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Mum's always been a bird person.
Later on when they moved to Australia they owned lots of different birds over the years. After a few birdless years, she thought it was time to get one again, especially since our best friends own 2 gorgeous Eclectus Parrots.
So, after convincing dad, who didn't really want one, she came to the pet birdshop. When i saw her, i flew on her shoulder straight away & tickled her on her neck....it was love at first sight & she just had to have me! It didn't take long for dad & me to become "best mates"!
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I am a Quaker from Sydney, AP.

"Baby Boy" & "Bibor"

10 years old   M

Quaker

Love a bit of "everything" they're having!
But my favs are pine nuts, cashew nuts, pineapple, bits of tofu & sweet potato. I broke my beak over 2 years ago, mum & dad had to feed me with a syringe... i loved it! I still get my breakfast that way! It'll be very hard to break the habit!


Mum's or dad's shoulder, snuggling into their necks.
Mum's knees under the desk, when she's on the PC!
My play top on my cage & anywhere my parronts are:
shower, kitchen, dining table etc,!


I don't like mum cleaning my cage, i'm very protective & she has to cop the occassional nip! Also hate the vacuum cleaner!Love to train my voice a bit in the morning & evening, after all, you never know, i might become an operas star one day!

All the attention & love & cuddles & neckscratching they give me & of course all the yummy Yummy food i get & my cage is my castle with lots of lovely toys. They're the best parents one could wish for, i love them to bits too.
I'd say: " I've got it made!"
I'm spoiled rotten!!!


I absolutely LOVE to sing & dance with my dad. I hang on the front of his shirt, while he is singing & dancing to some music. I love the high notes. And when he stops, i scream as long as it takes him to get up again! I also love to grab their hands & show them, where to scratch me!.

Green feathers rule!.

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  Hi Jivu
Oatie here to say HI! G'day! Howdy! been a while since we've heard from you and looks like your mum is still pretty busy....maybe to busy? Hope all is well your way. Fly on over when you can.

Come visit me, Pirate Jack Jack on the Pirate Pearl #227001, Sophie O'Too *Walk THIS Way*, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Ipo *Adventuring on the Pirate Pearl*, Shaggy--2010-2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13 & Punkin *My Dearest Little One--RIP*.

04/17/2014 05:03.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie? Well, it looks like luck is on our side today! Our county was supposed to get 10 plus inches of snow from late Saturday night thru Monday 1pm, but it's been down graded to 3-6 inches...tho it's snowing pretty good right now! Luckily, it looks like the g-kids will have a 2 he delay instead of A cancellation...all snow days have been used & any more missed days must be made up at end of school year.
Today, we will finish the Parrot's Bill of Rights.

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS (Pt 2)
7. PLEASE DON'T PUNISH ME.
Just as I don't always understand ur peculiarities, u may not understand mine. I don't TRY to get in trouble - remember...a house is NOT the jungle. If I DO screw up, don't yell at me & NEVER hit me! I have very sensitive ears & I may never trust u again if u strike me. Hands are sometimes scary things to us. (Why in the world would u not be zygodactylous like us?) Even more importantly, we don't learn by punishment. We are gentle creatures who only strike back to protect ourselves; we learn through patience & love.
8. SPEAK MY "LANGUAGE".
I know u get upset with me when I knock over my water bowl, throw food, scream or pluck my feathers. I don't do these to annoy u - I am probably trying to tell u something (perhaps that I am hurting, lonely, or sad). Learn to speak MY (body) language. Remember that I, alone of all creatures on this planet, learn to speak yours!
9. SEE ME AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
I am a unique & feeling being. No two of us are alike. Please don't be disappointed in me if I don't talk like u wanted, or can't do the tricks that ur friend's parrot can do. But if u pay close attention to me (& I always empathize with u, whether u know it or not), I will show u a unique being who will give u so much more than talking & playing. Give me a chance to show u who I am; I think you'll find the effort worth it. And remember - I am NOT an ornament; I DO NOT enhance ANY living room decor. And I am NOT a status symbol - if u use me as such, I might nip at your turned-up nose!
10. SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH ME.
Above all, PLEASE remember that u are my Special Person. I put all my trust & faith in u. We parrots are used to being monogamous (no bar-hopping for us!) So please don't go away for long periods or give me away. That would be a sadness from which I may never recover.
If that seems to be asking a lot, remember - u could have learned about my needs BEFORE bringing me home. Even having a baby or taking a new job isn't a fair reason - you made a commitment to me FIRST! And if u think that u must leave me because u might die, provide for me forever after u leave. I may live to a ripe old age but I can't provide for myself. Remember I'm in a small cage amongst people who are NOT of my blood.
AWE SHUCKS! Blog too long & cut off! Will finish last part tomorrow & continue with first aid - poisoning & toxicity. See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/02/2014 03:36.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie? Congrats to my BBFF Snowflake for winning BOTM! She will be an amazing queen!

A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. by Stewart A. Metz, M.D.
1. GET TO KNOW ABOUT PARROTS BEFORE U BRING ME HOME.
I am NOT a domesticated pet like a dog or cat. I still have the spirit of the jungle in me. I have special needs, which u may find it hard to fill. Please don't learn these too late for my well-being. And please don't acquire one of my cousins wild from the jungle...it will jeopardize his survival & well-being, & that won't be a party for u either!
2. GIVE ME THE LARGEST HOME POSSIBLE.
I am used to flying through rainforests or savannahs. I have given up this great gift for ur pleasure. At the very least, give me enough room to flap my wings & exercise. And o need toys for my amusement & wood to chew...otherwise, I might confuse ur home with the forest & its trees.
3. GIVE ME A NUTRITIOUS DIET.
I need a wide variety of fresh & nutritious foods, even if they take time to prepare. I cannot survive on seed alone. Take time to learn what mynneeds are.
4. LET ME HAVE A "SOCIAL LIFE".
I am a gregarious flock animal...but I am NOT one of u. I need lots of socialization to learn how to act with u, & with my siblings. I also need to have adequate quality time with u every day - no matter what it schedule or other needs are. I am a living, feeling creature. Above all, I need to be able to have complete trust in u, & count on ur predictability in looking after me - EVERY DAY.
5. LET ME BE CLEAN.
I may like to drop food or even throw it, but I need meticulous cleanliness to be healthy. My skin itches without frequent showers, the barbs of my feathers won't seal if they become oily & worst of all, I may become ill if my food & water is not always sanitary.
6. I NEED MY OWN DOCTOR.
U may not understand my physiology & therefore u may not recognize it early on when I get sick. And it may be too late when u do, because I hide my illnesses (remember what I said about my being an animal of the jungle, where there are lots of predictors). And I need an avian vet - a specialisy (no HMOs for me please). If u can't afford one, perhaps u shouldn't have taken me home.
I will send u the 2nd part tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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03/01/2014 11:58.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie? WOW, did this month fly by! I can't believe this is my last day as ur BOTM queen! But I'm very happy & excited for my dear friend Snowflake, who will be my successor! First thing tomorrow, I will hand over the castle keys, & take her by the wing & give her the grand tour of her new home for the month!
Tomorrow, I will send u the first part of A Parrot's Bill of Rights. It's like a parrot owners manual, short version, with a bit of comic relief added in! Today, I will finish A Parrot's Prayer. I have to warn u, the second part is as heartbreaking as the first, & will leave a lump in ur throat.

A PARROT'S PRAYER (cont.)
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the macaws, cockatoos, amazons & conures that are stripped of their vocal cords for screaming; their sensitive beaks cut back to prevent biting.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all birds that end up for sale in pet shops or breeders like used merchandise, unwanted & frightened in strange surroundings with nothing more than the familiar sight of bars on a cage.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the neglected birds that are sick with infections from filthy conditions & malnourishment that may never recover & know what it is like to feel healthy & be playful.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the misconceived parrots who were beaten, stabbed, blinded & burned for just being a parrot.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For every african grey, cockatoo & macaw that punishes itself by maiming their bodies & plucking their feathers & for those who have lost all spirit of life & sway their head low from side to side slowly into insanity.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
We ask humbly of you dear Lord to look upon all of your magnificent feather creations, protect them from evil & harm caused by man & to bring forth an awakening in the human heart & make it a kinder, gentler world for all captive birds.
AMEN.
Written by Sally Brooks

