On 9/10/07, Glenda wrote:
> 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.
Just as Glenda described was the only time our Female B&G had red
cheeks...getting wings clipped via toweling, when we first got
her. Our Male, he has no problem with toweling when being clipped.
He is a sweetheart.......thank goodness!