Pigeon Tales

October 1, 2013

Emily

From the

Diary as of 6/18 – 6/27/2013

6/18   Emily has not come in today for eating. I am worried and I don’t know whether this is due to the incredibly hot weather or whether she has now severe problems with egg laying. Yesterday everything was okay still – cuddling with Lucky, eating well and pooping well and she even took a long bath with Lucky.

6/19   Emily is definitely sick. How can this happen so quickly? She still did not come in for eating and she was sitting in the the hot sun outside the balcony where I could not reach her. I don’t know how to get hold of her. She is going to dehydrate completely if she is not even drinking.

6/20   Emily made terrible poops – only some cream coloured mushy stuff – no green at all. She again was sitting for a long time in the hot sun and only went into the shade from time to time. This is really a strange behaviour. She must have come back when it was dark. I still hope she will come inside so that I can grab her. No way to grab her outside. I am so worried…

All others are doing very well despite the very hot temperatures. They get the bathtub every day. Thank heaven my plants form a real wall now which functions very well as shade and natural air conditioning and the birds know how to use it.

6/21   Very early in the morning I was finally able to grab Emily while she was sitting on the basket  still where she usually sleeps with Lucky. Apparently she was already so weak that she could not react quick enough any more. Or she did not want to flee any more. I put her immediately in a hospital box.

As she did not eat since Tuesday I knew I had to feed her something fluid to keep her hydrated at least. But when I fed her a very fluid cereal with applesauce she vomited everything again. Out came lots of seeds although her crop felt only a bit blown up as if some fluid was in there. Apparently she had hardly digested anything since 4 days! I waited an hour and tried to feed her some fluid again  but she vomitted again. So it goes since then. She cannot keep anything down and is very weak in the meanwhile. At least she vomitted no more seeds so the crop seemed to be empty.

I have started to give her applesauce thinned with water only and with 2 drops of Propolis and Bach Flower Rescue drops every 2-3 hours. I also gave her Bene Bac and Calcivet once a day. I hoped I could keep her hydrated to some extent if only a little bit of the stuff stayed inside. There was a tiny improvement as she started to pass some stuff that was light olive green.

Despite the warm weather I also put a warm water bottle beneath her box to make sure that she was not getting cold due to not eating. I really hoped that the Propolis would do its job as antifungal.

I don’t think any more that this all is related to her egg laying problems as I thought in the beginning and if yes then only indirectly. It IS her time for laying eggs normally but her abdomen is neither swollen nor feeling strange in any way. I assume it was the heat that caused this and the usual weakness before egg laying. I think it is a severe candida infection and I am not very optimistic whether she will survive this….

6/22   Emily is still hanging on but since this early morning she has started to breathe heavily with noises and slightly open beak. I let Lucky visit her and he looked into her box but she was already too weak to even wiggle. I am very very worried…

In the evening Emily started to vomit foam. Her breathing became more and more difficult. I held her and tried to wash the foamy vomit away but apparently her airsacks and trachaea were already full of the stuff that I could not do anything any more besides holding her and covering her with my love. I knew that she was dying. Emily fought terribly and I felt so incredibly helpless. Late in the evening her little heart gave up. Then she was gone…

Emily, my brave and beautiful little Emily was now flying high, together with her first love Pete, free of all the pain and suffering. A chapter of the Pigeon Tales was closed… and I am crying…

My beautiful Emily:

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Emily with her first 2 babies on our balcony: Willy and Joey

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Beautiful Emily with her almond eyes and her characteristic “breeding spot” (area incubationis)

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Lady Emily overlooking her kingdom

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Emily with her first big love Pete

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Emily (left) in her happy days: bathing with her family

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Emily and her second big love Lucky

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Lucky and Emily kissing

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Emily and Lucky in their love nest

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Emily sunbathing

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Emily proud of her new moss house

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Emily sitting on her roof garden

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Sunbathing together

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perching on the “veranda”

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Last photo of Lucky and Emily when the world was still okay

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Lucky and Emily on their sleeping basket – last photo

6/23   I still cannot believe that Emily is not here any more and that she will never come back. There are so many incredible memories about her antics and the only consolation I feel at the moment is that the others are still here – Pina and Rudi, Woody and Maggie, Jimi and his Fifi and Lucky of course.

We buried Emily today in our favourite forest beside Flea. So Flea is not alone any more and Emily can take care of Flea. She loved babies so much. The place where we buried her is full of old trees and the ground is covered with many ferns and moss. The next time when we are there I will take my camera with me and make a photo. It probably sounds crazy what I am doing but it is a way of coping with this big sadness I am feeling.

