I am not too sure about my defence tomorrow cuz when I am nervous, I cannot think about anything. I heard about pigeon therapy other day. and I wanna write about it, but I don't have enough time for that today. So, to sum up. Pigeon has healing power. I am supposed to be freaking out like hell by now, but no really. Maybe Toto is healing me! or simply I am getting old and having a nerve... BTW, usually after defence there will be a little party with some cakes (the person who is holding the defence have to prepare). Since I am getting degree for Ornithology, why not baking bird cookies! 12 Geese, sparrows, and pigeons for each vanilla and chocolate and 18 pigeon vanilla & chocolate mix ( I just mixed the left over dough) cookies!
ブラウニーも焼いたけど、切り方のセンスゼロ。/ I also baked brownies. Yop. I suck at cutting.
今日のトトちゃんはぬいぐるみと日光浴をしていました。/Toto was taking sunwith stuffed toys
Today I let Toto out from his cage from the morning. When I let him out from the morning, usually he walks around the floor a lot. Toto roams = I need to pay attention. Otherwise I step on his poops. Anyhow, let me talk about his favorite food. These days he loves sunflower seeds (have to be with shell), safflower seeds, hemp seeds, and canary seeds. Rich in FAT. Toto has liver problem. So, I give these food especially sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and hemp seeds to him only when he is a good boy. He is mainly eating wheats, red lentils, and millets. Wheats and lentils are for human and organic. We share these. God for both Toto & me! Organic foods are not so expensive in Germany in general. The 1 kg of wheats cost less dan 2 euro. I am happy about it!
There were not much going on with Toto today. He was on the basket, same as yesterday and the day before yesterday... Only one "new thing" was, he went back to the cage once to eat & drink something. (usually once he goes outside to the cage from mid-day, he doesn't go back to the cage till I kindly ask him to do so.) Anyhow, he ate & drunk like hell and went back to "his" basket. Gosh, I haven't gat much to tell you anymore, it has been only few days since I started this blog. Toto, do something I can write about please!!!
"how he is" is still the same. He is active, eating well, making good droppings. His weight is stable too; however, he still sneezes, shakes his head, scratches his head/nose often. He also make "gasp" position time to time. It seems like as if there are something in his throat and disturbing him. I will talk to my vet about this again when I go there next Tuesday.
Chocolate brownies and apple chiboust for my friend's birthday! I covered chocolate brownies with powder sugar to hide a big whole I made with a chopstick (you know, to check if it's done while I was baking it. I guess using a chopstick for this is a Japanese thing. What do you people use??) Anyhow, for apple chiboust, instead of caramelizing the surface, I tossed crashed caramel on top (I don't have a tool to caramelize).
Nothing much going on with Toto today. As soon as I opened his cage, he flew to one of his favorite place, on top of the basket(?) on my book shelf, and stayed there (trimming, taking a nap) till the sunset. After I put him back into his cage, he stuffed himself as usual. Funny thing was, he did not go to the food box. He was waiting me to bring some food for him. He ate really a lot. I was sure that he was starving. Why he didn't go to eat his own?? Same thing for the water. When I was bringing some water for him, he leaned over and drunk water. Well, every day the same though... May be because I am spoiling him? But hey, he is a little cutie, I cannot "not spoiling him"! Plus he is a house/room pij. It is reasonable to treat him like a princes!
お気に入りのカゴの上にバサバサッと飛んでゆき、/ that's right, his favorite basket カゴ周辺の確認。/ check check!
Toto bathed! It was really nice sunny day= perfect day for bathing. BUT, as soon as Toto finished his bath and start taking sun to dry himself, It became cloudy...Sun started shining again later on. So, in the end it was OK, I guess. The 1st time when he bathed (I didn't want him to bath because he was sick, but he tried to take a bath with drinking water. First of all, the vessel was a way tooooooo small for the bathing. Second of all, the water was mixed with antibiotics. I didn't wanna him to get covered by all antibiotics, so, I let him bath. Guess what I used as this bathtub??? a big gratin form. I washed it afterwards. Plus, next time when I use it, it will be under 200 ℃ for over 20min. All the germs has no chance, right? anyhow, back to the story), there were no white powder like things on the surface of the water after his bathing. And Toto was super soaked. I need to use towel & hair dryer to try him. But these days, this white powder appears and he is no longer getting soaked! He can dry himself by just sunbathing. I assume his condition gets little better! BTW, he is bathing about once a week. I wanted to take a picture of him bathing, but the battery of my camera was over.... well, next time! 水浴びの写真は次回という事で、 今回はトトちゃんのもう一つのお気に入りの場所、タンスの上です。タンスの上にスーツケースが置いてあるのだけれど、その上に行く事もたまにあります/ Toto's favorite place, top of the wardrobe. Time to time he goes on to of the suitcase on the wardrobe.
Toto is a messenger pigeon which Mizi/I rescued at the end of August. I found the owner from his ring but the owner didn't want to take care of him ... I wanted to release him later on when he got better, but it turned out that he had a chronic illness. My vet suggested me to keep him inside of the house. He might have low immune system (because of his illness), and this could be the reason why he is having may problems,one after another... Anyhow, He has been under another antibiotics treatment (for bacterial infection). But he is not fine yet. A member from Pij-n-angels was suggesting me a possibility of gape worm or crop worm before. So, I am kind of considering about these worms... Sneezing, shaking head, and gasp position (stretches the neck and opens the mouth widely). All these symptoms meet the symptoms for gape worms... There are some other diseases show these symptoms too but... He has been treated for canker, and E.Coli. He used to take Baytril so, even if he had clamidia or catarrh infection, I assume these were gone. What does he have??? Shall I give him wormer just in case??? Other than that, he is doing well.
鳥好きで、特に鳩が好きです。２００９年の８月末に弱っていた鳩を保護。トトちゃんと名付けて現在ドイツのポツダムで共同生活をしております。/ I am into birds, especially pigeons. I have been sharing a room with a pigeon called Toto which I rescued since August 2009 in Potsdam Germany.