Lera and Sunny visited the vet today. Lera had 2.5 grams of fluid withdrawn and a Lupron injection. Sunny Side-Up has been an egg laying machine, so she had a Lupron injection as well. Sunny was a little frightened (wings away from her body and panting), but she did a great job. Lera, of course, is an old pro.
Ozzie and Felix were so happy to see them when we came back – lots of preening and feeding. Both girls are doing well. Other than two more follow up visits for Sunny, I’m hoping we can avoid any more vet visits for the rest of the year!
2014She’s the tiniest of the flock, but no one messes with Lera.
2015Lera had a rough 2015. She’s been to the vet a few times. Once for a scary bulge (it turned out to be fluid). Her beak overgrows, so she needs the occasional trim. Her symptoms seem to indicate liver problems. So she gets lots of veggies and gets two drops of milk thistle (non-alcoholic, of course) a day. Lera is a miracle budgie. She’s a fighter and always bounces back. Keep it up Lera!
2016Lera loves to hang out in Sido’s food bowl and chew on anything (got to work that beak). She is obsessed with the container I keep the bird covers in. She doesn’t like baths (she did at one time), but will sometimes take a dip in the water bowls. She spends a lot of time fending of the advances of Felix (who is her shadow), but she will let him feed her. Only Harvey is allowed to groom her.
Lera is our scrappy little spitfire. We adore her. Happy anniversary Lera – we love you!
Look who’s 2(ish)!Here’s Lera with her new toy. She doesn’t look too thrilled at the moment, but I’m sure she’ll have fun tearing it apart later. And here’s she is with her birthday millet. Now that’s something to be thrilled about : ).
(Lera is due for a beak trim!)Happy birthday little Lera! We love you!
Lera is doing well – she is truly our miracle budgie. Her beak still needs a monthly trim (even though she’s an avid chewer). Now that she’s feeling better, she’s back to climbing upside down and playing with “her” toys. Cauliflower is her new favorite veggie. We love our little Lerry berry.