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Re: Health question

Posted by Rick on 9/10/07
(7) Comments

    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


    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!