Every time mom reads this, her eyes fill with tears & she holds me a little closer & gives me extra kisses. As much as she loves me, she just can't imagine people being so despicable to do these things to these wondrous & magnificent creatures! I know that everybirdy's moms feel the same way...especially the moms that have rehomed birds and rescues, who have given a home to broken & battered birds...& God bless each one of you! I hope u have a great day, & I'll see u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen TiaMaria

Mom would like to thank everybirdy for their encouragement & support for her quitting smoking...it really means a lot to her! She has been "quitting" for the last year or so with not much success! She is sooooo happy that the Lord took away withdrawal torture! Mom could never quit before coz she could never make it past the 3 weeks of torturous withdrawal symptoms. But this time she had no physical withdrawal at all...which is truly a blessing from God!
Love
T

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02/28/2014 03:55.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie! I meant to be back sooner, but since mom is feeling a lot better, she has been busy! Plus giving me attention is a full time job! It's been over a month & mom still isn't smoking! That's another reason mom hasn't been online much...it's an activity she associates with smoking & the only time she craves one, but it's starting to go away! There is still a lot of first aid info I would like to go over, but first, we would like to share a couple things that are in one of mom's books. Both are very thought provoking & also very true. I will start with A PARROT'S PRAYER, (which is incredibly sad & infuriating!, then A PARROT'S BILL OF RIGHTS. Each should take 2 days.

A PARROT'S PRAYER
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the wild caught parrots so savagely netted & swept away from their families while their babies, dumped into burlap sacks, cried out in terror.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the exotic birds that witnessed the destruction of all the blessed trees & fled fires in fear from man's thirst to dominate, stripping the land of all its inhabitants, leaving nothing but bare ground behind.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the parrots that struggled through the capture, but died merciless in transport from the stress of overcrowded, barbaric, confinements & inconceivable horror.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the survivors that made it into captivity but exist in a nightmare of confinement unable to use their God given wings of flight as they once remembered.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all the baby birds bred in captivity whose crops burned or have died needlessly from harshness of human hands.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all captive birds that have been erased from their owner's consciousness & are abandoned to a lifeless existence with only a distant memory of what it was like to hear a gentle voice from someone that used to care.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER...
For all those helpless creatures who don't know what it's like to live life as a bird or even to feel the breeze or sunlight but are doomed to darkness in closets or garages, trapped inside covered cages or shackled.

Heartbreaking, isn't it? I will finish the Parrot's Prayer tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Queen Tia

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02/27/2014 07:41.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
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

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02/13/2014 04:50.04 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY # 61671 & DIXIE #61444 FOR 10K CLUB
STOPPING BY TO WISH YOU MY FRIEND A VERY HAPPY HATCHDAY. HOPE YOU AND YOUR MOM CELEBRATE IN STYLE.

HOPE ALL IS WELL DOWNUNDER.

DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS BUT WE WILL BE LOOSING OUR PRECIOUS BC WITHING THE NEXT 6 MOS. IF YOU WNAT TO SAVE YOUR BLOGS, PICTURES OR WHATEVER DO SO NOW.

WE HAVE STARTED A BC PAGE ON FACEBOOK. ITS THE BC (BIRD COMMUNITY) PAGE ON FACEBOOK. I HOPE SOMEONE SENT YOU AND IVITE TO THE PAGE.

SWEETPEPPER

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01/15/2014 10:43.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Jivu!
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!
From your stateside buddies!
Kaji and Lizzie

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01/15/2014 08:09.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
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!
Love & a vote
Tia
I hope u had a very Happy 10th Hatchday sweetie!

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01/15/2014 08:07.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Jivu!
Happy Hatch Day to you!!!!! Hopemyounhave a great day today!
Love,
Raffikki

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01/15/2014 05:47.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
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)

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01/15/2014 05:27.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day, Jivu
and G'ud Day DownUnder! Wishing you a wonderful, fun-filled day with lots of treats and toys!
Big hugs, Picabo & flock

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01/15/2014 03:53.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having the most fun ever celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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01/15/2014 02:33.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu~
Sugar here to perform the Hatchday Song Just for you! Are you ready?

AHEM~

LA LA LA LA~


Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday dear, wonderful, spectacular Jivu!
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
And Many Moooooooore~~~CHA CHA CHA

I hope your day is just perfect!
Hatchday Hugs~

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01/15/2014 12:17.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hi Jivu, we hope you have a very happy day filled with attention, toys, and treats. May this be your best hatchday ever! Hugs, Falco and the boys

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01/15/2014 10:35.31 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Jivu
Happy Hatchday!!I hope your having one awesome day that is being filled with your favorite treats and I hope you get a new toy or two.Have fun and enjoy your special day

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01/15/2014 10:04.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
Flying by to wish your a HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

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01/15/2014 07:40.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Jivu
Happy 10th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

PS: Love the pic of the tree with all the pals on it. Not sure if we'd seen that before. Our mom's gotta get her knitting needles out and make a couple of hotpads - furball chewed up one (had to toss it) and nibbled a second one, yikes!

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01/15/2014 06:33.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Jivu
I've missed you ! How've you been ? I bet you've been enjoying mom time !

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01/15/2014 02:35.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
DAY 13
How are u sweetie? Sorry no blog yesterday, of course it was mom's fault! It was G-son Sammy's 7rh birthday, AND mom got my sissy tickets to Theresa Caputo's live show yesterday (The Long Island Medium)! It was almost 10pm when they FINALLY got home, plus I demanded some mommy time! She actually did try to do a blog after I went night-night, but she ended up sleep-blogging! She did a short blog but only posted it on my page!
Today, we will discuss:
ANIMAL BITES
Bites can be life-threatening emergencies. Animal bites not only cause the obvious puncture wounds but also the potential for serious internal injuries & fractures resulting from the "crush" of the animals jaws. Serious infections can develop from being bitten or from being scratched. Once bacteria gain entry into the body from even a very small puncture wound, bacteria can spread via the bloodstream & develop rapidly into a life-threatening situation. The first 48 hours after an animal bite is a critical time period
Cat bites are a little more serious. The PASTEURELLA MULTOCIDA bacteria, which is present in cat's mouths & on their claws, can cause death within 24 hours if not properly treated. Anytime a bird is attacked by an animal, it should be taken to the vet immediately.
SIGNS
Sometimes bite marks can be seen, but often are hidden by the feathers. Look for general signs of trauma, which could include blood, matted feathers, "droopy" wing, unsteadiness on the perch or an unusual increase of feathers in the cage or on the house floor.
HOME TREATMENT
There is really no effective home treatment. Call ur vet's office & transport immediately.
VETERINARY TREATMENT
Your bird will first checked for stability, & if she appears severely injured & in shock, treatment will begin immediately. If ur pet appears stable, a complete physical exam will be given first, followed by appropriate treatment, which will probably include administration of antibiotics. Diagnostic tests may include x-rays to examine for bone & internal injuries & a blood test.
PREVENTION
Be careful & use common sense when keeping birds with other pets, especially dogs & cats. If u do have ur bird out of her cage when other pets are around, supervise them closely.
Yikes! What a frightening subject! An equally scary topic tomorrow...bleeding! See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/13/2014 10:39.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
DAY 11
How are u sweetie? Today, we will start with: SHOCK:
Shock is a critical situation that occurs when the cardiovascular system fails to supply adequate blood to the organs of the body. As a result, low blood pressure develops & the cells in the body do not receive adequate amounts of nutrients & oxygen. Shock may follow any serious insult or trauma to the body, including bleeding, severe infection, dehydration, prolonged diarrhea, vomiting or poisoning. If left untreated, shock frequently results in death. Birds that are in shock will appear weak, rapid shallow breathing, have fluffed-up feathers & head may be turned with eyes partly closed. If u believe that ur bird is in shock, keep her warm, cover her cage/carrier & transport her to ur vet's office immediately. Be sure to call ur vet's office to give them time to prepare for the emergency. Once ur bird arrives, ur vet will immediately examine the bird, get a brief history & begin treatment. This will include administering fluids to hydrate the bird & oxygen to ease difficult breathing, warming the bird, administering "shock specific drugs as needed & closely monitoring the bird. Once ur bird is stable, diagnostic tests will likely be recommended. These can be very important to better assess the extent of the injuries, offer a realistic prognosis & monitor the bird's response to treatment.
COMMON DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
There are a few commonly performed diagnostic tests that can be especially useful in an emergency situation are:
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT & DIFFERENTIAL (CBC)
An excellent initial screening test for the presence of infection, inflammation, anemia, blood parasites & protein levels.
BLOOD CHEMISTRIES
Evaluation of chemical components in the blood provides important info that helps to formulate an accurate diagnosis, prescribe proper therapy & monitor response to therapy. These tests look for imbalances in certain biochemical functions, which could point to the possibility of organ dysfunction.
RADIOGRAPHS OR "X-RAYS"
The ability to "see" inside the body is one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available. Bone abnormalities, size & appearance of most internal organs, presence of foreign bodies or soft tissue masses, such as tumors,h& much more can be evaluated with X-rays.
GENERAL SUPPORTIVE CARE
Basic medical care from which most sick birds will benefit, regardless of the illness. This term can apply to care administered both at home & in the vet's office. At home, "general supportive care" should include keeping the bird warm, making sure she has easy access to food & water, keeping her quiet & calm & watching for signs of improvement/ deterioration. In the vet's office, "GSC" could include warmth, oxygen therapy, fluid therapy,x"force-feeding" & nebulization therapy (breathing treatment). This care would also include close monitoring by the attending vet & the trained staff.
Tomorrow, we will continue with med emergencies. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote

