昨日ブログ書こうと思っていたら来客があり、書けませんでした。 トトちゃん昨日は久しぶりに本棚の上でふらふらしていました。もちろんしっかり昼寝もしていました。 トトちゃんの寝顔、可愛いです。 はっちゃんの方は順調と言えば順調なのですが、好き嫌いが。。。でもまあ自分でガツガツと食べてくれているだけでもよいかなあ？ 相変わらず私の事が嫌いで警戒するけれど、どうやらやっと私が悪い人じゃないという事が分かってきたらしく、扱いが以前よりは楽になりました。でも懐いたわけでなく、警戒心があるからだいじょうぶでしょう。 今日は大晦日。年明けと同時に花火がドンドンと上がるし、毎年酔っぱらいが家の前の通り花火をあげます。その後救急車の嵐。酔っぱらいが火遊びするからそうなる。鳩達がパニックになるのではと心配です。一緒にいてあげようと思います。 I wanted to update my blog last night but then I got a visiter. Anyhow. Toto was hanging around on the book shelf yesterday. Of course he took a nap too. He looks sweet when he is sleeping! Hattchan is doing good, but he is picky... Oh well, as long as he is eating a lot... Seems like he start getting that I am not a bad person. It is bit easy to handle him. But his is not my friend yet so, I guess it would do. Today is the new years eve. There will be a lot fireworks going on. I worry if my pijs gonna get into panic... I will stay with them tonight.
Hattchan is going to start his rehab from next Tue!! The person who is going to give him the rehab is an avian vet. Who else can be a better host for him?? I will make him fat till Tue Toto... He will finish his medical treatment in 2 days, but still something is going wrong on him.. He eats well, and he is active (only when he is out from his cage) but... What's wrong on him?? I really worry, he might have some other problems... Toto is going to the vet next week too to check if he is getting better.
トトちゃん鳴いております。話しかけると鳴きます。私たち、恋人同士です。 Toto is calling. When I talk to him, he starts his calls. Yes we love each other.
トトちゃん、このところタンスのこの場所が好きです。ここからだと、はっちゃんのケージが見下ろせるから？ Toto likes to stay there these days. Is it because he can have a better view on Hattchan's cage?
野鳥をなでるのはやめましょう。睨みつけられます。 Do not stroke a wild bird like this. He will glare at you!
Toto lost 2 g, but he gained 3 g yesterday (by the way that was the mix weight for him 421g!) So, I guess it's OK. Hattchan gained 10g and it is his max weight, 436g! Giving him hell a lot of food was a big success! I took Hattchan to the vet to check if everything is OK. He is done with his treatment! The vet said since he was putting on his weight & getting this much stronger without formula feeding, he could be released into the wild. He need to practice flying. So I asked her if she knew someone who could let him rehab in a large aviary. She told me that one of her colleague was doing rehab for wild birds and she also took some pigeons. But at this moment, she has lots of pigeons and may not have enough room for Hattchan. She is coming to the vet tomorrow (BTW she is also a vet) so i am supposed to call the vet tomorrow and ask her is she can take Hattchan. I hope it works out. I am sure that Hattchan wants to go out from his small cage asap. Anyhow, I am really happy to know that he can be released in to the wild! When the vet saw Hattchan for the 1st time, she thought he was not gonna make it or, even if he could make it, he wouldn't be able to be released into the wild. I am not so good at German language but I felt what she was saying/thinking. (In Germany they usually put wild animals into sleep if the animals has no chance to be released into the wild even-though, they have chances to live in the captivity.) So I said to her "My supervisor, a prof. in ornithology at an university, wants to have the birds if the bird has no chance to be released into the wild " without thinking about what to do later on. (my supervisor can have wild birds legally. and he told me that I can say such a thing to a vet if I was willing to take care the bird.) Thank good I said it. The vet said I did really good job taking care of him. But I could not have done it by my owen. I really thankful to all these people who gave me kind advices, and who cheered me up all the time. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! I am soooooooooooo happy!!! ところで、はっちゃん、尾羽が少なくないですか？ 獣医さんに新しい物をはやす目的で折れた羽、ブチブチ抜かれました。BTW, Hattchan has less tail feather doesn't he? The vet pulled all broken feathers, to let him have new ones
今日はトトちゃんの写真を撮り忘れたので、パッケージがカワイイ（？）薬の写真です。チェビタ社のクロラムフェニコル（トトちゃん用）、同じくチェビタ社のチェビコル （はっちゃん用。パッケージが変わって新しいものは鳩の絵が大きめ。）そしてヤンセン社のスパートリクス（トトちゃんとはっちゃん両方の命を救いました。）最後にとんでもない虫対策スプレー（トトちゃん用に買った物で、インセクトショッカーと書いてありますが，鳩ショッカーでもありました。このスプレーをしたあと、トトちゃん、半日以上餌を食べませんでした。多分匂いがいけないのだろうと思う。しかも効き目なし。その後、獣医さんで別のスプレーをもらいました。）（I forgot to take Toto's picture today. So Today is... pictures of cute(?) drugs Chlotsm-phenicol-N from Chevita (for Toto), Chevi-col from Chevita (for Hattchan. They changed the package. New one has larger picture) Spartrix from Janssen (saved both Toto & Hattchan's life) And shitty anti bag spray (I bought it for Toto at a pest store. It is written "insect shocker" but it was also a "pigeon shocker" Toto could not eat anything more tha half day after applying this spray on him. I think the smell was the problem. Plus it didn't work well. I have got a new spray from Toto's vet)
今日は２羽とも体重が増えてた。良かった。 でもネタになるような事がないです。変なことが起こるより平凡な方が全然よいけどね。 トトちゃんは毎日１日に数回ジャンプをしながら翼をバサバサしさせます。でも飛び回ったりはしません。ジャンプバサバサは何なのでしょう？ Both 2 pijs put on their weight. There are nothing new which I can write about. It is better than some shitty things happen though. Toto jumps & flaps his wings few times everyday, but he doesn't fly around. Why does he jump & flap his wings?
