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Worst bird event ever! (to me) #385949 10/03/09 02:03 AM
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The past few days have been hard. I have been contemplenting inpatient care for some problems and i was to be leaving puddles under my fiances care. Which never bothered me. Puddles "daddy" takes care of her can pick her up play with her and do all things i can. It just may take longer for her to warm up to him. He changes her veggies and such. But anyway i had a scare i did not need today.

Justin was playing with my little one while i was getting supper together. I guess he made her a tiny piece of wooden piece on a long, single string. He would hold it in the air and swing it to get her attention. Well i come up from cooking and he says "your not going to be happy, its your bird" I just start getting hysterical. (i already was crying from other reasonss) and i go to my baby bird who has over 2 feet of string tightly around her little left foot.

I panic "get a cover and get it dark" i say I know i need to grab my bird and with her 'tude its not easy. Sadly she retreated to her cage where i had no choice to corner her, and softly get her. she bit, lord did she bite. But she was already yanking on her foot and she knew something was wrong there. she has been just as hysterical yanking on her string and biting at her little foot frown I had her though, and it was a xxxxxxx mess. But i started slowly (crying hard the whole time) and in a little bit the entire string was off. I took the time that i was holding her to look at her foot and i seen no odd colors or "peeling" looks. I think she did not bite her self too hard, just she was scared and trying to get that string off. after listening to her breathing and looking at her vent area (why not, she was already there!) i decided my baby needs to be left go, and needs to calm down. She stopped her useless biting, but she was still scared.

I opened my hand and she sat on ym thumb. To my suprise she sat there inching closer to me. i grabbed some millet and she went to town. I pretty much collapased and cried even harder. Her feet are so lttle, there was so much string. We have no room in our life for a mistake like this. I placed her on Justins leg and switched the millet for broccoli, and she took that. She had a few normal poos since then, including a bath a party time and a romp on her toys in her cage. I think the "string" bothers her less then it does me. When i look at my little green girl i think what could have happened. I know that there are many many happy disabled keets. But if i can prevent it Puddles will be a happy full bodied keet.

I have since looked over her toys in her cage. No stings left loose there. Mine are all in either straws, or about 2 inches at the very most. The ones that are 2 inches are tied to things and are hemp rope, so thats really thick.

Talk about getting the xxxx scared out of you....my last thought was "you did this to my bird!!" twords my fiance. But i know he did not mean for it to happen. When i put her to bed, i always place my hand in the cage, grab her old food and replace it with a tiny bit thru the night. She did shy away from my hand, which hurt at first. But i know in no time she will be back to playing with me. SHe just needs to remember that i do not always grab her, that i have not hurt her or given her any reason not to trust me.

my feeling right now. relief. and blessed that i could grab my little one and help her. I feel proud blush that i was able to do it, but i pray i do not need to prefect my act.

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Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: Puds] #385955 10/03/09 02:14 AM
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Oh wow that would scare the xxxx out of me. I felt that way when I saw that IceCube had laid eggs.

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Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: LuvMyPets] #385965 10/03/09 06:13 AM
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I felt exactly the same way today when clipping my keets' nails. Pixie decided to go haywire when my mom tried to hold her so I could clip her nails in the bathroom. Instead she escaped my mom's grip and ended up scratching her wing with her nail after hitting the wall, making herself bleed. Luckly the bleeding had already stopped by the time I managed to get the cornstarch. We watched her for a few hours after returning her to the cage to make sure she didn't hurt anything. The only way she allowed me to check anything was to brib her with a Q-tip covered with lemon juice (her favorite treat). She's fine now and sleeping. I was crying like a baby the entire time.


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Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: Acoustic Hearts] #385970 10/03/09 01:28 PM
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I felt the same when sprite got stuck behind the radiator (when he wasn't finger trained) He would get up on a perch. But everytime he got on and I tried to lift him up he slid back down. I finally managed to get him out without any injuries to him. I think that at the time after i got him out we got very close and I think he trusted me a lot more.


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Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: Sprite97] #385972 10/03/09 02:20 PM
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Oh wow! That would have scared the heck outa me too! I'm soo glad everything worked out and Puddles is just fine smile I would have been in tears too. Ya know...even tho you were in tears, you did what had to be done and kept it under control. Ya did good Puds! We all make mistakes and hopefully learn from them.
Lesson learned...NO MORE LONG THIN STRINGS!!!
Is Justin ok?? LOL




Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: kksuns] #385975 10/03/09 03:50 PM
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sometimes lessons are learned the hard way. thank goodness it wasn't learned the hardest way! i got a similar scare once a long time ago. i had a set of the rings that are all connected together. everyone elses birds loved them. one nite i could hear a huge ammount of shrieking and went to investigate. somehow, ozz had gotten trapped in a ring, her foot was stuck where the two were linked and she was big enough that she hardly fit through the rings. it was quite an escapade getting her loose without causing more damage, cause she was in a real panic. when i got her loose, i took out the rings and have never had them since. we all learn by these things and because we we aware of what our fids are doing are doing really well smile think about what goes in, why it comes out and love your bird and things should fine!! (((HUGS)))


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Re: Worst bird event ever! (to me) [Re: baby blue] #385983 10/03/09 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: baby blue
sometimes lessons are learned the hard way. thank goodness it wasn't learned the hardest way!
Well said! smile Hope Puddles is okay.


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