2007年02月18日

Health Check Up - Surprise truth revealed!!

それでは、これは昨日の記事の英語版。というか、昨日までの…という感じですかね?旦那様Familyよ、嫁は理解を得られるために頑張りますよ!では、ハジマリハジマリー。

I browsed the Internet about budgie diseases, health, etc... and started worrying about our Cheeky顔(汗) Is Cheeky too fat? Has she got a disease because her beak has a white mark ?? Is she really a girl??? An internet site says that a male bird shimmers its bum to show affection and she does the similar thing to our heads...

We decided to take her to vet to solve all those worries.

It was twenty minutes drive to the veterinary clinic車(セダン) There were dogs there and I was worried if Cheeky would be scared to see such big fluffy things for the first time, but... it was only myself who got panicky. Cheeky was relaxed all the time, chirping to herself小鳥

It was not a posh gorgeous clinic, but a clean and neat place. The doctor came to the waiting room to see cheeky, saying a friendly“Hello, you must be Cheeky, how are you today?”Cheeky was still chirping to herself happily小鳥

Now, the time has come to ask questions!!

Q1: Is Cheeky a girl or a boy?
A1: Cheeky is a boy! Her, "oops", not "her" any more. His cere (above the beak) is changing its colour to blue... Not quite blue yet but it will become a more blue colour soon. I have sometimes heard Cheeky say “Cheeky” and in Japanese“What's wrong?” but I thought that I could hear him talking because I wanted him to talk...

Cheeky is a boy.JPG

What do you think? Do you think that his cere is blue? I will start talking lessons again to make him “a bilingual budgie.”

Q2: Is “Shimmering”on our heads a behaviour of mating to another bird? If it is, is it early for a six months old ?
A2: “Shimmering”behaviour is showing affection to us and nothing wrong for Cheeky's age. Some start doing it as early as three months old. I was worried he does it so often but the doctor said that too much “Shimmering” would not be a problem.

Q3: Sleeping hours.
... I forgot to ask about it.

Q4: White beak
A4: The Doctor took Cheeky to his ear and listened to his breathing very carefully... A very nervous moment... Then he said that Cheeky's got a mild infection in his chest that could develop into bronchitis. He gave us medication to be administered in water for five days.

Q5: Overweight
A5: He said to us clearly “Yes, he is chubby”...たらーっ(汗) He should lose around 5g. He reccomended that we keep giving him diet budgie mix. My husband bought it after he saw me removing Canary seeds from Cheeky's food. It was a tiring job, especially after day's computer work. He must have felt sorry for me.
Diet food.JPG

And I used to give Cheeky “White French Millet”because he loved it . The Doctor told me not to give it to him too often. It is too nutricious (too fatty). I did not know. I myself made him “Fatso” without knowing...terrible feelingもうやだ〜(悲しい顔)


The Doctor reccomended we give Cheeky fresh vege and fruits like broccoli, lettuce (not too much), carrot, apple, peach etc.

That is all happened in the doctor's room. No Poo Poo フンtest as I expected. My husband said that Cheeky is not that sick to a have フンtest done because the Doctor said that generally Cheeky was quite healthy. The consulting fee (including medication) cost us $54.00. I don't know if it is expensive or not, I have no idea. My husband said that it is never too expensive for peace of mind and I agree with him. Now I know Cheeky is a boy, he has got mild bronchitis and he has to lose 5g. I also know what aspects I have to be careful about regarding Cheeky's health.

When my husband was paying the fee, I heard the nurses talking about Cheeky, “what beautiful colours he's got!”. Yes, he is beautiful! He is my cute boy黒ハート


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