It is very hard to see Lucky searching constantly for Emily but I think he will cope with it as he is not alone on the balcony and he still so young. Jimi even came inside, jumped on the empty box where his mother was in and tried to comfort me by talking to me with his eyes.
Isn’t is strange that he is now back, living on our balcony with his wife? As if this all was meant to be just the same way when Emily and Lucky became a couple a few days after Pete’s death!

Even Gino looked at me and I knew immediately that he knew exactly what was going on. Pina of course the same way. The birds all knew. It was like a wave of comfort they were spreading. Tomorrow is another day…

As an aside – Fifi laid her first egg #1! in one of the hanging pots where she is living together with Jimi. This is how life is going on…

6/24   Maggie laid her first egg #23 and as usual a perfect one.

6/25   Apparently everything was meant to go the normal way – so Fifi laid her second egg #2. It was so sweet to see both of them, Jimi and Fifi, sitting together in the hanging pot, one on the eggs, the other one grooming the partner. I am sure now that this was Jimi’s new family life. What a relief and comfort after Emily’s death.

6/26   Maggie laid her second egg #24 and again a perfect one.

6/27   Missing Emily…

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September 17, 2013

Fifi is improving, Jimi has fallen in Love and another String Injury

From the

Diary as of 5/23 – 5/31/2013

5/23   This morning I changed Fifi’s bandage again (every 2 days) and expected that the wound had closed more or less but it had not. It was a bit wet and seemed to be lightly inflammated although it was not swollen. So I washed it again with hydrogen peroxide and added another big portion of Neosporin ointment. Fifi is such a brave patient – she did not wince once while I was working on her little chicken leg. I continued to give her antibiotics.

5/24   Emily laid her first egg #110. It came out as a whole but looked terrible as usual.

5/25   Today was the last day, day 8 with Baytril for Fifi. After I renewed her bandage I saw that the wound looked much better. Not infected at all – so it was healing well. She still curls her toes but in between she is able to put her toes the normal outstretched way. I always forget that she is here for just a week and the wound looked very bad. So it takes some time until the feeling comes back in her feet.

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5/26   Jimi has fallen in love with Fifi. For the whole day he sat in front of her box and sang together with her – how sweet is that?  I wonder how this will continue….

Emily did not lay another egg. I am glad about this as it gives her body some peace.

Weather is absolutely awful: 7 °C and raining, raining, raining – snow in the mountains. When will the sun come back???

5/27   Pina has a new tick: she is knocking on all kinds of objects with her beak. And in the morning she knocks on her box walls when she wants to be led out. I think our pijjies are nuts…

Maggie laid her first egg #21.

5/28   A REMINDER: Be careful what you do with hair in your house, on your carpets when you are cleaning. Human hair that is just released into the open may become the killer of the next bird’s feet.

Today a foreign pigeon landed on our balcony, seeking help: he had only 2 toes left on BOTH feet. The reason: human hair. I just could remove the rest of it, because one foot’s toes were curled under because some hair was still binding his remaining toes. There was no infection any more – the damage was already done and the necrotic toes had already fallen off. I cleaned the remaining toes. That was all I could do for this poor bird. Still he flew off happily… but left me very sad for his situation. I don’t want to think about which pain he must have been through!

Jimi went out for about 7 hours. He left quite early in the morning at 8.30 and came home around 4 pm. The weather was very nice and warm and so this clever bird just took advantage of it. Poor Fifi had to stay in her box of course. But you should have seen the greeting when Jimi came home again but only after he had had his meal and some minutes of relaxing. He was very tired. But then he spend the rest of the afternoon and the evening sitting besides Fifi’s box and singing with her.

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5/29   Maggie laid her second egg today, #22 .  Pina still does not show any intent of laying soon and Emily is definitely only on one egg.  I am glad that they give a pause to their bodies. I think it must be the awful weather we have currently.

5/30   Raining today as if the heaven was crying. Awful weather – everything is so wet and cold.

5/31   Still raining like crazy and there are some heavy floods in the region. I am so glad that Jimi is staying at home. He does not like rain. On the contrary Pina and Rudi love to fly in the rain. They are doing so several times during the day. I am really amazed about this.

