Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 11:27 AM
AmyMyBlueFront's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Amy a Blue Front 'Zon Jonesy a Goffins 'Too who had to be rehomed :-( And a Normal Grey Cockatiel named BB who came home with me on 5/20/2016.
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Connecticut
Thanks: 8,883
Thanked 10,102 Times in 3,782 Posts
AmyMyBlueFront is on a distinguished road
Amys' battle of the bulge..

...So y'all know I've been concentrating on sliming down Amy. I'm not quite as anal in weighing as I was,now it's maybe twice a week. I'm happy with the results After the discovery of her heart situation she has gone from 548g's to 505 in six months.
Before being served brunch and after the morning boon she weighed in at 507.

The elimination of seed,except for two or three nutraberries and no more people food,maybe a French fry from uncle david and her very small piece of bread and peanut butter for her daily meds. I've been experimenting with fresh chop,the freeze-dried chop,and the birdie muffins.

Her daily flap flap lessons are more energetic and she is playing more and being vocal and just being her typical Amazon self


Jim
__________________
Amy my beautiful Blue Front. Who was four months old when she picked me to go home with to her "forever" home in 4/1990.. DNA'd MALE in 2015
Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to AmyMyBlueFront For This Useful Post:
Betrisher (12-17-2018), ChristaNL (12-16-2018), EllenD (12-17-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (12-16-2018), GaleriaGila  (12-16-2018), Jen5200 Supporting Member (12-16-2018), Laurasea (12-16-2018), LeaKP (12-16-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 11:30 AM
LeaKP's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Congo African Grey
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Burundi
Thanks: 3,220
Thanked 5,483 Times in 1,927 Posts
LeaKP is on a distinguished road
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Congrats Amy and all! Especially during the holidays itís hard to keep ones slim figure!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to LeaKP For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-16-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (12-16-2018), GaleriaGila  (12-16-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 11:57 AM
Inger's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Bumble - Pacific (or Celestial) Parrotlet hatched 02/19/17
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Everett, WA
Thanks: 8,061
Thanked 5,638 Times in 1,952 Posts
Inger is on a distinguished road
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

This is amazing progress! Interesting that you can see a difference in her energy levels too. Good work!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Inger For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-16-2018), GaleriaGila  (12-16-2018), Laurasea (12-16-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 12:11 PM
Banned
Parrots:
Sunny a female B&G macaw; Japie (m) & Appie (f), both are congo african grey; All are rescues- had to leave their previous homes for 'reasons', are still in contact with them :)
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NL= the Netherlands, Europe
Thanks: 4,355
Thanked 7,768 Times in 2,755 Posts
ChristaNL is on a distinguished road
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Well done Amy and Jim!
Glad to read Amy is feeling better.



I think it is safe to say I found and kept each and every gram Amy lost
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to ChristaNL For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-16-2018), GaleriaGila  (12-16-2018), Jen5200 Supporting Member (12-16-2018), Laurasea (12-16-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 04:14 PM
GaleriaGila's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
The Rickeybird, 35-year-old Patagonian Conure
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cleveland area
Thanks: 32,158
Thanked 32,575 Times in 10,337 Posts
GaleriaGila will become famous soon enough
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

I am so proud of you both! Cookies for everybody!

No, wait, sorry...

Carrots for everybody!
__________________
My Rickeybird
35 year old Patagonian Conure
The Artist. He chews holes -uh- designs - in cloth. I sell them in my eBay art store, Galeria Pet Portraits.
The Scrapbook. 1984-?. http://www.parrotforums.com/incredib...4-updates.html
The Star. Cinema verite! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC...22fVRRwfLk9gwA
The Pet of the Day. Suggest one!http://petoftheday.com/archive/2016/May/20.html
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to GaleriaGila For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-17-2018), Jenypher (12-17-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2018, 05:31 PM
Kiwibird's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
1 BFA- Kiwi. Hatch circa 98', forever home with us Dec. 08'
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 8,754
Thanked 17,391 Times in 6,651 Posts
Kiwibird will become famous soon enough
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Go Amy! The less junk food she has, the better healthy food will taste to her/more willing she'll be to eat it..

I bet she will soon prefer to flap most places rather than just sit on your hand. Kiwi may not fly but he does like using his wings while being transported (most of the time) and it's good exercise.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Kiwibird For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-16-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (12-16-2018)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2018, 04:55 AM
LeaKP's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Congo African Grey
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Burundi
Thanks: 3,220
Thanked 5,483 Times in 1,927 Posts
LeaKP is on a distinguished road
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Thought of this thread when i saw this




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to LeaKP For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-17-2018), Jenypher (12-17-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2018, 08:01 AM
EllenD's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Senegal Parrot named "Kane"; Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure named "Bowie"; Blue Quaker Parrot named "Lita Ford"; Cockatiel named "Duff"; 8 American/English Budgie Hybrids; Ringneck Dove named "Dylan"
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: State College, PA
Thanks: 6,495
Thanked 7,565 Times in 3,078 Posts
EllenD will become famous soon enough
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

No more doughnut-shop trips? Booo!

