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post #21 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 08:37 PM


 
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Poor Nanna. I'm glad she is feeling better now, though. I have no idea how one would prevent her from throwing herself to the floor.

Maybe Cess might have some ideas since she's had to go through so much with Niblet? (sorry if I misspelled that, Cess)
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We decided that unless husband is in the room she has to stay in her cage. She is her very Nanna self today. Demanding him and eating a lot and napping, then eating more. She eats more when we are home I think. We eat on the couch and she will eat in her cage when she sees us eat. She has a ton of catching up to do. I keep remembering what one of the owners said in my ear, " if she doesn't live out the week, we will make it good for you". That was a month ago. They did not expect her to make it. The husband will not speak to us and looks away and even left the store when we took her in to get clipped and a beak trim. He was not taking care of her. She let me feel her body when I held her after she fell. The crevasses are shrinking on both sides of her keel! I wish there was another independent store close to us but its 15 miles or more and we don't like mixing germs from two stores. All our birds, food and supplies come from this one.
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I must have misunderstood something. I thought Nanna had been in a breeding situation and then moved to the store, like Daisy. Was she the responsibility of the bird store for a long time before you got her?
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How is she doing now? Sounds like she landed wrong, could have injured her leg... can you take her to the vet for a checkup? With her malnourishment and such, she could have weak bones or something...



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Nanna is back to normal climbing her cage and eating and perching strongly. She is sitting on the cage door and has good balance.
Nanna was supposed to be a breeder but her mate was a girl. So they had her for 5 years in a breeder building. I believe she was "forgotten" about. She is/was malnourished. When we got her she had been in the store a few days. Her feet and ankles were so swollen her leg band had created a fold of skin over it from the leg down. We were told they would cover the cost of having their vet remove it this month. We gave her good food, clean water with organic acv every day. All the swelling is gone and the fold of skin is gone. Her feet are the right color now and she grips well now and had good balance. When I held her yesterday after she jumped I did notice how heavy she has gotten and her crevasses are filling in on both sides of her keel bone.
She strong, she is a fighter. She has been through so much. We spoil her every day. We don't leave her on top any more if my husband gets up and leaves the room. She can't help it she wants to go after him! I feel the same way about him!
We haven't had her to the vet yet. It's all about the money, ya ya.
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I'm so glad that Nanna has found a good place! It sounds like she deserves it!!!

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Nanna is doing well this month. she hasn't jumped funny again and will pace on the couch waiting for husband to come back. We don't put her up top of her cage any more. She is not interested and would rather sit with us.
Her feathers still look scrappy, nothing but a full molt will help that. Her toenails are a shiny black now! I just noticed them this morning and they look good.
She is allowing me to hold her at least once a day and give her head a good rub. She is gaining weight and eats well. I gave her scrambled eggs tonight, not much interest in that!
Her voice is sounding better, more of a "clean" sound, and stronger too. Not such a gravelly voice anymore.

She really is responding to a good home life. We had fun last night watching her get stared down by a baby budgie! Neither would give in. I finally took little Midori away and gave her some loving after her encounter with a big bird!
Her smell has also improved dramatically. Now she really does smell like honey and baby powder!

I would like to hear from other Pionus parronts about their birds and how they are doing??!!
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We finally took some new pics of Nanna. I think she looks better. She has a long way to go but she's a goin'!
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Oh wow - such a difference! She's gorgeous!!! You can see the weight she's put on



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She's really feeling better, isn't she? She is beautiful, too.
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She climbed all over her cage today, even going down the sides. It was hard for her to get back on top, but she would keep trying till she did it. I have table top stand for her that needed to be lower so we cut it in half , then zipped tied the top to the bottom. she likes it and sat there for a while. It is going to come in handy for her. I think she is beautiful too!
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It's been a while since I posted on Nanna and she is due for an update. We had a well check today and she has a good report! She is 250g, but needs to gain some to be sure.
She has become my bird again and allows me to cuddle her and doesn't mind being toweled. Her feathers are still a mess. That will take time. Otherwise she is grouchy, and barks at poor Oggie who lives next to her. There are two blue headed Pionus at the shop, but they don't move me at all. Even as underweight as Nanna is, she is much bigger than either blue.
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Sounds like the week for well-bird checks. I'm so happy she got a good report. She is larger than Daisy by quite a bit. Daisy only weighed 203 grams, and the vet said she is in good weight. Do you have any idea why she decided to become fond of you again? Such a fickle gal!
Your pet store seems to carry quite a nice variety of pionus. It is wonderful that Nanna fits you.


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I was surprised she weighed so much, while being so skinny. She is a large bird when filled out. I hope we can get her there. I can only guess why she likes me agian....I feed and handle her every day. She has been here 10-12 weeks, I don't remember. she gets jealous when I hold the other guys so she wanted a piece of the action.
She has been ichy and preening her dead feathers away. After she preens a feather it is gone. She's not plucking though. I gave her a warm bath today and she felt better afterwards. I put a heating pad on top of her cage and covered her for a few hours. she was all toasty and warm. when I uncovered her she looked rested and ate some. And no itchy behavior. It's nice to have the time to help her out.
Our shop does get pionus in semi regularly, but they are always birds some one could not keep, usually young ones under a year. They have some super sweet tame cockatiels now. and sun conures, Corellas and amazons, grays, of course super loud macaws, conures, quakers, finches! A Major Mitchell's cockatoo, English budgies hand raised. Its very difficult not to get one every time I go in there. I do have an empty cage still built up just sitting around in the way..............
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Those empty cages are dangerous things.


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Well now I have another empty cage. Nanna is doing so well we felt she needed a larger cage. The one she had was adequate but I think she felt cramped. So we went looking for one and right across the street from our apt. was a yard sale. the lady was selling all her cages. she had eight large parrots then came down with copd so sold it all. We took the avian adventures 24x34 and Nanna is so happy she is in a bigger cage. she is learning to get around and has only fallen once,landing upright I might add! Actually she does very well with her handicapped toes. So here is a picture of her new digs. I love the blue, which is what I was looking for. A very good yard sale day!
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Oh, congrats! It looks great!



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Beautiful cage and beautiful bird.
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Thank you! We added another rope perch today so she will have more places to save herself from falling. She takes it all in stride. She climbs back up and seems pleased. She hopped from the top perch to the new one tonight and I just caught a glimpse of it. She is talented. Its beginning to look like a bunch of branches in her cage with all those ropes going every which way!
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It seems as if you have to set up her cage similarly to the way we set up the cage for the bourkes. You have great instincts with her, and you pay close attention to her needs. I compliment you on that.


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