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01/11/2014 06:40.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie? Several birdies told me that they went to Sky's page & read blog #9, & not to worry about resending it. But if anybirdy does want the blog CONTACT UR VET WITHIN 8 HOURS let me know & I'll redo it & send it to u.
Several birdies commented on my awesome campaign pics! Each & every one of the pics were lovingly made by sweet Momma Deb! I'd like to thank her again for my wonderful pics! She will be the best momma-in-law EVER!
We will now begin discussing medical emergencies/problems & first aid procedures. This info is meant to be guidelines, not to replace veterinary care, but to stabilize ur bird until u can get to ur vet's office.
An important aspect of first aid is PREVENTION. Many serious illnesses can be prevented when whenoowners feed their pet birds balanced diets, keep their pet's cages clean & take their birds to their vets for regular check-ups. Most injuries can be prevented by "bird-proofing" ur home, be careful of other pets around ur bird, keeping nails & wins trimmed, etc.
LOSS OF APPETITE
Birds usually lose their appetite when they are sick or injured. Loss of appetite is not a diagnosis, it is the result of a medical problem & serves as an indication that there is a problem with ur bird. Healthy birds have healthy appetite.
Tomorrow we will start with shock.
Have a good night sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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01/10/2014 08:38.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu!
Just flying by to say Hi! I'll bet that we haven't been by in SO long that you've forgotten us. It has been a long time and some flock of our flock went to the rainbow bridge. My moms and the rest of our flock still miss them. My moms use to have a bird like you but Dad has him and took him when he moved last month. Feathery hugs and kisses, Jingle, Cookie, Cera, Twinkie, Sweetie and our newest addition who doesn't have a page here yet, Pippi. She's a blue Indian Ring Neck. My big mom was so heart broken when Miss Mimi went home that my little mom gave her Pippi for Mother's Day last year. XOXOX

Come visit me, Miss Mimi Molly May Aug 5, 2012 Gone WIth My Heart, Sweetie, Dew Drop Aug 5, 2012 Gone With My Heart, Siesta-July 22, 2012 Gone with my heart!, Twinkie, Cookie, Honey Bun-04-11-2011 Gone With a Piece of My Heart, Cera, Jingle- BOTW April 26-May 3, 2009 & Murray (Oct 12, 2009 RIP-We miss You!).

01/10/2014 11:40.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
How are u sweetie? A terrible thing has happened...my blog has disappeared! I will redo it tomorrow. If u would like to read it now, it is on Sky's page #224183.
Love & a vote
Tia

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

01/09/2014 11:17.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
DAy 8
How are u sweetie? Well, the Polar Vortex is finally heading back to the Arctic Circle, where it belongs! The g-kids had a 2 hour delay on Monday & cancellation yesterday & today! There was supposed to be just a 2 hour delay today, but because of these frigid temps, the school buses wouldn't start. They said that at these extreme temps diesel gas turns to gel...but it will warm up enough for them to go back tomorrow...the temp is going up to 33 degrees...it's going to feel like a heat wave! Monday night we had a low of -13 & Tuesday we had a high of -5!
Today we will continue with: WHEN TO CONTACT UR VET.
CONTACT UR VET IMMEDIATELY IF UR BIRD:

