I'm completely at a loss here. I lost Picasso yesterday and now today I have another poor bird in the hospital cage fighting for her life.
I'm glad my granddad wasn't home, because I think I would of killed him.
A few years back I kept Chalkie in the bird room and I'd bring him out every day to sit outside. My granddad uses these STUPID sticky strip fly and bug trapper things around the room. We didn't have all the birds we have now then, just Chalkie. One day I was bringing him out and he bated (threw a tantrum in other words) off my fist and got tangled in it. He almost died. We haven't used any of these stupid things since, I didn't like them anyways but after that I would never use one again. My granddad had put them up it must of been yesterday evening and left early this morning to go to our holiday home. I never even saw it out of the corner of my eye. I went over to the diamond doves in their breeding cage. My bird room has one of those mesh doors to prevent the birds from getting out if they get loose in the room. Cher flew straight past me and into the room. I thought, ah I have nothing to worry about. Let her settle and I'll get the net. I went to catch her with the net and suddenly she flew towards this thing
which I hadn't even noticed. It all happened so fast. Next thing I know she's wrapped around it, covered in this sticky stuff and hurting to get away from it. She's never been handled by people so obviously me picking her up wasn't good either. Jack had to get her off for me because I was completely freaking out. We looked at her and realised she is bald in a lot of places. Looking at the thing in horror, I realised that she had ripped out a ton of feathers (she looks worse than Joey) and they had stuck to the thing. I've kept it elsewhere as evidence for when he gets home tomorrow because I swear I'm gunna make him eat it
Jack tried to wash the stuff off his hands and could hardly do so, I knew it would be a mission to get it off her. I feel like cr*p to put it in the nicest way. I had to call him to get her while he was burrying Picasso. Urgh man. Then I bought her inside and I had to wash it off. Her feathers in most places just don't exist. She has hardly any wing feathers and two tail feathers left. She was such a beautiful bird. She let me bathe it off her after she struggled a few times and her feathers are still very sticky NOW at this very moment. I can't get the stuff off. She appears to be slowly passing away. I've done the solution in the syringe for her but she was just drowing on it. She wouldn't drink it so I didn't try again. She can't swallow. I'm so scared that if she comes round more so that the stuff might be very toxic to her, and she will either die of shock from what has happened or toxicity.
Does ANYBODY know what I could use to remove this stuff from her feathers? I'm desperate to know. I don't think she has long left unless we can sort this.
Please keep her in your thoughts like you did for Picasso yesterday. And my self if you wouldn't mind. I'm having a terrible enough time my self right now and these are just adding to it