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Hippo Birdies to Husband Guy!!!

weather: cloudy
outside: 14°C
mood: happy-ish
Hippo Birdies, userinfoHusband Guy!!! pne beat me to it, but in my defence, he's 9 hours ahead of us.

Me: Philip says Happy Birthday.
Him: Philip who?
Me: Philip in Germany.
Him: Oh, the "Philip/Stella/About-To-Have-A-Baby" Philip?
Me: *giggle* Yeah, that Philip. =)

He got cake from Work and we went to The Keg last night for prime rib, even though he was only 29364.75/365 yesterday. =)

I have to say, I'm very proud of what he's done with his life. He went from not planning to do anything after highschool to Senior Development Lead. And will possibly go even further in the next little while. I don't want to say anything to jinx it... =}

The down side of today was having to take userinfoSkippy into the Veterinary ER this morning. Husband Guy put her cover on her cage last night so that maybe she'd sleep better. We've put the cover on her cage before, so it's not supposed to be a big deal. But last night, she somehow started thrashing. He took her out and looked her over, but didn't see anything, so he put her back.

This morning, her wings were bleeding on both sides. O_O It had clotted over, but she picked at it and it bled a little again. Birds don't have a lot of blood, so any bleeding at all can be fatal. Dr. Brigitte took her into the ER and made sure she was okay until Night Owl opened for Dr. McDonald to have a look at her.

Dr. Brigitte said Skippy weighed in at 80g though(!!) which does make sense because we know she's visibly bulked up quite a bit. She's been bouncing between 72-74g every morning for the last few weeks, so maybe our scale is weird. =P

At least userinfoSid is home and doing well. He's looking much better, quite a bit more alert, active and doing less sitting around grooming.

*sigh* If it's not one, it's the other. =P =P =P

[Update - 1738h]

userinfoSkippy is doing fine. She just had a bad thrashing incident for the first time, but it'll be fine. Lutino cockatiels are just more prone to cage fright and thrashing than Greys. She's also molting so she's lost a lot of her baby flight feathers, but they're hollow and not bloody so they were mature feathers that were supposed to come off. No more covering her cage and once userinfoSid is past the quarantine period, they're going to be on the family room side of the house. But at night, we're going to move them to the alcove in the other dining room at night, so that they're not in the high traffic area.


( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 12th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday, Husband Guy!!

Future Conversation:
you: bdspitapit31 says happy birthday
him: WHA?!?!?!?!?!
Jun. 12th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
Hehehe =)
Jun. 12th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
Many happy wishes to husban_guy!!!

And much wellness wishes to Skippy.
Jun. 12th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks =)
Jun. 12th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Mr. Bride! :D May all your wishes and dreams come true (if they haven't already!).
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, and Husband Guy says thanks =)
Jun. 12th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)
I'm famous! :)
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
You are now entitled to commission an oil painting of yourself =)
Jun. 12th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
birthday greetings to your husband! =)

so this thrashing to the point of bleeding is normal? i woul dhave been all freaked out.
Jun. 13th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
You'd certainly want to try to prevent it, but it's common for birds to get spooked by something because they're virtually blind in the dark. It doesn't mean you've done anything wrong, per se, you just have to be more careful and take more precautions. That's all =)
Jun. 13th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC)
poor bird. must have been stressful.

did you calibrate your scale?
Jun. 13th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
Dr. McDonald said she was 74g, so the Vet/ER must have weighed her with a towel and forgot to calibrate for the towel =P
Jun. 13th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
Jun. 13th, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday to the Dude. :)

And good to hear both Sid and Skip are doing okay, all incidences taken into account. That's interesting about the Lutinos being more cage freaky than the Greys... I don't know much about tiels but I'm going to have to find out more about that one!
Jun. 13th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Lutinos are specifically bred so they're more likely to have problems, whereas Greys are natural.
Jun. 14th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
Happy belated, Husband Guy!

Ben (http://concept.blogspot.com)
Jun. 14th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ben! =)
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