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Old 02-06-2015, 10:53 AM
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I am happy to say that Opie is home after 4 days in the hospital. The vet still cannot say for sure exactly what the cause is but it is a neurological issue. He finally started eating a bit on his own yesterday. Bebe is the only other bird that is allowed to be with Opie for now, as the vet does not want Opie to have too much activity now. I never saw two happier boys when they saw each other. Instant beak tapping and head bobbing, they were feeding each other and preening each other. Just being back with his buddy has made Opie feel better. He is a bit clumsy when going from perch to perch vertically but he is managing. So for now things seem to be looking good, the worst part of Opie's day now is me giving him his meds.
These are the two boys below, Opie on the left, Bebe on the right, the picture was taken a few months ago.


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Good....I am sure being home with at least one of his pal's will be very beneficial for him. I hope that is the end of the problem's for him....
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Good....I am sure being home with at least one of his pal's will be very beneficial for him. I hope that is the end of the problem's for him....
I hope so too.
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Welcome home, Opie. He will improve every day now that he is back with his friend Bebe. Good luck with the meds. Keep us posted.
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So glad to hear that he is home and on the mend! Being back with Bebe is sure to be good medicine as well. Neurological issues scream B vitamins to me. If your vet has not told you to avoid them, I would do my level best to get him to eat as many greens as possible (avoiding the spinach and Swiss Chard as they interfere with calcium absorption) as they are rich sources of vitamin B.

Look forward to many more happy updates from you. Way to go Opie
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So glad to hear that he is home and on the mend! Being back with Bebe is sure to be good medicine as well. Neurological issues scream B vitamins to me. If your vet has not told you to avoid them, I would do my level best to get him to eat as many greens as possible (avoiding the spinach and Swiss Chard as they interfere with calcium absorption) as they are rich sources of vitamin B.

Look forward to many more happy updates from you. Way to go Opie
He currently gets kale, romaine and watercress every day with some shredded carrots. I see him eating it but not sure how much he ingests.
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Yaaay! I'm so glad Opie is back home with his friend, Bebe!!

I'm hoping Opie makes a full recovery from his ordeal and look forward to hearing periodic updates on his progress.

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Wonderful news Opie will continue to improve now he is back in familiar surroundings I am sure. Bebe is obviously happier as well having his friend back where he should be
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Opie has done well today (Saturday) he even flew a little today. He seems a little more tired than usual but after what he has been through I guess that is normal. Also he gets so stressed out from me giving him his meds it takes him a bit to calm down after the ordeal. Even though I hold him in a washcloth he squirms and twists and bites making it really difficult to get the meds in his mouth.
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