ところで、はっちゃんは、いつも同じポーズでの写真なので、今日は少し変わったポーズ（？）をのせましょう。という事で、保護してすぐのはっちゃんの写真です。この時ははっちゃん、グテッとしていて目の開け閉めと、嘴をほんの少し動かすぐらいの力しか残っていなかったので、経験不足の私としてはこの子は死ぬかもと思いました。怖かったです。怖くて写真をアップする勇気がありませんでした。 BTW, Hattchan always looks same in the pictures, so Today, I post something new. This is right after I brought him home. He was lying on one wing, didn't have power to move. He could only move his eyes and beaks a bit. Me as an inexperienced person, I thought he was not gonna make it. I was so scared, and I couldn't post the picture.
そしてその３日後の写真です。頭の羽が逆立っていてキャプテン翼の日向小次郎みたいです。ソニック ザ ヘッジボッグ でもいいけどね。Hattchan 3 days later. He has spiky head feather. Reminded me of sonic the hedgehog. or Kojiro Hyuga in Flash Kicker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Tsubasa)
Hattchan lost 10g... I tried to force him to eat not only sunflower seeds and didn't give him much of sunflower seeds yesterday. Maybe that was a mistake... I gave him a lot of food today. He even had left over sunflower seed when he went to sleep today. Hope he will gain weight. Toto gained weight again!! His "snack before goes to bed" works out! My spending 1 hr to make him eat snacks isn't to bad, right? BTW, Toto sunbathed, bathed and then sunbathed again to dry himself (of course, with the stuffed animals). Sunbathing before getting into water... Sounds like a marine iguana. where the hell he learned it from?
２羽をいつもより３０分早く寝かせ、今日こそクリスマスマーケット（多分今日が最終日だと思う。）に行こうと張り切っていた訳なのですが。。。半数以上の店が閉まってた。どういう事？？ 昨日店のおばちゃん、今日は８時までって行ってたのに。。。ちなみにおばちゃんの店は開いていました。しょうがないので、開いている店の近くで写真を撮って来た。センスのないクリスマスツリーも。あと変なメリーゴーランドもどき。これ、開店速度が結構速い。オエーッてなりそうなくらい速いと思う。 I made then sleep half hr earlier today to go to the Xmas market but... more than half of the shops were closed... Yesterday, a woman at a shop said that they would be open till 8 O'clock Today. Well, her shop was open... Anyhow, I took a picture near by a store which was open. Cheezy Xmas tree, and some kind of merry-go-round. This thing was turning quick. As quick as some people can become pukey by riding on it.
ところで、昨日、粒餡とうぐいす餡とカボチャ餡を作ったから今日おやきにしてみました。カボチャ餡は大きめなので見て分かるけど、粒あんとうぐいす餡は包んだ後どれがどれだか分からなくなったのでちょっと切って中身を確認してみたのでてっぺんがへこんでいます。餡を包んでいる時に印をつけようと思っていて忘れました。歳ですね。 BTW, I made red bean paste, green bean paste and pumpkin paste yesterday. And I made "Oyaki" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyaki) Today! They are bit bumpy cuz I mixed them up, couldn't tell what's in which one and cut them open a bit to check which one is what. I was thinking about kind of branding them when I was stuffing the paste, but I forgot. I am getting old.
