Thank you both so much.
On 9/10/07, Rick wrote:
> 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!