Unusual behavior from 7 YO female Solomon Ekkie
by Brendan Sinclair
(Santa Rosa, CA, USA)
Rescued her last May. Straight to the vet - dozen different infections, zinc toxic, malnourished/underweight. Chelation worked, Baytril worked, had to use human toenail fungus med to finally (in Dec) clear the candida.
She's a spoiled brat, and sleeps on my nightstand. Last night she woke me with clear product sneezing, followed by shrieking. It was a noise that had been previously reserved for her vet. I reached over and picked her up and talked to her, and she settled down.
She's in a brooder now, going through her first molt. Her weight crested 490g on Harrison's, so she's on Roudybush low fat (about 1/3) mixed with organic fruits, veggies, grains, & legumes (remaining 2/3).
She gets about 1/2 teaspoon of an organic seed mix after her afternoon meal, and one or two organic raw almonds in the shell per day - although she's not terribly successful in getting into them.
She enjoys at least one thorough soaking bath a week (she gets three or four, but only really enjoys one), is pooping fine, perches and navigates the cage and playstands well. The only abnormality aside from the sneezing and shrieking was a delayed interest in her breakfast.
She is usually quite fierce about her dishes and shamelessly dives in, but she just perched next to her dish for about 30 minutes this morning before ambivalently nibbling.
She's never laid an egg. Last labs in Dec showed her healthy.