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Old 01-07-2019, 04:23 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

thank you everyone

yes, I took her to the vet near Ljubljana... I woke her up early, 2 hours before she normally gets up cause we had to be there very early... she was confused and sleepy, but a good girl, no screaming, no trying to eat the transport carrier... I tried to keep it warner than normal in the car for her and she seemed ok but sleepy the whole drive... when we got to the vet and she was out of the blankets that I wrapped around the carrier to keep her out of the nasty wind and snow falling, she started acting more normal, curious and active... she was a bit confused to she was calmer than her normal crazy and loud self, but she was doing fine...

she got an ex-ray made and then got a calcium shot... turns out she was carrying this humongous egg inside of her small body so normally she had such problems... luckily she wasn't eggbound yet as the egg wasn't even fully formed and hardened yet... leaving her there for the day (possibly til morning if needed) was the hardest decision ever, but I just knew that I'd freak her out too much if I drove her up and down twice a day and also panicking at home for every step she'd make as I am prone to overthinking and panicking all too early and for things that normally turn out fine in the end, I can't help myself... luckily she's a very active birdie, flying around every day so she has very well developed muscles and we also feed her good (apart from the veggie hate, but this will turn radically, I'm putting her on a partial diet change to get her to eat more green stuff!)

I was shaking the whole time, I was so scared... this fluffball means everything to me... I just hope that this is the only egg and that she won't make any more than this one... now I need to keep myself busy and my head away from this, so I got some new toys and perches, will deep cleanthe whole cage and set up new things differently...
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:42 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I'm so glad you managed to find help for Sunny! It's always terrifying when they're ill, especially when they need stay overnight with the next.

Hopefully it will put your mind at ease, knowing she's in good hands that know how to take care of her. Perhaps the vet can advise you on how to prevent, or at least take care in case, this happening again.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:46 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I feel what you're going through... First of all, seems like you've found a right Vet who knows what he's doing.. In this case it was probably the right decision to leave her at the Vet's especially it's winter time now so going in & out could be risky.

And I'm not surprised you're shaking and anxious, waiting for some good news from the Vet. I know these fluffballs meen everything to us, but I really hope and deeply believe that Sunny will be allright and things will get back to normal.
Send some best scritches from me to your little girl, get your head busy and please update us with some good news! I'm really looking forward for it.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:47 AM
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it's a bit easier knowing what it was and that she seemed to do allright, but I'm still crazy worried... especially cause she's really attatched to us (I live with mum and gramps) and she was never somewhere new and alone, without either of us, this is the first time...


if I'm ever getting another parrot I'll be sure to get a male, no matter what kind it is...
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

Oh...you did it!!!
You brave, wonderfull, decisive person you!

Good call!
No matter what happens: Always remember this: you are a great and wonderfull observent and caring parront.


So what is the plan?
They keep an eye on her to see if she can pass that egg-to-be?
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:55 AM
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if I'm ever getting another parrot I'll be sure to get a male, no matter what kind it is...

Heh.. the same thought came to my mind after learing all the egg-laying risks.. But what to do if the fluffball you love most is a hen?..
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:02 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
Oh...you did it!!!
You brave, wonderfull, decisive person you!

Good call!
No matter what happens: Always remember this: you are a great and wonderfull observent and caring parront.


So what is the plan?
They keep an eye on her to see if she can pass that egg-to-be?
haha thank you, this means so much my mum wasn't even sure why I was making such a fuss yesterday... I mean, she loves the bird, but she somehow didn't see the need to go see a vet, that made my panicking feel even worse... I called her after to tell her and then she freaked too... she didn't even realize it could be anything that might make the bird sick or whatever...

yes, they will keep her well fed and keep an eye on her, hopefully she can pass the egg naturally, if not, the vet will wait till she openes up enough so he can break the shell and suck it out of her... hopefully no surgery...

I need to call in the evening to check the situation, but I have the feeling that she'll have to stay till tomorrow morning... I'd love to have it never happen, but as long as she's fine and doesn't get hurt or ill, god forbid die, it'll be ok...
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:05 AM
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if I'm ever getting another parrot I'll be sure to get a male, no matter what kind it is...

Heh.. the same thought came to my mind after learing all the egg-laying risks.. But what to do if the fluffball you love most is a hen?..
well even my breeder said that he wasn't really sure but hought it was a girl... it never mattered to me what gender it was... till today... if there is another bird in my life, I'm getting it checked for the gendeer before I get it...

but yes, I love this crazy fluffbutt with my whole heart, she's pretty much the love of my life, till then I'll try to keep this one out of trouble and away from anything that might trigger her like this, if I can...
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:09 AM
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I'm so glad to hear you got her to the vets. You are a great owner who is tune with their bird! Hopefully Sunny can get out of the hospital quickly, and back home with you!
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Re: possibly laying an egg?

I love the females

Just always make sure they have enough calcium in their food/ available as extraas-> that is where most problems arise.

(African greys are famous for being calciumdeficienct, so I got lucky and mine were oke with the whole egg-laying. Laying eggs is really is a huge effort for them, so no eggs = better. They really do sound like they are in labour/ I used to sleep next to the cage when it happened, just in case.)

If you are worried about more eggs: just weigh your bird every day at the same time.
(mornings are good: after poop, before breakfast)
Once they start forming eggs - they gain weight very fast!

You have an early warning that way.
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