HAS SIGNS OF GASTROINTESTINAL, URINARY, OR REPRODUCTIVE DISTRESS INCLUDING:
*Straining continually, but unable to produce feces or urates
*Choking
*Swallowing a foreign body (ex: toy, cage decoration, bell clapper)
*Any condition that makes it difficult to eat or manipulate food (injury to a foot or the beak)
*A prolapse or eversion (being turned outward or inside out) at the vent or bleeding from the vent
*Egg binding: straining & having difficulty producing an egg
*An overdose of medication or suspected poisoning
HAS SIGNS OF GENERAL ILLNESS OR NERVOUS SYSTEM OR MUSCULAR DISEASE INCLUDING:
*Extreme weakness, lethargy or depression, unconsciousness, collapse, or coma
*Seizures (flapping wings while lying in the bottom of the cage)
*A head tilt nystagmus (eyes move rapidly from side to side), staggering, walking in circles, difficulty sitting on a perch, or other problems moving
*Severe or continuous pain
*Sudden inability to bear weight on a leg or use a wing
*Swollen or injured foot due to a leg band problem.
Tomorrow we will finish this with: CONTACT UR VET WITHIN EIGHT HOURS.
Have a great day sweetie, I'll see u tomorrow!
Love & a vote
Tia

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

01/08/2014 08:49.46 PM Report This Comment  
  hi jivu
hope you are all having a happy new year!we saw the fireworks on tv above the beautiful opera house. we have snow and cold mama don't even want to go out to clean off the car it is so cold.enjoy your warm summer weather we would gladly trade with you.leavin you a vote our dear friend

Come visit me, trillian,, Kia, Baby Jr. & Baby may he Rest in Peace.

01/03/2014 05:48.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
DAY 2
How are u sweetie? We are praying that everybirdy makes it thru the upcoming storm(s). We will be having below zero temps & a few inches of snow, but nothing like our friends in the far north-eastern states!
Today's topic is: WHAT CONSTITUTES AN EMERGENCY? A medical emergency is a serious and/or life-threatening injury or disease that requires immediate care. In some cases such as bleeding, first aid at home may be the best 1st course of action. Here are some guidelines on when to call ur avian vet.
CALL IMMEDIATELY WHEN UR BIRD HAS/IS:
*doesn't stop bleeding
*blood in droppings or in regurgitated food
*extensive burns
*collapsed or can't maintain balance
*has been poisoned
*puncture wound or deep cut
*cannot breathe
*straining to pass droppings or an egg
CALL SAME DAY WHEN BIRD HAS/IS:
*lost her/his appetite
*an eye injury
*swallowed a foreign object
*low body temp
*mutilating his/her skin
*loose droppings
*develops a sudden swelling on body
CALL NEXT DAY WHEN UR BIRD:
*is excessively thirsty
*seems to have itchy skin
Bird owners are frequently unsure if a problem is truly an emergency. The best thing to do is to follow ur instincts & use good common sense. If there is any doubt in your mind regarding the severity of ur bird's condition, it's best to treat it as an emergency.
Tomorrow's topic will be triage (first aid priorities). See u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

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

01/02/2014 08:14.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu
Special notice to all birdies.

I want to thank you for your support last month. I learned lots researching the day’s adventures. I also learned allot about doing pictures

Special Note to all BC Birdies

Mr. Sky and Queen Ms. BB, wish to inform all our friends that due to an upcoming surgery for Jake's Moma Eva , who is the Wedding Coordinator, the wedding planned for January 19 th 2014 will be rescheduled to a later date in April or May. (Date to be officially announced soon).

We trust all our Bird Channel friends will understand.

Yours sincerely,
Mr. Sky, Queen Ms. BB, with Momma Deb, Dad Frank and Eva.

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

01/01/2014 02:05.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
Hi sweetie, Tia here! Im excited to tell u about my BOTM campaign, which will be on bird first aid. I hope u will enjoy my topic. I will start with what should be in a bird first aid kit. Thank you for ur support!
Love & a vote
Tia

I hope u & ur family have a very Happy New Year!

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

12/31/2013 11:11.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello??
WOW!! We have lots of stuff to celabrate tonight. A new year comeing in, a new Queen in the castle (ME) and Dixies #61444 hatch day. All at the same time!!

Dec. 31: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!

Yep it’s that day again. We have to get a new calendar!!!