There are nothing much going on both pijs. Hattchan had the last day of his medical treatment. When I was wiping inside of his mouth with a swab soaked into the medicine, there has been a white dot at his side beak where he used to have a canker chunk. But it was gone after finish wiping. (it was like that yesterday too) what was the white dot?? Dose he still have canker??? The vet said I don't need to bring Hattchan anymore, but I think I go to a vet (either the vet or Toto's vet. I haven't decided which one to go yet.) and make crop & stool test. I will feel better plus he may have some other problems. If I go to Toto's vet, I can ask her if she knows someone who can take care of Hattchan in a large aviary so that he can practice eating and flying at the same time. I think it is a lot better for him than keeping him in my small room. Toto is still sneezing, shaking and scratching his head. His medical treatment still has 1 more week to go. But is he going to get better? Get well please!!! BTW, Both pijs gain weight Today. +6g for Hattchan, and +2g for Toto. Could be Xmas presents for me??? Hattchan over took Toto since the day before yesterday.
はっちゃんの写真は目の印象の大切さを語っていると思います。 Pictures of Hattchan is a great example of the impression people can get from your glance.
クリスマスつながりですが、去年は友人がクリスマスマーケットで働いていたので、店じまいの手伝いをするために毎日行っていたのだけど、今年は全然行かなかった。 だってさあ、夜８時に閉まるの。トトちゃんを寝かせて（寝かせるのに１時間くらいかかる。甘やかしています。）はっちゃんの敷物交換をして寝かせて、片付け終わるともう８時近くになるから間に合わない。 トトちゃんを寝かせる前はトトちゃんを小屋から出しているから目が離せないし、クリスマスマーケットに行く余裕がない。今日は片付けが少し速く終わったからクリスマスマーケットに行ってみたら、ほとんど閉まっていたんですけど。どういう事？ 今日は閉店時間、早いんかい？ という事で、クリスマスマーケットはあきらめ、醜いクリスマスデコレーションの写真を撮りました。何なんですかこの仰々しいデコレーションは？趣味悪いですね。 Talking about Xmas, I was at Xmas market everyday last year because I was helping up my friend who was working at a Xmas market, but this year, I didn't go to the Xmas market at all. The market close at 8 in the evening. I let Toto go to bed (it takes about 1 hr. yes I am spoiling him), then change the papers in Hattchan's cage, let him sleep, and when I finish all the pij things it is already around 8 O'clock. I let Toto out from his cage during the day time so I need to keep my eyes on him = no time to go to the market. Today, I finish all the pij things bit early so I whet to the market, but somehow most of the shops were closed already. What was it? Were they closing early today??? Oh well, no Xmas market picture for today. BUT, I took some ugly Xmas pictures. What's up with the color? Don't you think it's cheezy??
クリスマスという事で、グリューワインです。ホットワインというヤツです。クリスマスマーケットで良くお目にかかります。クリスマスシーズンになるとスーパーでも買えます。本当はお鍋で暖めるんだけど、私はレンジで暖めています。鍋なんて時間かかりすぎてダメでしょ。 One of the things you cannot forget in Xmas is Glühwein. You see it often at Xmas markets. You can buy some at supermarket during the Xmas season. It supposed to be heated up in a pot, but I microwave it. Pot takes too long. cannot wait.
Hattchan put on his weight again! He was eating sunflower seeds a lot yesterday. Sunflower seeds are rich in fat so, no wonder. Toto lost 1 g Gained 2 g and lost 1g... I gave Toto a new food mix. There were buckwheat seeds in the mix, and Toto liked them. He found a healthy favorite food! BTW, Toto wakes up and makes little noise (usually he is trimming) during the night . Hattchan used to be very quiet during the night, but these couple of days, he also makes little noise time to time. Each time they make noise, I wake up. They don't make the noise at the same time...I need a decent sleep!!! I thought about using ear plugs but, Toto dropped from his basket (his bed) twice so far and if I use ear plugs I cannot help him up when he drops from his basket. (I need to open the cover of his cage a bit and turn a small light on when he drops from his basket, then he fly/jump back on the basket) Since he can fly /jump back to the basket, I think he slips down from the basket when he stretches his legs. I don't think he is weak = It can happen again anytime. Time to time Toto misestimate the distance to the basket, have to grab the edge of the basket and crawl up to the basket. Toto is maybe not too athletic. 今日はトトちゃんスーツケースの上。スーツケースの上を歩かれると音が響いてうるさいです。/ Toto was on my suitcase. It is bit noisy when he walks on the suitcase.
はっちゃんは相変わらず私の事が大嫌いです。ところで、私、はっちゃんは今年産まれの子だと思っててふと気がついたのだけど、はっちゃん目、青いでしょ？ でもね、鳥のガイドブックに載っているモリバトはみんな目が黄色いの。モリバトも成長するにつれて目の色が変わるのかなあ？/ Hattchan hates me as usual. BTW, I have a feeling that Hattchan is a yearling, some how. I realized Hattchan had blue eyes but wood-pigeons I found in bird guidebook had yellow eyes. Maybe wood-pigeons also change their eye color as the become older??
今日もはっちゃん体重が少し増えました！ トトちゃんは昨日と同じ。でも増加した後の停滞だから良し。 はっちゃん、じつは、今日トウモロコシを食べる事が出来たのです！でも、、、どうもはっちゃん餌を好き嫌いしている感じがする。 トウモロコシを与えた時は食べれるか見てみたかったから他にほとんど餌がない状態で与えました。そうしたら食べたので、お腹がすいてはかわいそうだからと、ヒマワリの種やら他の餌と一緒にトウモロコシを追加したら、トウモロコシどころか、他の餌（今までよく食べていた麦も）も食べず，ヒマワリの種だけ食べておとなしくしていた。しばらく待ってから試しにヒマワリの種を追加したら、追加されたヒマワリの種だけ食べた。はっちゃん食べる練習をしなきゃいけないのに！！！練習は朝１の空腹の時にするのが良さそうです。はっちゃん、いつも朝起こして、餌をえれてあげると勢いよくえさを食べます。朝はお腹がすいているようです。なんか健康的な感じだけど。トトちゃんも以前はそうだったけど、最近は起こしてから２時間くらいは動き回ったり羽繕いなどおしてすごしていて、餌を食べません。トトちゃんはいつも寝る前に食いだめ（まだ食べるの？と思うくらい食べる事もあります。）をするから朝１は空腹じゃないのかなあ？？ Hattchan put on weight again! Toto weights same as yesterday. Hattcha could eat sweet corn today!!! BUT, seems like he has been picky. When I gave him sweet corn, there were not much other foods. After he finished his sweet corns, I added some food, sweet corns, sunflower seeds, and some other corns for him. He only ate sunflower seeds. I tested on him by adding some sunflower seeds bit later. He ate only the new sunflower sees... NO!!! He needs to practice eating!!!!!! I should let him practice eating some other corns in the morning, when he is starving. Hattchan always eats good in his breakfast. Sounds like healthy life. On the other hand, Toto... He used to eat breakfast good. But these days, he starts his breakfast about 2hrs after his waking up. It maybe because he stuffes himself just before he goes to bed???
今日の写真ははっちゃんが少し可愛くとれたような気がします。 トトちゃんはお尻編。/I could take a cute picture of Hattchan. Toto... his butt
Hattchan & Toto gained weight again! Hattchan +4g, Toto +1g. Not much but, as long as it is plus, it's all good. Hattchan could eat sunflower seeds! He eat both with shells and without shells, but he preferred with shells. Most of the sunflower seeds he can find in nature should be with shells so, It is better that he likes with shells more than without, I guess. Toto also likes sunflower seeds with shells somehow. I hope Hattchan will be able to eat some other corns & seeds. BTW, when I was cleaning up Hattchan's cage, (I put him into another box and covers the box with a towel. This way, I just need to wrap him up with the towel when I put him back into his cage. easy!) he escaped. He flew up to the ceiling, flew alone the wall and dropped on a couch. He flew this much for the 1st time escape!! When Toto escaped for the 1st time, he flew only 20cm... Well, Hattchan need to practice flying more though. It's not good if I could catch him with my hands...
Toto is super sweet. I stroke him & feed him everyday when I let him go to bed. I love how he looks like when I stroke him. Oh gosh how does he look like with his eyes closed!?! I love him to the death!!! I forgot to take a picture of Hattchan today. What can I say, I am getting old....
Today, 12.21 is my birthday. I am getting old enough not to appreciate my birthday, and I wasn't feeling anythings special. BUT, I got a great birthday present, 1st thing in this morning. Guess what??
Hattchan gained 16g!!! His weight didn't change these 3,4 days and I worried about his not having a tongue. So, his weight gain made my day!! Thank you Hattchan, keep going!
Toto had less appetite these days and his weight was either dropped or stayed as it dropped for 1 week. But Today, it was PLUS! He gained only 1g but, I was happy about it. (a lot better than another minus)
I thank both of you! Nothing can be the better present than the weight gain in both Haccahn & Toto ! I am super happy!
はっちゃんは私が覗き込むといつも警戒するので、いつも同じようなポーズでしか写真が撮れません。今回の写真といつもの写真との唯一の違いは、はっちゃん、今日は大きな糞を思いっきり踏んでいます。/Hattchan never let his guard down=always the same looking picture. Only one new(?) thing in this picture is, he is stepping on a huge poop. トトちゃんは今日も午後からタンスの上。/Toto has been on the wardrobe from the afternoon
Toto bathed today, and again stuffed toy dried! These days, Toto makes deep call sounds like "Bo Bo" He doesn't stop calling even if I talk to him. What's up with him? (He stops this call at some point.) Toto have been having a lot of diseases, one after another. I really worry about him. Poor little one... I wish he can became healthy soon.
Hattchan, he still eats only wheats. His weight hasn't been changed since 3 days ago. Eat more, gain weight!!!
We have been to the vet. This time I took Toto as well. 2 pijs at once. Hattchan: The vet said I can start the 2nd medication period for Hattchan from tomorrow. (The vet said Hattchan is getting stronger) Since he is getting stronger & stronger, if he can be released in the wild is up to "if he can eat normal" . Tongue loss is kind of critical... He is eating his owen, but mainly/only wheats. I am not sure if he is being picky or he cannot eat other things because of his tongue. If he is being picky, it's not a big deal. but if he cannot eat other things...It's not good at all. He needs practice eating some other foods. He still need to gain weight, So I give him a lot of wheats but when he becomes fat enough, I stop giving him wheat and see if he can eat other foods. I hope he will be able to eat other foods.
Toto: Toto had a yellowish white dot on his deep throat. The vet made a crop test carefully to check if he got canker from Hattchan but Toto had no canker. The dod is probably the yeast infection. The vet gave me a medicine for the yeast infection. Toto will be on another medication for 2 weeks... poor one. He has been taking all kind of drugs. Another thing is, the strange behaviors, which Toto was doing could be a sign of gape worm. So the vet gave Toto a wormer, just incase.
BTW, the vet and nurse say Toto is cute (I didn't ask them to say that)!!
本日のはっちゃん（いつもと変わりません）/Today's Hattchan (same as usual)
昨日のトトちゃん（鳴いている所です）/Toto yesterday (he is calling)
雪です。めんどくさいというか、外は寒いので、部屋の中から撮りました。snow snow snow (I have a lazy ass. I took this picture from my room)
My fat ass housemate told me that she is allergic to feathers, and she was trying to cope with it till now. I asked her about having a bird in the house (in my room) when I start having Toto. She didn't say anything about her allergic. Is she an idiot? She asked me if I can ask friend of mine to take care of the birds. Who the hell wants to take care of 2 sick birds? I told her that both birds are sick. So, I cannot ask any of my friend. Anyhow, I wanted to move out so I won't mind searching for a now room, but the problem is, I am not sure for how long I am gonna stay here. It all depends on how my job hunting goes. It would have been better if I search a now room after I find a job. Anyhow, if the fat ass told me about her allergic earlier, it would have been easier to find a room, because I could have made a longer contract. If I could find a job somewhere around here , it would be great. but who knows... I told the fat ass that I am gonna search a room but, It may take long. Seriously, I am pissed off.
I don't remember what I have done today... Toto has been unhappy these days. So, I coved up "Hattchan zone" with a sheet and let Toto out from his cage for 3hrs in the afternoon. He flew to the wardrobe. He was satisfied. If he only wanted to trim and take a nap, it doesn't matter if he is in the cage or on the wardrobe, I think... Anyhow, since I let him out, I let him bath too. After bathing, instead of drying his wings normal way, he "stuffed toy dried". Later on, he was hanging around on his cage, and somehow, he came next to me. I give him my hand to see if he was gonna jump on my hand, but he didn't. Oh well, his coming next to me is enough. He is super cute. I adore him! Toto is not really well yet. I am thinking about taking him to the vet when I go there with Hattchan next time. over 1hr trip by bus and trains with 2 pijs... If it doesn't work, I go to Toto's vet with Toto some other day. BTW, Hattchan... His canker came back. He was not 100% cured yet when I picked him up. But the vet suggested me make a pause for his medication. She suggested me to start 6 days treatment with another medicine from 19th of Dec. Till 19th, I need to clean up inside of his mouth with a swab soaked into a medicine, once a day. When I took a look inside of his mouth, I found his canker was coming back. I am gonna call the vet tomorrow. Other than that, he still rampages often, especially in the late afternoon. I really hope that he is gonna get use to the environment soon.
トトちゃんがちょっとどいたスキに。トトちゃん、縦列駐車をしたのではありません。アヒルを落ちつぶして場所を確保していたのです！/Toto was not parallel parking. He stepped on the duck to get his room!!!
Hattchan made good poops during last night. That made my day!! He was eating today as well, but I had a feeling that is jumping around more often than eating... He was jumping around often. Inside of his cage is dim, but he gets excited time to time. If I keep him in completely darkness, he clams down but them he cannot eat... I changed his paper shortly before I let him goes to bed, (He went to bet bit earlier than yesterday. Around 18:00. I wanted to keep him awake bit longer so that he can eat bit more, but he was only jumping and didn't look like he was gonna eat some. So, I let him goes to bed. It's already dark out side, plus, he was awake since the sunrise. It would do, right?) I wanted to check his poops but all the poops were squashed... Only thing I could say was, all the poops were solid. I guess morning is the time for poop check. I should be able to see if he was eating good today from his poops in tomorrow morning. Please make good poops again! (I am not confident about crop feeling. I cannot tell if he was eating good or not by touching his crop. I touched Toto's crop to compare , but still no go.) Finally the picture of Hattchan
Hattchan is back! His canker is getting a lot better, but there is a problem. Hattchan lost his tongue... The vet needed to remove it cuz it was totally dead. She said when she removed it from Hattchan, he didn't bleed at all. (yep. it was dead...) It is not easy to release him into wild... He is eating some corns but there are some corns he can eat and some corns he cannot eat. Toto picks some corns because he is picky but Hattchan, I think it because of his tongue. Poor one. Hattchan eats wheats the most and hemp seeds the second. If he can get use to his not having tongue and can eat everything, he may be able to be released into wild... Since he saved his life, I would really love to release him into wild if it would be possible. It may gonna be a long way to go, but I do not want to give up. Keep it up Hattchan (I am sure that he is doing his best) Hattchan rampages when he can see outside. the vet suggested me to keep him in a cat carrier. He is in a cat carrier. I want Toto to sleep when the other pigeons outside are sleeping. So, I put him back in the cage, over his cage with a blanket by 18:00. I wanted to do the same thing to Hattchan, but he started eating little by little when it was getting dark outside. He finally went to bet at 21:00. He rampaged just before he went to bed.
BTW, these 2,3 days, Toto is perching on hid food box often. If he perches on it, his poops droop into his food box...
I had a good sleep last night. I was so relived yesterday. Before Hattchan in coming back, I clean up my room (finally), made a territory for Hattchan and Toto. There is no border, but there is am area where Toto never goes to. This area if for Hattchan. Guess where? it's on my bed(?) . Hattchan will have his cage on my bed. I will sleep on a couch. Toto used to scared of a vacuum cleaner, but no now anymore. That wardrobe pij was resting & supervising me while I was vacuuming. Someone scattered his/her food on the floor just after the vacuuming. How was it???
I spoke to the vet on the phone. She said he is still ill but getting better little by little. Oh my goodness. I am so relieved. My appetite came back. No more pij-diet. My cheeks sank in a bit since I rescued Hattchan. It would have been a lot better if my belly became smaller instead of my cheeks. I guess life is not that easy... Back to Hattchan. His scar is not cured yet. So, she said it would be better if she could keep him for 2 more days. I took her suggestion. I will save up money by spending less for food and use that money for Hattchan's medical fee. Indirect pij-diet.
I took some pictures of Toto today again. He was on the wardrobe and on the suitcase. He was interested in the little space between the wardrobe and the wall. The paper on the wardrobe is on his way today, but often, he sticks his head between the wall and wardrobe to check what's there.
I am catching it up!!! I really really worry about Hattchan. He was bleeding a lot yesterday... Oh gosh... I am supposed to call the vet tomorrow morning to ask her how he is & to pick him up. I wanted to call the vet today to ask how he was, but I had no courage to do it. I really hope that he is OK. I did 2 thing which I wanted to do before Hattchan is coming back. 1). laundry. Hattchan will get a clean towel. 2). Toto's bathing. When Hattchan is around, Toto cannot go out side of his cage. So I asked him to bath before hand. How Toto and Hattchan will live together...? I will think about it later. If Hattchan has a chance to to back to nature, I will ask rehab person if she/he can take care of Hattchan after his recovering from the illness. My flat is too small for letting him practice flying anyways. There was another thing which I wanted to do today, tidy up my room. Well, I guess I am a kind of person pushing the "problem" behind. I didn't tidy up my room. I did 2 out of 3 things on the list. It's good, right?
I cannot upload picture of Hattchan becasue I am really scared. I will upload some when he gets bit better. Oh gosh, I really really hope he is OK... I uploaded picture of Toto, instead. Toto muscles his way.
