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Message #2205. This is a followup to #2160.

Name:Enyar
Date:Wednesday October 20, 2004 1:01:39 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Help please....
Message:Debbie wrote:
> Debbie wrote:
> > HI ..
> > I went to my local Petco today where I am very friendly
> > with the associates there. I have even purchased two
> > of my favorite family members there. (Chattering Lory and
> > a Green Cheek Conure)
> >
> > They advised me that some woman gave them her Nanday Conure.
> >
> > When she brought this precious baby in. She has NO feathers.
> > Completely bald. From the neck down. plucked bald. Not one
> > down feather. Even the top of her wing is bitten raw.
> >
> > They believe, based on the round band, that she was wild
> > caught approx 10 yrs ago. She is a female. Petco said because
> > the lady just dropped her off they CANNOT / WILL NOT sell her
> > so they offered this precious baby to me. AFTER the vet checks
> > her so the rest of my animals do not get harmed in any way.
> >
> > This is what the lady told the Petco Assoc.....
> >
> > She brought this precious baby in in a starter parakeet cage.
> > She told the assoc. that since his "buddy" the parakeet died
> > she has plucked all her feathers out and the lady no longer
> > wanted her. When the assoc asked what size case this baby was
> > used to the lady said  " She is in her regular cage". Imagine
> > a parakeet cage for a Nanday Conure......
> >
> > Then the lady proceeded to hand the assoc. a bag of wild bird
> > seed of mainly thistle seed. She told the assoc that is what
> > this precious baby was living on. WILD bird seed!
> >
> > Needless to say the baby is so malnurished and almost totally
> > bald.
> >
> > I ran out right away and bought a good size cage and two
> > heating lamps to keep her warm...along with many toys and
> > a tent bed that hangs from the top and many other goodies.
> >
> > My question is this......
> >
> > Will her feathers grow back ? I dont care how she looks, in my
> > eyes she is absolutely beautiful and will be loved even more than
> > my other babies (if that is possible). I want them to grow back
> > because she must get cold. I see pictures of how beautiful she
> > must have been. My heart is aching so much for her. I cannot wait
> > to get her home.
> >
> > Does anyone have ANY information that will help me better care
> > for this poor thing?
> >
> > Any/all info would be GREATLY appreciated...
> >
> > Thank you..!
> >
> > Anyone that may want to see a picture of her can email me
> > at Debbiefarrow@cox.net and when I get her I will send a photo.
> >
> > Thank you in advance for any help...
> >
> > Debbie... Debbiefarrow@cox.net



Hi Debbie,

How is the patient?  Have you taken her to an aviarian vet yet?  
What was there advice?

Hope all is well with her.

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