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Re: Health question

Posted by DARLENE --FLORIDA on 9/13/07
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    I ALSO HAD A BAD TIME WITH MY VET HOLDING MY MCCAW WITH A TOWEL.
    SHE WAS BRUSED FOR A WEEK , ON BOTH SIDE OF HER FACE ,AND I MEAN
    BRUSED, HER WHOLE FACE TURNED BLACK AND BLUE, I WILL NEVER EVER LET
    HIM TOUCH MY BIRD AGAIN PERIOD!!!BESIDE THERE IS NO REASON TO CLIP A
    PARROTS BEAK IN THE FIRST PLACE , EVER.I THINK THESE VET START THIS
    WHEN OUR PARROTS ARE YOUNG BECAUSE THEY KNOW IN THE BACK OF THERE
    MINDS , THIS WILL HAVE TO BE DONE THE REST 0F THERE LIVES, THE BEAK IS
    LIKE OUR NAILS , AFTER A CLIPPING , IT KEEP GROWING FOREVER.EVER
    NOTICE PARROTS IN THE WILD DO NOT NEED THERE BEAKS TRIMMED , ONLY
    AFTER THEY BREAK IT ON SOMETHING WILL IT START GIVING THEM TROUBLE .

    JUST MY OPINION DARLENE IN FLA.

    On 9/10/07, Cindy wrote:
    > 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
    >>>>> him.
    >>>>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> Cindy,
    >>>
    >>> 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.
    >>>
    >>> Glenda
    >>
    >>
    >> Cindy,
    >>
    >> 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!