That's Amy talking, not me...Congrats, that's a good, steady, safe weight-loss over time for Amy...I'm impressed...Amy, probably not so much, lol...

I've been trying everything to get my Quaker to eat more chop/veggies, she is the only one who just doesn't like anything "green"....Two things I've found that have worked like a charm and gotten her to eat every single chop recipe I've made: Adding EITHER (not both at once) a small amount of egg-white chopped-up into little tiny bits and mixed into the veggies, or adding a small amount of regular old oatmeal (plain oats) and mixing it into the veggies....She goes crazy for either and eats all the veggies/greens too! And it's not much that I've been adding at all, just a teaspoon or so of the oats, which I actually haven't been doing as much now that I've tried and succeeded with the egg-whites...And I use the "Egg-Beaters" egg-whites, so even healthier for them...I just microwave the amount for 1 egg in a container for a minute until it's cooked, chop it up into little bits with the side of a fork, and then mix it into the chop...Works like a charm!
__________________
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching".
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to EllenD For This Useful Post:
Jenypher (12-17-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2018, 11:17 AM
AmyMyBlueFront's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Amy a Blue Front 'Zon Jonesy a Goffins 'Too who had to be rehomed :-( And a Normal Grey Cockatiel named BB who came home with me on 5/20/2016.
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Connecticut
Thanks: 8,883
Thanked 10,102 Times in 3,782 Posts
AmyMyBlueFront is on a distinguished road
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Quote: Originally Posted by EllenD View Post
No more doughnut-shop trips? Booo!

That's Amy talking, not me...Congrats, that's a good, steady, safe weight-loss over time for Amy...I'm impressed...Amy, probably not so much, lol...

I've been trying everything to get my Quaker to eat more chop/veggies, she is the only one who just doesn't like anything "green"....Two things I've found that have worked like a charm and gotten her to eat every single chop recipe I've made: Adding EITHER (not both at once) a small amount of egg-white chopped-up into little tiny bits and mixed into the veggies, or adding a small amount of regular old oatmeal (plain oats) and mixing it into the veggies....She goes crazy for either and eats all the veggies/greens too! And it's not much that I've been adding at all, just a teaspoon or so of the oats, which I actually haven't been doing as much now that I've tried and succeeded with the egg-whites...And I use the "Egg-Beaters" egg-whites, so even healthier for them...I just microwave the amount for 1 egg in a container for a minute until it's cooked, chop it up into little bits with the side of a fork, and then mix it into the chop...Works like a charm!
I like the idea of just egg whites Ellen..thanks I'll give that a shot next time they get eggs..Amy does like her scrambles and BB is starting also but they only get them once or twice a month. Uncle David will be off from work until the first of the year as of Wednesday and he said he's planning on making brekky for all of us Wednesday morning and I'm sure he'll include the kids..no bacon for them! I'll try and get photo's to post of them ignoring-noshing-throwing things around lol.


Jim
__________________
Amy my beautiful Blue Front. Who was four months old when she picked me to go home with to her "forever" home in 4/1990.. DNA'd MALE in 2015
Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to AmyMyBlueFront For This Useful Post:
EllenD (12-17-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-17-2018, 01:15 PM
EllenD's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Senegal Parrot named "Kane"; Yellow-Sided Green Cheek Conure named "Bowie"; Blue Quaker Parrot named "Lita Ford"; Cockatiel named "Duff"; 8 American/English Budgie Hybrids; Ringneck Dove named "Dylan"
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: State College, PA
Thanks: 6,495
Thanked 7,565 Times in 3,078 Posts
EllenD will become famous soon enough
Re: Amys' battle of the bulge..

Yeah, the egg-whites have worked incredibly well! The little pieces stick to the veggies/greens in the chop, and Lita just grabs anything that egg-white is stuck to and down it goes...It's the only thing that has worked to get her to eat veggies or greens at all, prior to adding the egg-whites the only veggie she would occasionally touch would be a green-bean here and there, but not often...Now she's loving all the chop recipes I make it's like she doesn't even realize that there are vegetables stuck to those egg-whites!
__________________
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching".
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to EllenD For This Useful Post:
AmyMyBlueFront Supporting Member (12-17-2018), SailBoat Supporting Member (12-17-2018)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Amazons

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amys meds came.. AmyMyBlueFront Amazons 7 06-19-2018 01:29 PM
The battle for the key cap from my keyboard Billdore Congo & Timneh Greys 8 02-08-2017 06:04 PM
Battle mode! Eloy General Parrot Information 11 11-01-2012 01:06 PM
How To Win The Battle Of Wills? usamimi Behavioral 3 06-20-2012 08:11 AM
Female Eclectus chest bulge? Problem? detonate Eclectus 1 05-14-2012 03:23 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.