Diary as of 3/16 – 3/18/2012
3/16 Today was a lovely warm day. I hardly can believe that it is only midth of March but today was a real spring day. Micky made love with her new boyfriend – we called him Manny – Emma and Lucky were cuddling with each other – everything seemed to be perfect.
Micky came in this evening to stay for the night. Don’t know whether she missed her classical music or watching tv in the evening or if she was depressed because she lost her egg yesterday. Our sweet one is at home as ususal.
3/17 Such a lovely day today! I put Gino into his box, covered it with the grill from my oven and out he went on the balcony. He very much enjoyed being in the sun, watching the other pigeons. Whenever one of the other pijjies jumped on his roof little Gino was very cheaky and bit (very lightly) the “obnoxious” pigeon into the toe. We had to laugh all the time watching this. Lucky loved to lie on Gino’s roof – he seemed to have adopted Gino as a son…
Lucky and Gino
3/18 I could finally catch a new string injury!!! I have seen this guy for a couple of times already but he never came inside. So today he was lucky, coming inside and being treated finally.
It looked not as bad as I had feared – his left leg had looked awfully swollen. When I started to cut off the string he had on his left foot I realized that it had grown into the flesh already but thank heaven I could remove everything quite easily as it came off with old skin. This injury must have been quite old. There was a large swelling but no pus. The string apparently did not stop the blood flow completely – otherwise he would have lost the whole foot. I desinfected erverything with peroxide and then applied some antibiotic cream (Neosporin). He had already lost one toe on this foot but the spot had healed nicely already.
There was another string on his right foot also but that had not caused any damage yet besides a little bruise on one toe. So removal was easy. He had a little injury on the side of his beak so I treated this as well with peroxide to avoid any infection. Propably he had some fight with another pijjie.
The whole treatment did not last longer than 10 minutes and off he went again. Phew!!!!!
That’s all the stuff I removed from his toes: