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  1. Hi all, I haven't posted on here in years but me & Kiwi are still doing well. Nice to see so many familiar names still on the site. Anyway, I'm pregnant with my 1st baby & am due in 2 months. I wonder if there's anything we can do to make Kiwi (4yr old male vos ekkie) accept his new baby brother as one of the family? Kiwi's really tame now, but the only person he bites is my young brother, John. This is because John is so obviously afraid of Kiwi, so I think Kiwi likes to keep John in his place & remind him who's boss. He doesn't dare do it with anyone who's confident around him. I guess what I'm really asking is what can we do to make Kiwi realise he's lower in the pecking order than the new baby? But at the same time I don't want to neglect Kiwi & make him resent the baby. My God! So many things to consider lol!
  2. Georgie, caique is pronounced ca-eek. Although having said that I have been made to feel stupid with 2 breeders of them when I have said this. Most people just pronounce it "cake". Me having OCD, I have to pronounce things the correct way always!! :roll:
  3. Why thank you very much! :wink:
  4. Kiwi's ok! ...and so am I! lol When you hold him up to the light you can see he has scratched the membrane in his eye but it doesn't seem to be bothering him anymore. Dave's dad took him to the vet (the one 40mins away), vet said it's nothing to worry about, gave him some drops, said he's in beautiful condition & said we should have just rang up & spoke to them rather than travel all that way! I bloody well did!! :x So I feel like a good caring mam again knowing that he's in "beautiful condition"!!
  5. lmao, yeah they will!! :oops:
  6. Dave's dad's gonna take him up to the avian vet tomorrow for us. Neither of us could get out of work. You're right Steve I probably am more stressed. I must have sounded like the worst parrot parent on the phone to the vet. I was saying "I can't come tonight I'm picking up my new car", "I can't bring him in the morning, I'm at work", "How much will it cost to keep him in overnight?", "Could I not just take him to my local vet?". God I'm cringing with shame! Poor Kiwi, what chance does he have with a mammy like me?! :roll:
  7. He's not off his food & is still his usual self. I was just thinking that surely it doesn't need a specialist avian vet to look at his eye & prescribe some ointment or something. Why do these things always happen at the most awkward time? Someone crashed into me 2 wks ago & my car's a write off. I've got a hire car & am supposed to be picking up new car tonight but garage have made a string of errors & I've got an uncle's funeral on thursday too. It's not poor Kiwi's fault but I could just cry because I dunno what to do!
  8. When I gave Kiwi his shower yesterday he started scratching his eye. Anyway he was still scratching it last night & trying to keep it closed. I tried rinsing it with cold water but it doesn't seem to have helped. I'm thinking maybe he got something in it. I thought if he slept on it it would be better in the morning, but it was just the same today. I've rang his vet & they can't see him til tomorrow but want him to stay overnight as it's about 40 mins away from here (1hr in rush hour) & I can't get there in the morning. (I also don't like the idea of him staying there overnight :cry: ) I just don't know what to do. Do you think it's worth just taking him to a normal local vet? Please help. I've had the most stressful 2 weeks & this is just something else that I'm worrying myself sick about!
  9. Haha Jem, have you been weighing them?!!!!!
  10. I dunno what this says about me Jem, but I've thought that before myself...
  11. lol stephie, we would just do it to your face! :wink: I agree with mmm, it doesn't matter that they have a private forum on that site, if it wasn't there they'd just be talking on msn, etc. I email & msn certain members on here privately, there's nothing wrong in that is there?
  12. Yeah Kiwi always does this when he's resting or sleeping. But hey, doesn't the fluffing up thing mean she's in lurrrrve.. :?: :!: Me thinks someone's getting their kicks from their mammy's kisses...
  13. No prob Ashantay, I hope he's feeling better soon!
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