Diary as of 9/1 – 9/20/2011
9/1 Something new in Rudi’s behaviour: as the light becomes less now Rudi decides now when he wants to go to bed: he flies from the high closet to the board near the window so that I can easily pick him up there to put him into his sleeping box. What a sweet little chap. I love him so much. And he is sooo funny. A true character.
9/2 Nothing special today.
9/4 Weighing day today:
Rudi 436 gr
Pina 387 gr
Emma 337 gr
These values are really good. I would have never thought that Emily had more than 300 gr. I have the impression that since Emily is getting Calcivet twice a week her appetite has very much improved!
9/10 For the first time since I care for pigeons I saw an abominable bit of poop today – dark brown and quite liquid, and something was wiggling in it: small worms, about 5 mm long. So disgusting. I should have photographed it but I wanted to get rid of it as quickly as possible. It must have been from a foreign pigeon, not from one of our balcony pigeons because I have never seen something like that. The whole day I was checking again and again whether there was a repetition but I could not detect anything at all.
9/10 Pina left her plaster eggs and is cuddling with Rudi again. As the weather is very nice today they flew out on a nice long trip. Good for Pina’s muscle tonus.
We had a new visitor this morning: one of the light-grey, red-banded pigeons was on the balustrade – a very beautiful young bird. I really hope that s/he will appear more often. A very unusual colour among all the others.
Pina – no stargazing today!
9/13 Pina is cuddling with Rudi – no stargazing.
9/14 Pina started heavily stargazing today again and I put her immediately on Conium D30.
9/15 Less stargazing today but I give Pina still Conium globuli. In the afternoon no stargazing any more – so I left the Conium out.
9/16 Pina did not stargaze since yesterday midday so definitely the Conium worked!
9/17 The weather is nice today and I tried to convince my little princess to fly together with Rudi but she did not want to. In the late afternoon I realizd why she did not want to fly – Pina laid her first egg #44 – it was one day early. There was a tiny weeny bit blood on the shell – which I think was the consequence of her not flying enough the day before?
Rudi is moulting again heavily – his box was full of feathers this morning again. When does this finally stop?????
9/18 Awful weather today – Pina was sitting on her egg but went out later when Rudi exchanged place with her. Brave little princess!! She even took a shower in the rain on the balustrade – so she is feeling well.
Had to remove a bunch of hair from Micky’s foot today before it could do any damage!
Pina laid her second egg #45 without any problems.
Plastered Emmy’s and Lucky’s nest with new moss:
9/20 Nothing special.