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September 12, 2013

Bad Times – Canker Epidemic and a New Patient

From the

Diary as of 5/15 – 5/22/2013

5/15   Pina is still not showing any sign of laying soon. This is a long pause and good for her body. She seems to feel very well as she is flying out with Rudi several times a day. She has not done that for a long time. I am very happy about this.

5/16   Lucky has definitely Canker – I gave him a Spartrix. He was vomiting several times – after each meal more or less. So I gave him another pill in the evening as I did not know how much of the drug had stayed in his body. His behaviour though is as usual and he continues to eat with great appetite. Very strange.

5/17   Maggie is off her plaster eggs and cuddling with Woodie. I cleaned their nest so that everything is ready for the next “breeding” cycle.

5/18   Today I saw Emily vomiting as well. So I gave her a Spartrix too. Maggie seems to have canker also but I have not seen her vomiting. So she received only a propolis pill – same to  Woodie just in case.

Currently I am under siege: due to the totally crazy weather – one day 13°C – the next day 25°C – and then down again – we have a real canker epidemic here. I have never faced something like that. Besides changing the water every hour and adding a lot more organic ACV to the water than usual I cannot do much here. I am keeping a list of who has been treated with propolis of those who are living on our balcony because otherwise I am losing control. Lucky is treated with Spartrix, same for Emily because they were both vomiting heavily.
Have to clean up the stinky stuff for the whole day. Have never witnessed such a bad fishy smell. Hope this will be over soon – I am really getting nothing else done.

And as if this weren’t enough I have a new little patient, called her Fifi because she is so small but very vocal – with a bad injury on her leg (on the tibiotarsus) – must be a bite from a predator. Deep wound in the flesh – bone could be seen – but thank heaven no bone broken. I cleaned and disinfected the wound, removed the feathers sticking in the wound as good as I could, added antibiotic cream and bandage and put her on Baytril. Now she is in one of the small hospital boxes with fresh water and something to eat. Will see tomorrow how it goes.

5/19   Gave Emily another Spartrix to make sure that the canker has no chance on her. She has already stopped vomiting – same as Lucky. Thank heaven. No-one else seemed to vomit but I could see some awful stinky poops still. I treated Maggie and Woody with propolis only. This seemed to have solved the canker problem as their cases were not as bad.

5/20   No stinky poops on the balcony any more. The canker epidemic seems to be over. This was quick and I am very thankful that it did not become worse. The ACV in the water must have helped.

5/21   Maggie should have laid by now but she did not either. Apparently she is having a pause as well. Pina is still not laying. This is now more than 3 weeks over her time. I am happy about this because she needs a pause. I wished she would stop laying entirely. Both Rudi and Pina are doing very well – flying out regularly, eating with great appetite, pooping well and cuddling with each other every day. In the evening they are relaxing – look at my little princess – how cute is she:

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5/22   Fifi is now the 5th day on Baytril and doing quite well. She has started to sing a lot so I think she is feeling better.

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July 7, 2013

Tibby has a new Bandage and vandalizes her Box

From the

Diary as of 3/30 – 4/9/2013

3/30   We actually removed the bandage this morning and Tibby’s leg looked good – not swollen at all, no discolouring. Only the lower foot was swollen a bit still. So I was sure the swelling (lymphedema) came from the bandage I made too tight.

The wound bleeded a bit again so I poured some more peroxide on it and then applied some more Neosporin. I covered her leg with 2 layers of sensitive band-aid careful not to make it too tight again. Instead of the matches I used now a piece of a toilet roll which I cut to the right size and formed a tube over a pencil out of it. This I applied with another piece of plaster. So I think this time it was not too tight for her. After that she got a little breakfast and then her medicine.

Tibby was such a brave patient. She lay totally calm on her back (I am always using a large piece of soft cloth formed into a big sausage and then bent to half so that the head lies higher than the remaining body), a light towel covering her head, while my partner held her so that I could work on her leg and foot. We will see how it goes now…

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My friend Teresa gave me a good idea regarding support for broken legs etc.:

she uses a “piece of the handle of a plastic fork or knife — you know, the ones used for picnics. With most leg fractures, it’s the back and the sides of the leg that need support.
The handles that are like half a tube are best, and if you start with a larger size than you need, there’s room to line it with gauze or human plasters, so it’s soft against the skin. For most adult pigeons a 2 cm length is just fine.”

3/31   Today was big weighing day!

Emily has her usual 337 gr, Jimi is on 445 gr!! and Tibby on 339 gr.

