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13 April 2012Posted by on
The day after the Avian Vet visit, Atilla was still very sleepy & weak, in fact most of the time she could hardly open her eyes. I kept her warm in the Manor under the electric blanket. Her lump had got smaller due to the injection to reduce the excess fluid. It now hung down flatly rather than being big & round.
Cagney carried on feeding her. She did not accept any food/seed from me. I boiled up an egg & mixed in pellets that I had crushed to a powder, crushed seaweed, a pinch of Guardian Angel & broccoli & sprinkled a few drops of water that had the antibiotic in. I hoped this concoction would provide Atilla with more vitamins & hopefully more energy.
Despite Cagney gamely keeping up with feeding Atilla, his foot was no better so I decided to call out Mr Exotic Vet for the next day.
Come bedtime, Atilla made her way to the peg & after a little rest there, decided she wanted to sleep on the swing Bezukhov was on (the boys were sleeping on the two front swings). It is possible that she did not even know he was there as she was still barely opening her eyes, but either way, she jumped on it & landed beside a surprised Bezukhov. I offered my finger to Bezukhov who, still in shock, readily agreed to settle on the back swing.
The following morning, I found Atilla had made her way to the ttmss swing & was sitting there quite comfortably. I handed up the water pot & she slurped from it. She also climbed on my finger & walked up my arm, outside the Manor. I moved near the plant pot stand & she jumped on it! I think she appreciated the change of scenery. She sat there for awhile, being fed by Cagney. Bezukhov sat with them… all three on the plant pot stand.
When Mr EV & his assistant arrived, Atilla was back in the Manor & the toyboys were having a fly around the lounge. Naturally, Cagney did not want to be caught & flew off whenever Mr EV approached. Funnily enough, Bezukhov flew everywhere that Cagney did even though we were not after him. Cagney got a little tired & eventually he was caught when he flew into the Manor to hide.
Mr EV confirmed that Cagney’s leg was bruised. He cut his toenails as some of them were quite long & we assume he must have caught one, causing the bruising on his leg. We were to allow more time for his leg to heal.
Atilla was still weak so Mr EV had a look at her. He managed to prise off two large crusty poops on her lump that must have felt uncomfortable. I explained all that had happened with Mr AV. Mr EV said he would ring Mr AV & find out if there was any other medication to help Atilla.
It felt reassuring knowing that two vets would be discussing how to make my precious Atilla comfortable.
After Mr EV departed, I left them all locked in the Manor to calm down & rest.
At bedtime, Atilla made her way to the peg & after a brief doze, launched herself at Cagney’s swing. For a few moments, they were sat side-by-side, Cagney looking a bit shocked at her supposed decision to share the swing. Then Atilla launched herself at the back swing where she settled for the night.
2 November 2011Posted by on
Following Mr Avian Vet’s advice, I have started giving the Puddings & Toyboys seaweed.
It comes in a powdered form. The smell when the bag is opened is so strong it could almost knock you off your feet! I thought, there is no way the girls & boys will go for this!
The first time I offered it was with egg. They had two dishes of egg, one with seaweed sprinkled on & the other without. Which one would they go for? My concern was for nothing as the toyboys did not seem to notice the seaweed & ate the egg from both dishes.
Now, I sprinkle the seaweed on top of their seed. It seems to disappear but I am not sure whether they are eating it (by accident or otherwise) or whether it has blown away during a wing flap or something.
Either way, I have a big bag to get through so I’ll carry on giving it to them!
Here is a video of them eating their egg & seaweed & generally having a mooch about on top of the Ferplast: