Winston has a terminal illness. She has (most likely) between a week and two more months to live, if the avian vet is right. Someone was concerned regarding my last posting about her quality of life–if she’s as ill as we say, does she actually have any quality of life left? Let’s review… … More Symptoms of Illness in Birds: How Mild is Mild?
The good news is that baby girl budgie is still with us! She’s loving her millet and seed, is maintaining her weight (47g yesterday!) and still is eager to come out of her cage every morning.
Unfortunately, I’m starting to worry the one-to-three months the vet suggested is probably going to be closer to one… … More Winston: Her Illness, Three Weeks Later
Oh, the holidays–friendship, cheer, the season of giving… What more could a bird want than a bit of pizza crust? Unfortunately, Louie acquired a mild case of toe-tapping to go with it. 😦 I gave Louie a tiny bit of pizza crust (standard practice when we feel like spoiling our birds.) This particular pizza crust came … More Allergies Don’t Disappear: Mild Toe-Tapping
Well, it’s official: we’re going to lose Miss Winsty-Woo in the next few months. 😦 For the past day or so, Winston has seemed a little… off. She’s always been exceptionally calm for a budgie (stiff-upper-lipped-English-budgie-woman and all that), but lately she’s seemed a little sleepier. A little more reserved. A little less playful. Winston … More A Blue Cere in a Female Budge = A Tumor
Is he sick? Does he have scabies? Is he dying?!! No, no, and no. Mr. Lou is going through the most intense Mojo moult of his life right now. He has to be beyond uncomfortable, but he’s still our cheerful little Lou! Our handsome boy is not so handsome. Warning: Graphics of intense Mojo Moult beyond this … More Mojo Moult: A Picture of Pinfeathers
VI LIFTED HER FOOT TO STEP UP TODAY! I MADE MY GOAL! …The reason I am so excited about this is because I didn’t think I was actually making any progress; she was comfortable leaning against my wrist to take a chip from me, but refused, refused to even try to move her foot closer to my … More Progress! Eeee!
Dear New Parrot, Wow, this must be a scary transition, huh? Everything you have ever known has totally shifted; baby or adult, this is a new chapter in your life, so I suspect you must be feeling really uneasy. You probably miss your person, no matter how poorly that person treated you–you probably don’t know … More An open letter to my new parrot.