Tomorrow is a new month and a New Year also. It’s out with the old and in with the new.
Make your resolutions now so you can break them sooner.
Like not to bite your human. Or throw your food out of the cage. Not to dump your water bowl over. Or chew your perch out from under your own feet (That’s my birdsonal one). Not to chase the cat and chomp on its tail. (That’s mine also).

But most important of all, remember to be kind to your humans. Only nip them when necessary to keep them in line.

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/31/2013 09:26.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jivu
Note from Zeena at the Kissing Booth
SUNDAY AT THE KB
HORSE SLED RIDES AROUND BC.

Come on and join Zeena for a fun sleigh ride through BC. Visit old friends, old memories and welcome in some new ones as 2013 draws to an end.

7:30 PM EST start from the KB--page 163138

on our return we'll enjoy pizza, munchies and snuggling by the fireplace as we watch a Movie

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for the hatchday wishes!, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', thank you friends for BOTD, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

12/29/2013 11:34.42 AM Report This Comment  
  hi jivu
we hope you all had a very merry christmas in the land down under and have a very happy new year!we got a lot of toys and got a nibble of cookies trillian thought those were good.they are saying a storm of rain & snow hoping for mostly rain and hope it does not freeze.trillian has a vet appt for a day at the spa on tuesday.left a v4u our friend

Come visit me, trillian,, Kia, Baby Jr. & Baby may he Rest in Peace.

12/28/2013 09:46.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey there, Jivu.
Lattie Jr, from the rainbow bridge, here. Thanks for remembering. Hey, Jivu. I noticed one of your pics there, where you're looking at yourself in the mirror. I know what you were doing. You were saying: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the cutest bird of all"? But seeing by your reaction the bird in the mirror didn't agree that it was you and you turned your head in disgust, right? Hehehe. On that, I cannot help you. I have to say neutral, because my frother Audie thinks that it is he, but he thinks that he the cutest Quaker in all of North Brooklyn, NY and not even my frother, Alex, can come close. Shhh! Don't tell him I told you this, because I am not one to tell. My beak is sealed. Hehehe. Well, Jivu. Take care, and have a happy and safe New Year. Leaving you with beaky kisses, wing hugs and a vote. Lattie Jr, Rainbow Bridge.

Come visit me, Audie. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SKIN AUNT., Lucky. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY FRIEND'S SKIN AUNT., LattieJr. RIP:12/27/2012. PRAY FOR MY SKIN AUNT., Alex. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY SKIN AUNT. & Lattie Sr. RIP: 7/25/09. PRAY FOR MY SKIN AUNT..

12/27/2013 01:22.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu~
A short note today to wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas!
I hope the day is just perfect!
Christmas Love and Fruitcake Hugs!
Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/25/2013 11:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu
For my BOTM campaign I am going to be using my Star Trek Enterprise shuttlecraft, the Galileo, to take us on far-flung adventures. From the very bottom of Earth’s deepest seas to the far reaches of the Universe we will go.



Dec 23: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

We are now going to a planet that was a planet but now is not a planet. How dos that happen?? Yes, I mean Pluto. We will be a little over 4 billion miles from our sun. We will be at Warp 8 for about 19 min. Warp 8 is 8 times the speed of light. The speed of light in a vacuum is recognized world wide as 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers per second). So we will be traveling at, let me cipher this a minute.

(DAD, come help me with this cipheren, I don’t have nearly enough toes!) DAD here, its 1,690,456 ft per second or 91,422,360 miles per minute. Yes, that’s over 91 million. Any birdie want to check the math for me?

Pluto is the smallest of the planets? at only 2274 km in diameter. It is also smaller than many of the other planets moons. Pluto's orbit is highly tilted (17 degrees) relative to the plane of the ecliptic. Pluto rotates clockwise which is the opposite direction of most of the other planets. Venus and Uranus also travel in this direction. This leads some scientists to say that Pluto was a stray moon drifting through space when it was captured by our suns gravity. Even though Pluto is not a planet it dos have 5 moons. Hydra, Kerberos, Styx, Nix & Charon are there names.


Pluto has not yet been visited by a spacecraft because it was not in the path of Voyager 2. Even the Hubble Space Telescope can resolve only the largest features on its surface. A spacecraft called New Horizons was launched in January 2006. If all goes well it should reach Pluto in 2015.

