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Thu Nov 28, 2019, 03:40 AM

Galahs in a gum tree

Pronounced: G'-laaah. Singlehandedly responsible for the pink and grey fashions of the 80s, native Aussie birds of the cockatoo family. First pic is the parents, second the baby in a nesting box. (you can just see the box to the side of the parents)






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canetoad Nov 28 OP
Rhiannon12866 Nov 28 #1
canetoad Nov 28 #2
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canetoad Nov 28 #4
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canetoad Nov 28 #6
Rhiannon12866 Nov 28 #7

Response to canetoad (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 03:54 AM

1. Awwww! What beautiful birds!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 04:29 AM

2. I've been seeing the baby's head

For over a week, finally got some pix this arvo.

Bit traumatic here at the moment, Rosie (16 yo dog) has just had a seizure. Seems to be coming out of it ok....

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Response to canetoad (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 04:34 AM

3. They're just beautiful, we obviously don't have these in New York!

And I have adopted two dogs who turned out to have seizures, I know it's a very scary thing. I finally had to try medication with the first little one, acupuncture and a special diet with the other one, both cocker spaniels. I have adopted senior dogs. Wishing Rosie feels better soon - and you, too!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 04:44 AM

4. Only started this year

She's had a few - none for about 3 months. I know she won't be around forever but she's thin and fit with no obvious ailments. Here's hoping..and thanks.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 04:51 AM

5. It's when they get more frequent and severe that you need to worry more

That's why I finally agreed to medication for Samantha who I adopted at age 8. Turns out that's why she was given up, it you can believe that. Sheena was just about the same age when I adopted her, her owner had died, and found out later from her vet that she'd been brought in before for "suspected seizures." When they got worse she was diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome - and I tried the more natural approach, acupuncture and a prescription diet. It's never easy, but I was told early on by the vet that it's scarier for me than for the dog.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 05:08 AM

6. Everything I've read

And the vet has also told me, is that they are not aware of what's happening.

Three months ago she had four seizures in a week and I thought that was the end, but she suddenly snapped back into reality and has been good since then.

Funnily enough, I had a friend years ago with Cushing's Syndrome. Not a good condition to have.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 28, 2019, 05:26 AM

7. Awww! What an adorable pup!

And when my little Samantha had several major seizures in one day, that's when I agreed to the medication. Turns out that the meds also did damage - so that's why I went with alternative medicine for Sheena. Her initial seizures were the same kind as a girl had who I went to camp with - she'd just seem to space out and sometimes urinated. It's when they became worse that I tried the alternative medicine. And when she was diagnosed with Cushing's, I read everything I could find and when the vet prescribed Lysodren I refused to go along, I had read that Anipryl works more slowly, but doesn't have the bad side effects. Quality of life is important as well and I didn't want to put her through anything. Hoping that Rosie continues to do better...

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