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Old 11-23-2015, 01:30 PM
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Smile Getting our nails did!

Yesterday Lemon went to the vet (without Sweetie! ) to get a manicure. Everything went lovely. It's interesting actually seeing the trust build in the bond with your budgie; when I had to catch her to put in the travel cage, she just chirped at me her NO! chirp and casually avoided me rather than the previous freaking out and getting desperate to avoid my hands. She also didn't bite me when I caught her! A very good girl indeed.
The vet said she was just gorgeous, a perfect example of a healthy mature female... except for the chubbiness. She's gone down in weight though, down to 46 grams from I believe 48, but the vet would like her to be more around 43. We will try. I'm sure everyone here can understand the whole 'budgies love food' issue, haha. The vet recommended red bell pepper, chia seeds, peeled cucumber, and as much carrot as I can get into her. She also said to be very careful about possible eggs
It was very endearing though when we came home and Lems heard Sweetie singing and started calling to him right away... the moment she was freed from the travel cage they were together, Sweetie preening her, her cheeping to him about the entire thing.

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:34 PM
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What a great report Moira...you have to post some picture of both
Lemon and Sweetie for our viewing pleasure...
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How sweet! Your vet's advice makes me a happy because my Rio loves carrots! So at least I know I'm doing something right for her! I'm glad to hear Lemon's visit went well....you're such a good budgie mom!
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Great post and wonderful news regarding Lemon's overall health!
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Ah yes, some pictures! How silly of me to forget.

Here is Lemon 'patiently' waiting to go to the vet.
IMG_20151122_091749 by Moira Aoibheane Parker, on Flickr

Lemon ditching Sweetie to check out her rings
IMG_20151116_123634454 by Moira Aoibheane Parker, on Flickr

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IMG_20151116_203259 by Moira Aoibheane Parker, on Flickr

And Sweetie singing the praises of corn just for good measure
IMG_20151108_103130768 by Moira Aoibheane Parker, on Flickr
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They look great...thank's for sharing the pic's Moira...
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Thanks for adding the pictures, Moira; they are great!
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HA HA waiting patiently ? I don't think that looks like a patiently waiting Girl to me . More like I want out NOW!
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HA HA waiting patiently ? I don't think that looks like a patiently waiting Girl to me . More like I want out NOW!
Lemon: No mom, look at my nails! They are already beautiful, we don't need to go to the vet, you can let me out now. Okay? OKAY?!!
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Great photos of your cuties Love the corn eating photo with Sweetie.
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