Puddings & Toyboys

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Three day eating log

After the vet visit, our overriding concern was for Bezukhov to 1) not lose more weight, & 2) put weight on.

Bezukhov not looking well

Bezukhov not looking well

On our return, Bezukhov ate a reasonable amount in the Manor that evening.  The next morning he barely touched his food & worryingly, neither did Phineas.  I held up food to them but they just did not want it.  I suspected that Phinny was now picking up on Bezukhov’s stress, hence his loss of appetite too.  Though they had started eating seed in the new cage (as well as the Manor) the previous day, I made the executive decision to remove the new cage & reinstate the Ferplast (originally replaced due to the medication problems).  I hoped the chopping & changing would not set them back further.  I began the eating log primarily for Bezukhov but obviously keeping an eye on Phineas to note unusual behaviour.

Wednesday, 21st October 2015

Barely ate in the morning.  Moved new cage out & Ferplast back around 13:30.

  • 14:30

Tried to vomit but nothing came out.

  • 15:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:40
  • 17:52
  • 18:17
  • 19:00

 

Thursday, 22nd October 2015

Throughout the day I checked to see if he would eat vegetables.  He had a tiny bit of carrot, some apple & broccoli.  He did not want cucumber.

  • 08:26
  • 09:30
  • 10:40
  • 12:00
  • 13:27

Threw up a bit of apple on window perch.

  • 14:50

Another two vomiting episodes although nothing was thrown up.  He attempted to carry on eating through the 2nd one.

  • 15:30
  • 16:40
  • 17:07
  • 17:15
  • 17:50
  • 18:20
  • 18:40
  • 19:40

Poop note: I only noticed 3 solid-ish poops from Bezukhov during the day but overnight poops 22nd/23rd were much better.

 

Friday, 23rd October 2015

  • Overnight poops looking better

    Overnight poops 22nd/23rd looking better

    09:50

  • 10:50
  • 11:08

Every-other-morning medication at 12:00, though started the chase around 11:30.

  • 12:40
  • 13:40 (very small amount)
  • 15:00 (pellets)
  • 15:15
  • 15:50
  • 16:50
  • 17:15
  • 18:00
  • 19:00

 

Picking out the carrot

Every now & then I give the toyboys & Phineas some carrot.  I usually peel off very thin slices & offer it by hand.  Bezukhov normally has a very dainty nibble.  Cagney has a little more, but Phineas chomps his way through it rapidly.

Sometimes I grate the carrot & mix it in as part of their vegetable medley.  On these occasions, I have noticed the carrot disappears first.

Before

Before

 

After

After

 

Phineas is definitely the culprit (isn’t he always?!)

 

VeGducating Thomas: Vegetable Medley

Continuing in the VeGducating Thomas series, I am happy to report that Thomas loves a vegetable medley!  These photos show Thomas & Phineas tucking into a medley of broccoli/sugar snap peas, baby corn & grated carrot:

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Here are Thomas & Phineas in action:

VeGducating Thomas: Carrot & Broccoli

Carrot!

Carrot!

Broccoli!

Broccoli!

Thomas, as the new boy, most probably does not have much, if any, experience of eating vegetables or fruit.  My hope was that he would simply copy the others when they are eating their vegetables.  That budgie need to “have what the others have” can come in handy some times. 🙂

The first vegetables he encountered were carrots & broccoli.  This was in the days before he ventured out of the Ferplast.   I pegged up a little carrot & on one of Bezukhov’s visits to Thomas’s cage, he nibbled on it & that was enough to get Thomas interested & he soon had to try it for himself.  The same thing happened with the broccoli.  Result!