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It has been a while since my last post and even longer since this all started and I only have positivity to share. Puff is getting .02 ml of meds every morning, and only in the morning. So she gets one dose only, every morning with her breakfast, no evening dose and she is doing so amazing.
The reason I chose to try cutting out the evening dose was because she was falling from her sleeping perch during the night, and most nights. Because I'm a very light sleeper I would hear her flap and get up to find her on the bottom of her cage looking stunned and a bit dazed. After moving her into my room to sleep so I could better observe, the conclusion I came to was the med was puting her into a very deep sleep and she lost balance control and/or fell as she was relaxing so much into a deep sleep. After stopping the evening dose I was no longer having this issue and she continued to leave all of her feathers in tact.
One other thing I decided to do is every other Sunday she gets a med free…
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It's been almost a year now, and Puff is almost fully feathered. It is truly amazing the difference that has happened, not just to her feathers though. She just truly seems more relaxed and happier, she shows more confidence in new situations, which is honestly quite amazing to watch. I brought her next door to my mom's house and she made herself right at home, she hopped right off my shoulder and started wandering around the table and a counter between the kitchen and living room. Simply checking things out all along the way, a confidence I enjoyed watching with a huge smile on my face and pride in my heart.
She interacts so much more with me as well, she also puts up with the tiels so much better, without incident in quite some time now. She vocalizes so much more, much like she used to do, before any issues happened. She also chooses to be in the same room with the other birds and myself during the day again, instead of choosing to avoid any interactions with me or other bi…
I'm so happy to tell you all that the Metacam is doing the job I hoped it would. I'm also very happy and grateful to have such an awesome circle of people in my life that I can call friends who are so much more knowledgeable then myself. I just can not express my gratitude enough to the wonderful people who remind me to have faith in the good in people. I have such a hard time believing in people, I have been hurt recently by yet another person I would have thought would never be someone who would be so cruel, and I see every day the cruelty in people, so I'm truly thankful for those in my life who are so kind.
Puff for the first time in a while finally was preening her tail and rubbing on her preen gland. So she was in fact having an inflammatory response from the two seizures she had last year. I never discussed this before as I didn't want to mix it in with her FDB story. However, I think I may do a separate post explaining what happened and when, since it is now be…
I know its been a while since my last post, not much has changed. She's still getting more feathers and to me she's my rock star. She's back to eating food and wanting bites of what I have, but still the pickiest girl ever. She still gets formula twice a day, I'm still trying to work in my real food mash however she's not a big fan. I really don't mind, as long as she's eating something and keeps her weight over 300. She holds fairly steady these days at 310 grams though.

She has developed one thing, not sure if I should call it an issue or not yet. I notice her doing the motions as though she is going to preen her tail or get to her gland, but doesn't follow through. Meaning, she spreads her tail, turns her head to look at the tail area, but for some reason doesn't actually reach all the way to the tail. She will make it part way, stop, hold the posture then go back to a normal standing position. I have seen her just barely get the outer tail feath…
Hello all,

I'm including some pics I took today of Puff as she is getting some new feathers in and looking great, imo! She's doing so well now I'm just so happy for her, she is choosing to interact in small ways with some of the other birds, which for her is a big deal as she has in the past preferred to not interact with other birds at all. One thing I have changed is that she sleeps in the bird room all by herself and comes out only when she wants to, I have found this to be a big help to relax her and lower her overall stress. In the past she has spent a great deal of time hiding out in my kitchen cupboards, so in an attempt to stop this, and stop this other issue I was having that she was hating going into her cage at night and freaking out, I tried allowing her to be in the bird room and not be caged. This actually accomplished quite a lot of issues I had been having with her and most importantly it reduced her stress level in a big way. Now in the mornings I open the…
Well, since Puff is pretty much stabilized on the medication there isn't much to report except for her progress with feathers. So the updates are more sporadic, hopefully with spring coming though we will see a bigger change in feathers.
one thing I'm in the process of changing is switching from formula to real food mash in her syringe feedings. As I don't see me stopping those because she is such a picky eater and I want her getting a good amount of nutrients as possible and she seems to really enjoy the syringe feeding and eats it very well.
So here is a couple pictures I took of her today, I still think she does chew a bit here and there once in while but she certainly looks better then she has ever looked since before starting this protocol. So in my mind this is a success no matter what, however I hope to see her fully feathered one day soon...



before starting the protocol

All seems to be going well, I've been able to increase her to .04 ml of the medication without any side affects. As far as I can tell she is not chewing any new feathers so we are just waiting for the rest of her new feathers to come in. Also, I'm happy to show that she is choosing to eat some foods on her own, as in the picture below. which to say shows she has come quite a long way since starting this treatment. In the beginning she had a huge loss of appetite, and lost a scary amount of weight. I started her on hand feeding formula and have been feeding ever since. well, I'm ready to also move on from that as well, I'm going to make a mash of sorts and puree it and still syringe feed her that instead. I think that she has become very attached to getting the syringe and she eats a good amount that way, since she is my pickiest eater I have no issue with continuing on this line of feeding. As I …