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My paralyzed bird

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Re: My paralyzed bird

Postby charliebird » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:49 pm

Thanks Critters;

Charlie was on gabapentin for pain management at the maximum allowed dose for his size in addition to acupuncture/laser treatment2x week. Unfortunately we were unable to continue managing his level of pain after two years and exhausted all options. His legs kept lifting/stiffening up behind his back at a very awkward angle, and amputation was not an option. We had Charlie for a little over two years and spoiled him rotten during that time, but it became clear when it was the end of our time together (he stopped eating his regular food, would only sometimes take treats, was no longer playing/destroying his cage, I actually tallied how many bad days he was averaging compared to the good in a journal).

Charlie was at least 29-30 years old, which is considered very elderly for his species (Blue Crown Conure). I'm now mom to 9 birds (all rescues) one which also has physical special needs, though not paralyzed :)
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Re: My paralyzed bird

Postby critters » Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:33 pm

Wow! I'm sorry for your loss. :(
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Re: My paralyzed bird

Postby Lori's mum » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:05 pm

Is Charlie's mom still in this forum? I have a parrot that was injured on Saturday and I have some important questions.
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Re: My paralyzed bird

Postby charliebird » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:29 pm

hi Lori, yes I still get emails from this group! I saw your private message and emailed you directly!
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