Tibby’s foot was still swollen but not as bad as before – difficult to say as these parts are so small. Could it be simply lymph fluid which will probably take some time to dissolve? And the greyish colour has become less grey somehow. I will try to take a photo but it may not be visible.

Tibby also had the front toes down from time to time – so I assumed this was a good sign as well.

Jimi was doing fine but today he did not feel so very well I think. Maybe the PMV is returning because his poops were very spaguetti-like again.

4/1   Tibby continued to take her course of antibiotics. It was day 4 now from planned 7.

Jimi scratched off the left part of his nose where all the tiny feathers were hanging around!!! The skin is quite raw still of course and red but now he looks nearly like Jimi again. What a relief – everything is growing back where it belongs….

4/3   The swelling on Tibby’s foot has gone down completely now and she is such a brave and sweet patient. She already exercised on her injured leg and tried to stand on it as often as possible. How do you find that? Tomorrow I will give her a larger box so that she can move around better and stretch her wings. I won’t let her out of her box yet though because I think it might be too early.
I think that her progress is astonishingly quick. I am quite amazed about that and very happy of course.

4/4   Pina is off her eggs and heavily cuddling with Rudi.

Yippee – it is Tibby’s last day on antibiotics – now there is nearly normal life again. Her constitution is amazingly strong and healthy. I think I need not even put her on pro-biotic – the joghurt she has in her breakfast from time to time is sufficient.

4/5   Tibby is vandalizing her box. Poor little Tibby – she does not understand that I cannot let her out with her broken foot yet. It is much too early and the bone must grow stronger first before I can let her out of her box. It must be awfully boring to be in “prison” for the whole day.

4/6   Micky is off her plaster eggs and cuddling with Gino again.

Made Pina’s nest new – threw out all the old stuff, moss, cardboard stripes etc. After it was newly made she flew immediately to the closet to check it out whether I have done everything correctly. She is such a control freak – LOL!!

4/7   Still awful weather – cold, dark – not a great basis for recovery. Jimi therefore is as depressed as I am. He must have vomitted yesterday evening – probably I fed him too much. His digestion is a bit slow again – I should have skipped his supper. I think he has a full PMV relapse again – no wonder after his terrible adventure. Poor little Jimi 😥

Rudi and Pina had their bathing day and did enjoy it. At least two pijjies were happy. Tibby is very quiet today but she is standing on her broken leg. This is also a kind of exercise. I think her leg will mend completely again.

4/8   Pina laid her first egg #79.  Again it was perfect!

4/9   Micky laid her first egg #19. Emily got some BeneBac, Pina , Jimi and Tibby got some extra vitamins.

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June 16, 2013

Jimi’s Fight, his Injuries and a new Patient: Tibby with a broken Foot (Tarsometatarsus)

From the

Diary as of 3/23 – 3/29/2013

3/23   I am still washing Jimi’s face every day either with chamomille tea or with warm water and some Bach Flower Rescue drops in it to soften all the hard crusts and support the healing process. I cut off the parts with a little scissors which have come loose but do not fall off yet because I am fearing that it might itch and then he could scratch too much and cause some bleeding. But so far everything went well. Jimi has also started to use his beak for preening in the meanwhile – he could not do this for several days – so everything goes into the right direction.

His complete cere came off and beneath you can see the new skin. It looks terrifying though that raw new skin but it will heal beautifully. The pictures prove how bad the injury really was. And what you cannot see in these pics how many holes full of pus he had in the skin underneath his lower beak:

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It was a miracle that there was no injury at all to his eyes.

I have thought a lot about where Jimi’s injuries might have come from and I don’t think it was something else than another pigeon. I have seen other pigeons fighting, heavily, beak into beak. The tips are very sharp and CAN cause holes and those injuries Jimi had. Especially when they are strong males and fight with all their power. You know how possessive they are with their nests. I think if it had been another animal he would have shown other injuries on his body, puncture wounds, missing feathers etc. But his body was strangely okay – not even a feather broken.

Thankfully all our other pijjies are in good shape despite the crazy weather and temperature drops and snow etc. I am really really glad about this.

3/25  You may not believe this but we have another patient:  a new pigeon (Tibby) with a broken leg or rather foot!

She is a small pigeon with the tarsus broken right in the middle (wrongly assumed it was the tibia – therefore we called her Tibby). I was totally in panic because I had to deal with something new and where I do not really have experience besides treating once a broken toe. A broken foot is something completely different as the bird needs to stand and walk on it again.

