Thursday, December 30, 2010

Little Paris Hilton is Feeling Good!

Little Paris Hilton 
Paris Hilton has been feeling under the weather for a while now. I was understandably concerned about taking him to the actual avian vet, because they draw blood. With a sick little parakeet, any loss of blood is a serious. I went back and forth as little Paris sat on his perch all fluffed out and not eating.

Two things were lucky for Paris. First, his cage mate, Tina, fed him. Even though it seemed like Paris wasn't eating, Tina was making sure he was getting his nutrients. Secondly, I explored a homeopathic remedy which might work for Paris. With homeopathy, your goal is to treat the symptoms. In allopathy, doctors and vets attempt to kill the symptom with antibiotics. Homeopathy is almost the opposite. My main worry with Paris was his diarrhea. A little bird with diarrhea is a serious matter.

After much consideration and thought, I gave him a dose of Veratrum 30c. He immediately formed a hard stool. Still Paris was not observed eating and I continued to worry. I gave him one more dose of Veratrum and waited.

The hardest part of treating with homeopathy is patience. It's a wait and see science. Well, it paid off! Today, after three weeks of waiting, Paris ate from the food bowl on his own. I feed the birds a very healthy mash made of home grown sprouts, quality pellets, fresh chopped veggies, fruits and greens and a good seed mixture. I really believe a healthy diet and lots of love are the best defense for a long life with our animals.

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