I write 2 blogs yesterday. I am catching it up because... Hattchan has been hospitalized. Yesterday (monday) when I gave Hattchan breakfast, it was my best tube feeding ever. Hattchan was clam during the feeding. And he looked totally OK after feeding. It went really well. But, about 1 1/2hr later, he started make "Puss. Puss" & "Hyu Hyu" like noise. I start thinking about the overflow on Sunday night, and the coughing when he took honey water on Friday night. That freaked me out. None of the people who could give me advice were online. I e-mailed to person, who is always helping me up for Hattchan and Toto. But, if I wanted to go to see the vet, I needed to leave the house right away. I just made up my mind to go to the vet. The vet said that Hattchan was making the strange noise because there are some canker in his noise and trachea. Hattchan had no lung infection. Hattchan was getting better than Saturday, but his canker was still severe. The vet took some canker way from Hattchan's throat with a tweezer. Hattchan was bleeding. (to me, it looked a lot) the vet disinfected the scar and stopped a wound. (Hattchan was still bleeding but the vet said it would stop soon.) The vet said I could take Hattchan home, but His canker was really severe plus he might start bleeding again if I touch the scar when I tube feed him, so it would be better to leave him at the vet till Wed. She is an avian vet. Plus one of her clients (?) who I spoke to at the waiting room told me that she was really good vet and we could trust her. So I decided to leave Hattchan at the vet. Let's say, if I took Hattchan Home, and if he started bleed a lot, what was I gonna do???? It would be really f**ked up. The vet said she had never seen such a severe canker before. She was not sure if he could make it... I am so worried. Keep it up Hattchan!!!!
Sunday. The first BIG TIME on Sunday was, his breakfast. During the formula feeding, the formula was leaking from the joint of the tube and the syringe. It was totally unexpected. Luckily I was inserting the tube from his left side (I found it was the easy way to insert the tube) so the leaked formula was just on his face and neck, not much in his mouth. I cleaned his mouth, face, and neck right way. Seemed like some formula got into his nose so, he was making "puss, puss" noise. But nothing went into his trachea. Oh my goodness!!!
The tube was loose. The problem was solved by tying the joint of the tube and syringe with a rubber band and taping. Everything was find at his lunch. the dinner. While I was giving him the fist shot of formula, I was the formula was overflowing. It was not too overflow, but a kind of. Nothing leaked from his mouth. But formula can get into the trachea by overflow. It was really scary. He was not chocked. So it was OK in the end. Another day of "what a day".
There has been soooo much things and I cannot remember well. Plus my update is few days late. I found Hattchan on Friday. I went to a avian vet who could take a look at Hattchan as an emergency case on Saturday morning. When she saw inside of Hattchan's mouth, she said "It is really bad" She has never seen such a bad canker before. Even his tongue and a part of beak was infected and not in the right shape. She said that his tongue might not get better. First thing first, she was not sure if he can make it... She took some canker away with swabs, mad a space in his throat so that the tube for tube feeding can get through. She gave me metronidazole and told me to treat him with it for 6 days in a row. She also gave me formula, showed me how to tube feed him, and told me that I should come around on Wed or Thu if he can make it by then. Only the other thing I remember about that day was, when I was tube feeding him at night, I had hard time finding the way through to his crop, and the tube hit a canker. He was bleeding a bit. There were so may complexed canker in his throat and I couldn't see where was the scar exactly, but I focused on one spot, pressed there with a saw for a while. Later on I didn't see blood anymore. I guess I was pressing on the right point. Oh my god, that was a day...
I have been busy because, I rescued a wood pigeon. I have been calling him "hattchan" since yesterday. I met Hattchan accidentally (as usual). I don't usually go for jog in Friday morning, but I felt that I wouldn't like to do it on Saturday, So I moved my heavy ass. But then I wasn't feeling well, so I made a short-cut. then I met Hattcan. He was all alone. I felt something was not right. I was getting close to him, but he didn't fly away. (you cannot get close to wood pigeons much) I tried to catch him with my jersey, but he flew away. I went home 1st, went there again with some seeds and blanket (larger thing to cover him) I failed catching him again, then he was on to me... I went back home. He was quick enough to escape from human but there were some raptorial and foxes in the park. I didn't give up. went back there bit before sunset. Fund him in a bush tried to catch him, but he flew again. But this time, he used all power to fly away from me, and landed/dropped on a fled couldn't move at all. Finally I got him. I brought him back to my flat, took a look what's wrong. His mouth stank like sewage. These kind people who are always giving me advice about Toto, suggested me the possibility of canker. I took a look inside of him mouth. Oh my god. It was full of canker. I couldn't even see his throat. I was suggested to give him Spartrix, a tablet for canker treatment. (luckily I had some. I used to use it for Toto) The side of the tablet was diameter of ca. 1cm It didn't get through. I cracked it into 1/2, no go. 1/4 still no go. simply his gullet was clogged. I dissolved spartrix into water and gave it to him little by little. Couple of hrs later, I saw a little way to his gullet. Medicine is... great.