Dos any birdie want to put on a space suit and walk on Pluto? Just don’t bring any fleas back in with you !!!

Its real cold way out here too cause the surface temperature on Pluto varies between about -235 and -210 C (38 to 63 K). Any birdie want to make ice cream?

Well that’s all of the planets and a non-planet that was a planet called Pluto. No we don’t have a planet name Goofy !!!

But we now have Eris that was discovered by US astronomers Mike Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz in 2005. Eris is slightly bigger than Pluto and is in the Kuiper belt of asteroids. Ceres, the largest object in the Kuiper asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is out there also. These three bodies have come to be called Dwarf Planets.

By the time we get back home it will be dinner/supper time. There is snacks and juice bottles in the storage lockers so help yourselves.

Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/23/2013 06:54.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Dec. 19: Ms BBs BOTM campaign.

All of your votes are deeply appreciated. If I don’t thank you every
day its only because there is only so much time in one day.

Back to Jupiter to see the rings now. It was believed that Jupiter did not have rings like Saturn but it was found that it has very dark ones. The rings were discovered by Voyager 1 in 1979 on its way through our solar system. Later Voyager 2, the Galileo orbiter and the New Horizons sent back pictures of the ring and moons in February & March 2007.

There are 3 main sections named Halo, Main and Gossamer. There is really only 1 ring with no discernable separation.

Most of the stuff in the rings is dust & very small rocks that come from collisions with the moons. A couple of the moons are within the area of the ring. These moons make notches in the rings as the dust & rocks are attracted by the moons gravity wells

Ok, we have to go now. Back to Earth and a calm atmosphere we can stand up in and breathe without a space suite.

Read more about Jupiter on nineplanets.org

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/19/2013 07:40.02 AM Report This Comment  
  ATTENTION 10 GRAND HOF MEMBER:
***ANNOUNCEMENT ***
BY THE RECOGNITION OF HER 10,000TH VOTE,
Kacey, #9043, HAS NOW ACHIEVED THE HONOR
OF BEING INDUCTED INTO
THE ELITE AND PRESTIGIOUS 10 GRAND HALL OF FAME CLUB!
OUR MEMBERS WELCOME HER WITH OPEN WINGS,
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ADD HER TO OUR MEMBERSHIP ROSTER.

There is an Open House is in her honor on the
10 Grand Hall of Fame Page, #197082.
BIRD WORLD MAGAZINE has also featured her
on the cover of their popular magazine--which is being displayed
as the profile picture on the 10 Grand Hall of Fame Club's page during the Open House.
Everybirdie is welcome, and we hope you'll all fly in and enjoy complimentary
refreshments and view her official Award Certificate and Club Portrait.

THE 10 GRAND HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE
Maxie the WonderBird, President and Founder

Come visit me, Maxie the WonderBird! & 10 Grand HOF Club- WELCOME, JAKE!!.

12/16/2013 07:18.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu~
Kacey 9043 is only 8 away from being inducted to the
10K Hall of Fame!

Maxie is unavailable at the moment so Jenny Lynn and I will be setting up the party!(Page #197082) Please stop by to congratulate Kacey and enjoy some wintertime food! Look for the avatar with the crown to link over to the party.

There will be an open bar, hot cocoa with cream and hot apple cider to drink. The buffet will include a selection of veggies, crackers, Ham, Roast beef with all the trimmings, and a table of luscious deserts!
Please join us!

Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love from Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/16/2013 11:17.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Jivu
Royal announcement!
I'd like to announce that everybirdy is invited to the castle Saterday night at 6PM, EST for a decorating party! Bring your homemade decorations for the trees and strings of garlands to hang in the halls!
A grand feast will be served (cooked by Lizzie) with all our Christmas favorites! Then we'll have some caroling and of course dancing!
The dancing will be the old fashioned kind that they used to do, like the gavotte and the minuet, and the waltz! Don't worry, we will have a dancing mastr to teach you all the steps!
Fun at the castle! Be there or be square!
Luv, King Spot Le'Blaze-atiel!

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 for Chipper257319 BOTM!!!.

12/07/2013 02:27.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jivu
I want to thank you for suporting me for BOTM. Your votes aer apreacheated very much. I am trying to get more votes than my Mr Sky did (1400).

Thank you Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/05/2013 11:54.11 AM Report This Comment  
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