcare insurance on the gov. website for under $100 a month for medical and dental! Woohoo!!! Now if Lena will sign up, mom will rest easier.
Today, she's back to the pool, then off to buy birthday gifts for Anna, who turns 28 in a few days. Mom can't figure out how the grands are growing older when she refuses to do that. Hope you are having a wonderful day, getting lots of attention. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo :)

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01/16/2014 10:13.14 AM Report This Comment  
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DAY 15
How are u sweetie? Today, we will continue with bleeding emergencies.
BEAK INJURY
A beak injury is an emergency because a bird needs both her upper & lower beak to eat & preen properly. Beak injuries often occur after a bird has been attacked by another bird, after flying into a windowpane or a mirror, or a run-in with an operating ceiling fan. (i have a bad habit of chewing on my cage bars & have chipped/broken the tip of my beak several times.) Infectioncan set in rrather quickly if a beak is fractured or punctured or partially missing. U may wish to apply a mixture of alum & cold water to reduce bleeding. Keep the bird calm & quiet. It may be necessary to apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding, using a towel or direct pressure. Observe the bird for at least an hour after bleeding stops. If a piece of beak is dangling, it will need to be carefully removed. If blood loss is considerable or if ur bird seems weak & unsteady, call ur vet's office immediately for further instructions. A bird with a beak injury is usually reluctant to eat or drink. This could last for just a few days or a week or even longer. Try offering softer foods, food cut into very small pieces or warmed food.
NAIL. INJURY
Torn nails may need prompt attention in order to prevent further injury. Ragged nails can catch on items in the cage or on items throughout the house. Remove or trim the part of the nail that is injured. Apply styptic stick/powder or cornstarch to the toenail. If the bleeding does not stop, seek veterinary attention.
We should be able to finish up procedures on bleeding tomorrow. Have a great day & see u tomorrow!
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01/15/2014 09:39.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie♥
Movies sound good! Mom had her nails done yesterday, she loves them.
Mom had the outdoor raptor mews, the fledgling aviary (where Max the red tailed hawk is living), and the runs to clean today. The outdoor mews house a couple of hawks and Martha, the Great horned owl. The runs are full, with a gull, a muscovy duck, a snapping turtle, the 3 resident vultures, a hawk, 2 mallards, and a black duck, who is really kind of brown.
The water pressure was not good either, so it took forever to fill the little duck ponds and the gull's pond.
After the center, mom went to teach English to her Vietnamese friends at the salon. Now she's home, and we get her until dinner, when she is entertaining a neighbor for dinner. After he leaves, she will be ours for the evening. Have a great day, full of love and scritchies. Hugs, Willie♥ xoxoxooxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxxxoxoxxx :)

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01/15/2014 11:30.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Callie
DAY 14
How are u sweetie? Today, we will begin to cover bleeding. This topic will take an additional day or two.
IF UR BIRD IS BLEEDING
1. Always handle the bird gently & calmly.
2. Always observe the bird for at least one hour after bleeding has stopped to make sure that it hasn't restarted.
3. If bleeding has not stopped after a few minutes of treatment, take the bird to vet immediately.
4. If any signs of listlessness, weakness, paralysis or breathing difficulty are noted, take bird to the vet immediately.
5. If bleeding continues, requiring a trip to the vet, try to have another person drive so that u can continue to apply pressure to the bleeding area.
BROKEN BLOOD FEATHERS
Broken blood feathers can cause what appears to be a large blood loss. They are relatively easy to treat. At home, pack the broken shaft with styptic powder or flour. Do not use powdered blood clotting material on a feather follicle, doing so may permanently damage the follicle. (styptic powder, cornstarch, baking soda, flour or boric acid). It is possible that u may have to remove the feather shaft from its follicle to stop the bleeding, or the broken feather could continue to bleed or even become infected. Follow these steps when treating a broken blood feather. This requires 2 people - one to restrain the bird & one to remove the feather.
1. Act immediately & restrain the bird.
2. Using firm pressure & sturdy tweezers or needle-nosed pliers, pull the feather out. To do this, grasp the feather as close to the skin as possible. Be gentle & apply smooth, even pressure. If u are removing a broken wing feather, be sure to firmly hold & support the wing as the feather is pulled out. Ur assistant will need to very carefully apply equal & opposite traction on the opposite end of the wing as u remove the feather.
(NOTE: Bird bones are fragile & there is a risk of causing a bone to fracture. Therefore, consider having an avian vet remove the damaged feather.)
3. After the feather is removed, bleeding from the empty follicle may occur. If this happens, apply direct pressure for 1 or 2 minutes using a cotton ball or ur fingers.
4. Once the bleeding is controlled, observe the bird for at least another hour. The bleeding could recur.
5. Provide supportive care.
6. If blood loss seems excessive or the bird appears weak & listless, call ur vet immediately. If possible, have another person drive so u can watch the bird closely & & help control any bleeding.
We will continue with controlling bleeding tomorrow. Have a good night sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/14/2014 09:26.40 PM Report This Comment  
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