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  1. I am happy to let you all know that Peggy and Cocoa are still alive and very active. Cocoa came out of his shell a few months ago and boy can this bird talk, his vocabulary is excellent. He comes out with, "Mummy loves Cocoa", "Cocoa is a good boy", to name a few expressions. Peggy is still prattling on with her usual, "Peggy is a good girl", "love Peggy". PBFD birds are great companions and should never be passed by because they have a disease. Given the right diet and lifestyle they can live a great life.
  2. It was this day 3 years ago she lost her battle against PBFD. It was this time I took her to the vets, held her against my chest, cuddled her and told her I loved her dearly and she didn't have to suffer anymore. As a tear dropped down onto her head, she hung in close, she said "hello darlin" and the vet asked if I was ready and inserted the needle. She went so peacefully and sweetly. Manau was lucky, she had a great life with me and her suffering ended without trauma, it was really idealic. Not all birds can die like that, some species are endangered from PBFD. Please visit Manau's website http://www.manauspbfdiseasesite.com and her cause on facebook and join the http://apps.facebook.com/causes/294975/60514720?m=6d54c0aa Manau may be gone, she is never forgotten. Love you Babe, then and now. Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease (PBFD) https://www.parrot-link.co.uk/forum/51-psittacine-beak-feather-disease-pbfd/ A place to come to share experiences and seek advice on PBFD
  3. Yup, I'm with you. Carnaby's are actually threatened by Pbfd. The list in my first post is for PBFD threatened species. It isn't just their habitat it is the disease. I am trying to bring about a code of ethics in Australia for breeding psittacines. Many breeders are just for the $ and don't test their breeding stock, putting this onto the purchaser. This needs to stop. Research in Australia for a PBFD vaccine is to innoculate captive threatened breeding stock. The buck has to stop with indiscriminate breeders of psittacines spreading the disease within the species. http://www.manauspbfdiseasesite.com/parrotconservation.html
  4. Here is a list of threatened species over here and it will soon threaten species over in the UK and other countries if we don't ACT NOW!! More needs to be put into research. Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo 560 decreasing 1 Calyptorhynchus lathami halmaturinus Glossy Black Cockatoo (Kangaroo Is. Subspp) 140 increasing 1 *Calyptorhynchus latirostris Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo 60000 decreasing 4 *Lathamus discolor Swift Parrot 2000 decreasing 1 Pezoporus occidentalis Night Parrot 50 fluctuating 5 Pezoporus wallicus flaviventris Western Ground Parrot 400 decreasing 3 *Psephotus chrysopterygius Golden-shouldered Parrot 2000 decreasing 2 Cyclopsitta diophthalma coxeni Coxen's Fig-parrot 100 decreasing 4 (data from Action Plan for Australian Birds, Garnett and Crowley 2000) http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/ktp/pcd.html Because the full host range of the disease is not clear, it is also possible that other groups of birds may prove susceptible, in addition to all other Australian psittacines. Conclusion: Based on the evidence provided and summarised above TSSC considers that the threatening process is likely to adversely affect two or more listed threatened species (Orange-bellied Parrot, Norfolk Island Green Parrot, 8 other endangered psittacine species) and is therefore eligible under this criterion. Conclusion - The threatening process meets s188(4)( and s188(4)© of the EPBC Act. PCD may cause a number of species to become listed. It is considered a threat to two endangered species (Orange-bellied Parrot and Norfolk Island Green Parrot) to the extent that without preventative action these species may become Critically Endangered. The disease also adversely affects a number of other listed species.
  5. Kris is very much involved with PBFD as am I. Only a fellow supporter of birds with the disease could understand what we go through. Kris and I have had many a conversation. Kris is an ANGEL as far as I am concerned, there should be more people like her around. xxxx Kris for you, for your lost birdies, I know your pain. http://www.manauspbfdiseasesite.com
  6. Recently my hubby and I were talking about Manau. I said to him that she is dead darl, she is gone now. He said to me..."is she"?