The injury seemed to be fresh, it was bleeding a bit so I just poured hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) over it for disinfection and in order to stop the bleeding. Waiting then for the part to dry up I applied some Neosporin (an antibiotic ointment)  with a q-tip. After that I used a layer of band-aid to cover the wound and then used some shortened matches to stabilize the broken part, adding some more band-aid. I could only hope that I got the bone in the right place and that it would heal properly. Oh my – I did not know what to do else. I was so lost…

3/26   Our new patient, Tibby, seemed to do quite okay. She had a quiet night, drank some water and even ate some seeds. Her foot was warm not cold but not hot as with an inflammation.  This also meant that the blood circulation was okay. Hopefully the feeling in her toes would return too. Her toes were limp of course – but that was no wonder with this injury.

Maggie laid her first egg#17 – and as usual a perfect one.

And in addition to this all – this is how our balcony looked like on 26th March – temperature: -3° C. The coldest March since centuries they say…. NO COMMENT!

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3/27   My friend Teresa told me that a clean tibia/tarsus break would heal beautifully in about 3 weeks and recommended to take off the matches and give her another week to practise walking on it, so that she could put more and more of her bodyweight on the leg. Then Tibby would be ready for release! That’s faster than many string injuries.  This is really true!!! To support her healing and growing new bone I gave her Calcivet.

Was weighing day for Jimi again: 420 gr which is quite okay for him.

Emily laid her first egg #108. And as usual it was looking creepy. But it came out in one piece.

3/28   Tibby is doing great. Her look is very clear and alert and although she is such a small pigeon – she has a lot of power and constantly tries to escape when she smells a chance.
The foot still seems to be okay and when I feel her leg above the break it looks totally okay – no swelling, no discolouring.

I feel so sorry for her because she is in her box for the whole day but I cannot let her hop around outside – she could hurt herself even more… She can watch tv though and can listen to music for the whole day and she can hear Jimi and the others outside. But still – I feel very sorry for her.

Maggie laid her second egg #18.

3/29   Emily laid her second egg #109. Thank heaven it is over for now – till the next time.

I was very worried this morning about Tibby’s foot. Her toes looked swollen and on the upper side there was a spot where the skin was somewhat greyish and also it felt a bit soft. According to my friend’s advice I put Tibby on antibiotics today just to make sure that no inflammation would take place.

I cut the bandage a tiny bit open. I think I made it too tight for fear that she would tear on it and get it loose. Tomorrow I will make a new bandage – then I will see how her foot looks like. Oh my – what a mess. I also poured some DMSO on her foot – that will take care of the pain if she has any and hopefully kill the bacteria also if there are any…

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May 12, 2013

Rudi and Pina had a Bath, Jimi ate 90 Peas

From the

Diary as of 2/23 – 3/5/2013

2/23   It is still very cold and below zero during the day but the pijjies feel something – were going crazy today.

Jimi continues to improve and I played with him the spider game again. He continues to behave less distant. What a sweetie. Fed him defrosted peas for lunch so that he has some fresh greens.

2/25   Gave Jimi Calcivet again – this should help him with his development.

2/26   Maggie laid her first egg #15. Jimi continues to improve. We have to be very patient though.

2/27   Emily laid her first egg #106 and it was awful as usual. But at least it came out in one piece.

2/28   Jimi ate 90 peas in the evening! Oh my!!!

Maggie laid her second egg #16 – it was perfect as usual.

3/1   Jimi continues to increase his weight and I am very happy about this:  429 gr now.

Emily laid her second egg which is #107 now. Well – as awful as always but now she has peace again for a while and me too.

3/2   Nothing special besides that Jimi slowly indicates that he will be ready soon to go.

3/4   It’s bathing day again: Rudi and Pina had a wonderful bath today. Apparently it was necessary – lol. Pina could hardly wait to jump into the warm water and Rudi followed immediately. The both splished splashed full-heartedly so that even the carpet got some bath as well – will dry again…

Jimi ate 90 peas for supper again!!!

3/5   Today Gino got his bath and he enjoyed it thoroughly. What a joy to watch him. He is such a clown and you can clearly see and hear when he is happy.

Tomorrow will be the big day for Jimi’s release when the weather is fine. This afternoon he showed us that he had power again and was able to take difficult flight maneuvres by landing on the top of the bookshelf. Also he  “told” us that he wanted to leave by using his voice often and looking out of the window with that longing in his eyes. Again I told him in the evening before I gave him his good night kiss and when I held him tight to come back immediately when he was feeling bad again. I will miss him so very much but I hope that he will come every day again to get his meals here and say hello.

