Diary as of 2/26 – 2/29/2012
2/26 Today is weighing day again including all the other stuff such as vitamins, calcium, propolis etc.:
Micky has her usual 336 gr, Gino has increased his weight to 296 gr!! This means that he has increased his body weight by nearly 30 % in 2 weeks. Oh my!!!! And you can feel it – he now does not feel like a something made of bones and skin – instead he feels like a proper little squeaker with a tummy. I am very happy about this. He looks incredibly content after feeding. And in between he makes his exercises or takes a nap. All things little squeakers do when they have a proper home. He also started to preen himself regularly especially when he can watch Rudi or Pina doing it.
I have changed his diet to thawed peas in the morning (he eats 60 pcs per meal!!!!) and lunchtime and homemade pellets (40 pcs.) in the evening. Now you can imagine how his box looks like in the morning. I will soon need a shovel to clean his box…
I nearly forgot: Gino has lost his sweet squeaker voice – his voice is now breaking and he rather sounds like a croaky duck than a little pigeon.
Today we also decided to let Micky go on next Wednesday when the weather is supposed to be much warmer. She is slowly getting crazy and so very much longs for being able to fly with the others. I don’t want her to become unhappy and depressed. I love her so much – so I have to let her go. I only hope that she will return for meals. I want her to find a lovely partner and have a long long happy life in freedom. This will be a very difficult day for me and I don’t like to think about it. It makes me incredibly sad and happy at the same time. Sad because she wants to go and happy because we could help her to become healthy again.
2/27 Gini is hammering on everything hard and noisy with his beak. What is he up to??? I think he’s adapted very well to his new home and likes it. Aw – who could complain about luxury service – hey????
2/28 Nothing special – am nervous about Micky. Will she return? I feel sad and should not be…
2/29 This was the day: Micky is flying free again! On one hand I am incredibly happy that she is doing so well, that she is totally healthy again but on the other hand I am crying all the time because I miss her so much. As a comfort – she came in several times today.
Here are some of my favourite photos of Micky in the week before she was free again:
Pina has left her plaster eggs today and is heavily courting and mating with Rudi again. I think they both are very happy that they have their peace again. The jealousy drama between Pina and Micky caused a bit stress. Gino is not a problem for them at all. He is still a baby and not a competitor.