  7. Are you looking at purchasing a........... Parrots are birds of the roughly 350 species in 85 genera comprising the order Psittaciformes, found in most warm and tropical regions. Also known as psittacines they are usually grouped into two families: the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Cacatuidae (cockatoos). Parrots have a pan-tropical distribution with several species inhabiting the temperate Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. http://www.manauspbfdiseasesite.com/pbfdexplained.html Cockatoo, Parrot (including King), Cockatiel, Galah, Rosella, (Budgie http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15781996?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.), any kind of bird that has a Hook bill. If you live in Australia, before you part with your hard earned cash please heed this warning. PBFD = Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease. PBFD is rampant in Australia. If you are going to purchase any Psittacine in Australia please ask the breeder if the parent stock have been tested and cleared for PBFD. It is easy for birds to catch the disease, via feather dust, droppings, mucus etc, any open orifice in the bird can pass it on. It is a deadly virus for which there is currently no cure and no vaccine. 5 species are currently under threat of extinction in Australia from PBFD. The ultimate outcome for the bird if it has the disease is death, (excepting Rainbow Lories, some have their own strain and have been able to build an immunity in some cases, but not all). There are reports of other species being able to build an immunity but not in all cases. It isn't worth the risk. Breeders of the above species should take all care to ensure their stock is PBFD free and remains that way. Open air aviaries are a risk to all Psittacines in Australia. People who are serious about their breeding and the welfare of any offspring they help produce would have their stock tested as par for the course. If they don't then DON'T purchase from them. If you live overseas, other types of the species can also catch PBFD, African Grey, Macaws etc. If I was purchasing any hook bill bird in any country I would not do so before the parents were tested PBFD clear. Help stop the spread of PBFD in captive Psittacines. http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,115.msg281.html#msg281 Most recent enquiry worth a read.... http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,114.msg281.html#new Email received.... http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,116.new.html#new
  8. Are you looking at purchasing a........... Parrots are birds of the roughly 350 species in 85 genera comprising the order Psittaciformes, found in most warm and tropical regions. Also known as psittacines they are usually grouped into two families: the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Cacatuidae (cockatoos). Parrots have a pan-tropical distribution with several species inhabiting the temperate Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. http://www.manauspbfdiseasesite.com/pbfdexplained.html Cockatoo, Parrot (including King), Cockatiel, Galah, Rosella, (Budgie http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15781996?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.), any kind of bird that has a Hook bill. If you live in Australia, before you part with your hard earned cash please heed this warning. PBFD = Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease. PBFD is rampant in Australia. If you are going to purchase any Psittacine in Australia please ask the breeder if the parent stock have been tested and cleared for PBFD. It is easy for birds to catch the disease, via feather dust, droppings, mucus etc, any open orifice in the bird can pass it on. It is a deadly virus for which there is currently no cure and no vaccine. 5 species are currently under threat of extinction in Australia from PBFD. The ultimate outcome for the bird if it has the disease is death, (excepting Rainbow Lories, some have their own strain and have been able to build an immunity in some cases, but not all). There are reports of other species being able to build an immunity but not in all cases. It isn't worth the risk. Breeders of the above species should take all care to ensure their stock is PBFD free and remains that way. Open air aviaries are a risk to all Psittacines in Australia. People who are serious about their breeding and the welfare of any offspring they help produce would have their stock tested as par for the course. If they don't then DON'T purchase from them. If you live overseas, other types of the species can also catch PBFD, African Grey, Macaws etc. If I was purchasing any hook bill bird in any country I would not do so before the parents were tested PBFD clear. Help stop the spread of PBFD in captive Psittacines. http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,115.msg281.html#msg281 Most recent enquiry worth a read.... http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,114.msg281.html#new Email received.... http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,116.new.html#new
  9. This is the kind of thing that the pictures help with. I haven't had time to upload them to the website yet but they are already helping on the forum. http://manauspbfdiseasesite.com/forum/index.php/topic,114.msg274.html#msg274
  10. Thanks for the pictures. I haven't been on my computer for a few days, I was wrapt to see these when I got back on. When I get the opportunity to get them on the website I will post the link so you can see the pictures. There's a great one on photobucket of his beak. Exactly what I was looking for!! much hugs Sue, Peggy, Pi and Cocoa. You are a good egg, helping with this, much appreciated.
  11. Thanks Hotfoot. The result came back over a year ago now. She is still well. I have her and cocoa well contained within my house incase of the spread of infection. I don't think she will build immunity as she is PBFD chronic, so is cocoa. I can only hope to show pictures now of the symptoms to help others that are searching online, I have many hits on the website for this specific. I hope to educate. You might like to join this. http://apps.facebook.com/causes/294975/60514720?m=6d54c0aa Anyone that will listen and look I am appealing to.
  12. thanks. He is a true darlin. Maybe you might like to visit his and Manau's and Peggy's cause on facebook. http://apps.facebook.com/causes/294975/60514720?m=6d54c0aa
  13. Here are Peggy and Cocoa in their new cages and home made play stands. They are too cute and funny. Cocoa was so keen to get out the other day he misjudged the top of his stand and fell off. Lucky my son was able to put a washing basket with a blanket underneath to catch him. Silly Cocoa, you are such a hoot.
  14. As I have not visited and updated in ages, I thought you would like to know, Peggy tested postitive to PBFD. As of this posting date though, she is still alive and well.
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