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We got Zena after our beloved Bratley (a Pacific parrotlet) died. When we lost Bratley, we knew we would always have to have a parrotlet in the house. Now we have four..

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Hi! My name is Zena (Zena Warrior Princess)

I am a Parrotlet from Morris, CT.

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8 years old   F

Parrotlet

Give me a fig and you have my heart.

Play pen.

Toes and bells.

Zena loves my wife's hair. She snuggles on her shoulder with my wife's hair over her head every night.

Zena was hand-raised and brought every morning to a machine shop where signs were being made. When she makes her funny chattering noise, we know she is "making signs"..

Get the bell !!
BOTD 10/17/10
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  New vet for Zena
We found a local vet who does beak trims. It saves us a three hour round trip to the avian vet and the local vet does a better job on her beak. The vet is only 5 minutes from our house! Between the trimming the vet is doing and the frequency of visits Zena's cross bite is totally corrected. She looks fantastic and it has been helping her eat better.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

10/11/2014 12:45.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena sweetie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

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09/08/2014 11:45.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Getting there with Zena's beak
Now that we have a local vet treating Zena's beak, her bite is getting better. We have been going more frequently. Previously it was a two and a half hour chunk out of our day to get Zena to the avian vet (two hours round trip travelling time and a half hour to 15 minutes at the vet). Now it is a 15 minute trip and appointment. Quite a difference! And the vet has been doing a really splendid job trimming. We are all very happy about it.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

09/06/2014 07:10.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena sweetie
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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09/04/2014 05:28.35 PM Report This Comment  
  beak trim
We found a local vet that can do Zena's beak trim. Saves us 2 1/2 hours out of our day to go and take her to the nearest avian vet.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

08/14/2014 04:48.53 AM Report This Comment  
  this and that
Zena is all done with her meds and there is no return of the avian gastric yeast. Her beak was trimmed but the alignment can't be corrected so we will just have to keep up with the trimming.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

08/03/2014 02:41.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Yet another beak trim
Seems we have to go every two weeks now. We're trying to keep her lower beak shaped so she doesn't develop a cross bite, but it has been tough. Plus she gets meds twice a day. Poor Zena.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

07/04/2014 05:53.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Seems we have a geriatric bird
Sad to say, but Zena is entering her senior years. Multiple problems, but she is not in pain and active and of course, loved.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

06/23/2014 06:37.58 PM Report This Comment  
  AVG
Zena has an avian gastric yeast infection and needs meds for a month. Oh boy.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

06/20/2014 05:20.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Time for another beak trim
Zena says: "Already?" Actually she doesn't mind going to the avian vet and she loves the car ride.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

06/05/2014 06:05.33 AM Report This Comment  
  beak trim
Zena's lower beak rapidly developed a cross bite. Don't know how it got away from us so quickly. She is fine now after a beak trim at the avian vet. She has always been prone to beak problems, but this was pretty severe.
We also put her on the Senior formulated nutriberries.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

05/06/2014 06:33.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
I hear you are grounded. No more flying *round the world*.

Not much new around my cage except a new Macaw. His name is Bubba. Like me he dont know he can fly eather. Besides Dad dont need a Macaw flyen round the house.

The future Ms Sky -- Ms BB

Come visit me, Buba, Picabo in the KB. We are going fishing, Ms BBs page. Thank you for BOTD!, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

05/02/2014 08:24.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
So good to see you are doing lots better.

Lots of rain is 'posed to start tonight round here. Up to a inch or more of the wet stuff.

Retired General Ms BB

Come visit me, Buba, Picabo in the KB. We are going fishing, Ms BBs page. Thank you for BOTD!, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

04/01/2014 08:55.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zena
Today is Air Force day at the KB. Lets go fly a plane or jump out of one with a parachute!!!

A little birde told me you have a hatchday cake here & yesterday was your hatchday. I wont sing happyhatch day to you like Sugar did. My Dad sayes I cant carry a tune in a 5 gal bucket. (What ever that means)I think I screach very well myself.

General Ms BB

Come visit me, Buba, Picabo in the KB. We are going fishing, Ms BBs page. Thank you for BOTD!, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

03/26/2014 09:10.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day Zena
Zena celebrated her 8th hatch day yesterday. We are so lucky to have you Zena!

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

03/26/2014 07:15.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Zena!
Oh, you are a pretty gal!!!

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!
Huggzzzz,
Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote JESSE #227428 BOTM in OCTOBER!.