昨日トトちゃんの乾かし編をアップする予定でしたが、忙しくて出来ませんでした。すみません。 忙しかった理由は別タイトルでブログを書こうと思います。 忙しかったせいで昨日今日とトトちゃんをあまりかまってあげれませんでした。 ごめんトトちゃん。もう少し落ち着いたらトトちゃん三昧します。 I could not update my blog yesterday, sorry for these who were looking forward to see Toto's drying session. I will write about the reason why I have been busy under different title. I could not hung around much with Toto yesterday & today. sorry Toto. I will make this up to Toto when I can have bit more time.
Toto bathed! As soon as I set the water, he come down to the floor from the wardrobe. Cat toilet itself looks big enough to me, but with Toto in, ini't kind of small??? I asked him to bath along the diagonal line. Incas, I won't have nothing to write write about tomorrow, I just gonna share the bathing part with you today. I will keep the drying part for tomorrow.
2nd blog for Today. I am/was pissed off. I went to lunch with my Japanese friend today. At the first restaurant, we were waiting for a waitress coming to bring us to a table. One of the waitress was taking look at us couple of times but kept ignoring us. Another waitress was at the counter (just next where we were) but pretending that she didn't see us. What a bitches. Yop, I thought it was a racism. 2 Asians, you know. We left there & went to another restaurant. (I should have said something to the f**kers, damn it.) The friend mine told this story to her husband (German). He was pissed off, cuz he thought it was a racism too. He said that he was gonna go there and also to the tourist information center (cuz it is a touristy place) to complain, and left the house. I spoke to my boy friend about this. Guess what he said? "OK". Are you serious??? Our conversation went something like this. b/f: "OK" Me: "Is that it?" b/f: "what?" Me: "Your reaction" b/f "I wasn't there, so I don't know." Me: "Then, I will have nothing to talk to you from now on, cuz you won't be there." b/f " What was I supposed to say?" Me: "I was disappointed." b/f " ah, ok. "Those bitches sucks" are you fine now?" Me "Kiss my ass" I am not gonna start talking to him. I am not even sorry.
These days, 1st or 2nd poops Toto makes in the mornings are bit watery. But his poops become normal later on. So by the time I get to the vet, his poops are normal every time. I spoke to my vet about his watery poops. She said, if it is temporally, and if he is making good poop throughout a day, I don't need to worry about it. This morning, his poops were super watery (not diarrhea. small solid poops with a lot of water, just like poops after drinking a lot of water). But by mid-day, his poops were back to normal. He didn't drink water before he made the water poop. I wondered where the water was coming from?? His poops during the night (every night) are great. Coiled poops, the best poops in a day! Why his poops in the mornings are watery? BTW, I put a stone inside of his cage, just in front of his food box so that he can file his nails each time when he goes to eat. He steps on the stone often, but his nails are kind of long. Toto is such a sensitive pij so I thought it would be good if someone who was experienced could cut his nails. I asked my vet but she said his nails are not too long. She could cut them but it was not necessary. So, no nail cut for Toto this time. (less stress). If his nails keep growing, I will ask her to cut them next time.
糞の写真よりトトちゃんの写真の方が良いだろうという事で、またまた本日のトトちゃんです。/ I guess pictures of Toto is better than the pictures of his poops
石の上のトトちゃん。可愛く映っています。石が汚れているので、洗わなければ。。。/Toto on the stone. I gatta clean the stone... トトちゃん、なでなでしてあげると気持ち良さそうにします。特に首を軽くつまむようになでられるのが好きなようです。トトちゃん可愛いなあ。（紙買ってきました。忘れてはいけない事は手に書きます。）/ He looks so comfortable when I stroke him especially, when I kind of pinch his neck gently. He is adorable!! (Yes. I bought some paper (I wrote "paper"on my hand))
I have been to the vet Today, but she couldn't find the problem... She said that she can make a corp & stool test 4 weeks from Today as a health check test. I will keep close eyes on Toto & if there are something wrong going on him, I will go to the vet again right away. I guess that's the only thing/ best I can do... I think/am sure there must be something wrong going on him, but I cannot do any... I feel woeful. On my little Toto... what is your problem??? Talk to me...
トトちゃん、獣医さんから帰って来て少しお疲れの様子。/Toto was a bit tired after all the little trip we had today.
トトちゃん用品の紹介です。/I am gonna show you some of the Toto kit 水浴びセットで、猫用のトイレとビニールのテーブルクロス。/A cat toilet & a plastic tablecloth for his bathing.
獣医さんに行く時に入ってもらう道具箱とその上にかぶせる布。/A plastic tool box and tea towel as Toto carrier
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.