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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > I can't wait to hear her story unfold there in your loving hands. She > doesn't realize yet just how lucky she got when you found her. I'm so > happy for her. > > LOL! I just thought of another name. How about Lady Godiva? LOL! > > Anna and Boo wrote: > > No she's not tame, she's really scared, but she must have been a > pet > > at some time. She knows what "step up" means, since she raises her > > right foot to the command, but when I'm too close she runs away in > > panic. > > > > She spent the night in the garage, under a heatlamp, because I > really > > wasn't PLANNING to bring home a bird. I was completely unprepared, > but > > what can I say, I'm a sucker for Nandays in trouble. Today I'm > setting > > up a way to quarantine her in the house, away from my fids... Who > > knows what she might have, I don't want her to even share air space > > with the rest of my flock at this point. I'll take a look at her > poop > > under the microscope, so if she has any obvious parasites I'll > treat > > her. I'll send off blood for DNA and disease testing (Polyoma, > > Psittacosis, PBFD, Pachecos) and after I get the results, I'll set > up > > a vet visit. Probably a basic check, fecal, gram stain. We'll go > from > > there. > > > > Right now, I'm prepared to see her stay naked for the rest of her > > life. Don't want to set my expectations too high, and besides, > she's > > really kinda cute in the nude. I've never had a naked bird before, > so > > I'm finding, I don't respond to her in the way I thought I would. I > > mean, the naked is just part of her, so it doesn't bother me as > much > > as I thought. She's a neat bird. She's lonely though, I can tell. > She > > really misses the company of other birds. When she first heard my > > flock she got all happy, screamed back, and now that she's still > > separate from them she looks sad again. I'm sure she'll pair up > with > > one of my lonely guys when quarantine's over.
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