03/25/2014 08:30.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zena~
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, beautiful, spectacular Zena!
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
And Many Mooooooore~~~~CHA CHA CHA

I do hope your day is just perfect!
Hatchday Hugs~

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03/25/2014 06:53.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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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03/25/2014 06:21.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
Flying by to wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Chyna

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03/25/2014 01:37.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ZENA
FLYING BY TO WISH YOU A MOST HAPPY HATCHDAY. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A FANTABULOUS TIME CELEBRATING ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

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03/25/2014 08:54.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Zena!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuu! Hope you have a great day with lots of snuggles, toys, treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

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03/25/2014 08:31.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Miss Zena, we hope you have the best hatchday ever, filled with attention, toys and treats! Happy day! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

03/25/2014 07:18.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday !
Hope it's full of wonderful memories of food, fun, friends, food, and family . . . oh and did I say food ? hugs - Cookie

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03/25/2014 04:15.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy 8th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

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03/25/2014 04:07.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Zena on antibiotics
Seemed as though Zena had a couple of scabs: one under her right eye and then another along her beak where it meets her cheek. We think she must have had a run-in with her cage at some point, though we don't know when. So she needs the drops directly on the sores twice a day. Not fun for either of us! She should be all set by the week-end though with her course of treatment.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

03/19/2014 05:56.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Time for a beak trim
Zena is off to the avian vet this morning for a beak trim. She likes going for a ride and her visit to "the dentist".

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

03/18/2014 05:56.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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 03:56.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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 12:14.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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 04:07.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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 07:51.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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 04:15.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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!
Love & a vote
Tia
Has anyone heard from JennyLynn? Her page is missing.

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01/31/2014 06:29.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

01/15/2014 07:28.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
DAY 10
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

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

01/10/2014 08:04.06 PM Report This Comment  
  We're here
I don't know why it says inactive for 8 days. Something amiss.

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

01/06/2014 04:19.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
DAY 5
How are u sweetie? JEEZ, what crazy weather we are having!! At 1pm today, it was 52 degrees & tomorrow night it will drop down to 13 degrees BELOW ZERO!!! A difference of 65 degrees, can u believe it! On Tuesday, we will have a high temp of 2 degrees below zero! I don't think mom will venture out til the slight warm up on Thursday!
Today we will discuss restraining & transporting a sick or injured bird. To make capturing a sick/injured bird easier, towel him before u put him in his carrier (unless u are transporting him in his cage). Towels make pet birds easier to handle, & they give the bird something to chew on if he becomes frustrated with the toweling process. Jade an appropriate sized towel; wash cloths for small birds, kitchen dis towels for medium-sized, & bath towels for large parrots. When you restrain a bird, keep the following in mind:
*work quickly to minimize handling time. Stress & overheating problems will be reduced.
*plan ahead. Have all tools, equipment & meds ready prior to restraint.
*for small birds especially, a net would be helpful to catch if bird escapes.
*towel selection is based on size of the bird. It WILL be chewed on, so choose an old one!
*In pet birds, the beak causes injuries. Respect it & protect yourself.
*Birds have very fragile bones. Their legs & wings are most susceptible to injury.
*Don't put any pressure on the bird's chest while holding him. It will interfere with breathing.
Call ur avian vet's office BEFORE leaving ur house. Explain ur emergency so the vet's office can be ready for ur arrival. By taking this step will save u precious time if u have life-threatening emergency. If possible, enlist a driver so u are able to watch ur bird & reassure him. Cover the cage/carrier to reduce stress & additional warmth. Do not clean out the cage/carrier, the as-is environment may help ur vet determine the cause of your bird's illness.
Tomorrow we will start discussing first aid procedures. Have a good evening & I'll see u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

01/05/2014 10:54.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
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.

12/31/2013 10:03.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zena
I dont know who to reply to cause there was no name at the end of the blog.
I want to thank you for the BOTM vote. You did not get too hot on todays adventure did you? There is always cold warer in the shuttle and ath ac was on hi.

My Dad keeps all our spillage in big mouthed containers & puts it out for the winter birds along with stale bread in the big bird feeders.

Leave the birds name who leaves the vote please. Would you like the daily adventure delevered to your page each day?

Ms Big Baby

Come visit me, Buba, Picabo in the KB. We are going fishing, Ms BBs page. Thank you for BOTD!, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

12/09/2013 02:12.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zena
How are u sweetie! I have missed you & all my other dear friends terribly!! I will be back on BC regularly in the next couple weeks. These past few months I've only been on BC to cast BOTM votes . We are preparing to move & packing has been a slow & exhausting process for my mom. I can't figure out why mom is so far behind on her packing, I help her every time I'm out of my cage! Almost every box has beakie marks! I even help by removing items that I think she placed in the wrong box! This year has been a tough one on mom. Her MS has progressed to the point that it is getting difficult maintaining her own household. So on the 30th, we're moving in with my oldest skin sis & the 3 grandkids! Mom is excited & feels this move will be good for her mind, body & soul.

I am excited that I will soon be visiting all my dear friends again very soon, I have missed u all so very much! I will be starting my Feb BOTM campaign on Jan 1st, but u will hear from me before then. My topic will be bird first aid. I must go for now, but I promise I'll be back soon!

Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

11/24/2013 11:11.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Busy days
Both my wife and I were away all week-end. Poor Zena. No snuggles!

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) & Zachary.

11/10/2013 06:07.04 PM Report This Comment  
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