On 9/10/07, Cindy wrote:
> Thanks, Rick. Gotta get a new vet, tho. I no longer trust
> them to care for her appropriately. Has your macaw ever had
> red cheeks for 2 days?
> n 9/09/07, Rick wrote:
>> On 9/09/07, Cindy wrote:
>>> Yesterday I took my B & G macaw to the vet. He was
>>> toweled and had his beak trimmed. I stopped the session
>>> when he became red in the face and was panting heavily.
>>> Today his cheeks are still red, and he's not his
>>> usual "bubbly" self. Is he just mad at me, or should I be
>>> worried? Thanks for any advice.
>> Cindy, I think the best answer you can get is from your Vet.
>> We had our B&G's beak done about a month ago and he was fine
>> right after, but he is a big baby and nothing really upsets
>> Yours may be pouting as well. Has he had his beak done
>> before, and what was his reaction then?
>> If in doubt, call your vet. Best option of all.
B&G Macaws have a tendency to blush (cheeks turn red or pink)
when excited or mad. This is normal. But if the face looks more
like a rash that could have happened from the aggressive
toweling you described. If she is not acting normal or if the
face is still irritated now I would definitely recommend you
seek another vets opinion.