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May 11, 2013

Pina is flying again, Jimi is out of his Box and All have their big Bathing Day

From the

Diary as of 2/2 – 2/22/2013

2/2   Pina is her old self again btw and flying out again and Micky is doing better as well. She is still stargazing but not flying like a kamikaze any more. So there is light at the end of the tunnel as well.

Only Emma still gives me heartaches still. Her first egg 2 days ago was awful again, but it came out as a whole at least, the second egg was a bit better and had a stronger shell. If she only would stop laying eggs! But as long as high doses of Calcivet help her it is okay for me and apparently for her as well. I do not consider an implant for her nor any hormones as these have side effects and are not really recommendable if the egg laying problems can be kept under control. Other than laying thin-shelled eggs Emmily is very lively and healthy and gives Gino a lot of slaps when he is behaving  too naughty.

Gino is the typical papagallo – he is after ANY girl but somehow Pina and Emily are very special magnets for him and I don’t know really why. Each time Gino tries to get close to one of the both ladies he receives only heavy wing slaps. Maybe he is addicted to S&M???

2/3   It was weighing day day for Jimi today again. Need a lead to be able to check his weight – he had 443 gr – so he did not really loose weight.

2/4   Jimi is doing quite okay. His poops are still looking bad but this will certainly change with time to the better.

2/5   Today I mounted the mosquito net in the bedroom and put Jimi’s box behind it. So he had more freedom to move when he wanted to stretch himself. He was very pleased about it. The net also served as a protection against wild Gino and Micky. This way they could roam the bedroom but Jimi had his peace and was not bothered.

2/6   I think Jimi is looking forward to leave his box each morning in the meanwhile. He does not look so depressed any more and even likes the company of Micky and Gino. When Micky comes alone he even tolerates her presence:

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2/7   Jimi is making progress each day – just a tiny step forward each time. In the meanwhile he loves to sit on the box near the large Buddha figure – and Lord Buddha smiles. He is totally satisfied when he has his peace and can listen to the music we leave on for him for the whole day. This way he does not feel so alone when we are not here.

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2/8   Jimi is doing quite okay now. He loves to be out of his box and sit where he can watch everything that is going on. It is much better for his mood not to be “hospitalized” any more.

2/9   Gino and Micky are doing a lot of nonsense while they are in coupling mode: using my fruit baskets as nest:

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2/10   Today was bathing day. Oh HOW they needed it all. First Rudi and Pina got their bath in the living room. It is always so funny when they hardly can wait to jump into the water. I just had the empty green bath tub on the floor when Pina already jumped into it, looking totally disappointed because there was no water yet. Finally the warm water came and splish splash, half of the living room was already underwater.

Was weighing day for Jimi again: he has 438 gr – not too bad for a sick pijjie!

While Rudi and Pina were taking their bath in the living room I prepared another one for Micky and Gino in the bedroom. When Jimi saw this he was so eager to take a bath as well that he desperately tried to escape through the mosquito net – so I opened it. As a true gentleman he waited until Micky and Gino had finished their bath and then he jumped in and got really soaked:

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And after the big bath they had their chilling time – first Rudi and Pina on the old sofa in the living room – how sweet are they?

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And then Gino and Micky chilled in our bedroom:

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0210x0028gimi

2/12   Micky laid her first egg #15 today and as usual it was perfect.

2/13   Pina laid her first egg #74 today also. So these both girl seem to have an appointment. And of course hers was perfect as well.

2/14   Micky laid her second egg #16. Now she can relax again in her house. No more nervousness and running around like a nut and being chased by Gino. Good for her and good for us.

Gave Jimi Calcivet today to help him with his PMV relapse.

2/15   Pina laid her second egg #75. So she can relax now also. Peace for everyone!

Weighing day for Jimi again: he has lost some weightand is now on 415 gr. I am not too worried about this but have to go back to feeding more again. You see it is very important to constantly check weight on sick pijjies even if you have the feeling everything is okay. It might not be.

2/16   We have two new squeakers: Ronny and Sunny – the kiddos of Sandy and Adele:

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2/20   Emily is off her plaster eggs and I have to get her back on intense Calcivet. Oh my – hopefully this time it will be better with the eggs but I fear not.

2/21   It is weighing day for Jimi again and to my joy he has increased his weight again a bit: 423 gr. That’s the right direction.

2/22   Nothing special.

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