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23/05/2012 / featheredfiends

Vet visit update – Monday 21st May

Some of the Fiends had vet check ups on Monday. I wasn’t happy with the colour and consistency of their droppings but most of all I wanted to make sure they were okay.

They all coped with the visit pretty well, we made our way to the Vet Surgery in a cab as there was no way we were going to take four birds in a cage by public transport!

Each bird was expertly gently scooped up from the cage by the vet. He listened to their breathing and hearts, checked wings and vents. Looked at their little feathery faces to make sure eyes and nares were clear. They were also physically examined for any lumps or bumps.

After their check they were all told that they were very good boys by the vet and returned to the cage.

All were deemed to be pretty healthy boys. Although Charlie has a fatty lump (a lipoma) on his belly and possible liver problems indicated by his constantly growing beak (I have clipped it 3 times in 3 months) and the yellow tinge around his droppings.

Their droppings were checked for parasites and worms and given the all-clear (I give them ivermectin every 6 months so I am glad it’s working!)

Their weights are as follows:

Charlie 60g (slightly overweight by perhaps 10g)

Roswell 54g

Snowy 53g

Monty 31g (My little titchy king. He’s not underweight though he’s just a very tiny bird. His feet are almost half the size of the other birds)

Regarding the droppings the vet has suggested that we put them on a kind of “exclusion diet”. This means that for a week we give them just plain seed, he suggested that we switch back to Trill for this. Then after a week if their droppings improve, we introduce one food at a time and see what effect this has.

If any of their droppings don’t improve we will take them back when the other four fiends get their vet visit in a week or so.

All in all so far so good.

Charlie in the mean time has taken up ballroom dancing with Snowy to keep his weight down



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  1. Sue / May 23 2012 2:56 PM

    I’m glad they all did well at the vets Marianne. I hope Charlie’s possible liver problem will work out to be not to serious. I knew there must be a reason why his beak grew so fast. Even though the vet didn’t seem convinced. He always made me feel I was exaggerating. Poor little Charlie.

    • featheredfiends / May 23 2012 2:58 PM

      Thanks Sue. Doesn’t sound like your vet was very good with birds. Thankfully the one I have found is, I was very impressed with him ๐Ÿ™‚

      The previous one I saw with Blue-boy was good too but he’s a bit too far away for me unfortunately.

  2. Sue / May 23 2012 3:02 PM

    No don’t think he was very good. But, seeing him did me a big favour in the end. If it wasn’t for him Charlie would prob still be stuck in that small cage. Not living in budgie paradise with you and the other birds. x

    • featheredfiends / May 23 2012 3:04 PM

      Every cloud has a silver lining ๐Ÿ™‚

      Can’t see any clouds today though it’s too warm!

  3. marviiilous / May 23 2012 8:06 PM

    my feathered friends are all ok! yeeaaah! ๐Ÿ™‚

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