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Glaphyra by el-ruben Glaphyra by el-ruben
This is Glaphyra, she has Newcastle disease - [link] . I found her in our front garden a week ago, took her home, and try to treat her. She is such a wonderful and smart bird... I do hope she's going to be fine (I can see positive dynamics!), but perhaps she'll be a domestic pigeon because this disease seriously damages the cerebellum, and such birds suffer from bad motor coordination and sometimes can't live normal life in their natural environment. My Glasha (short name of Glaphyra) can't fly, and has some nervous symptoms (twisted head, circling, polydipsia). I shudder to think that she would be already dead if she'd stay in the street... She is my little wonder. :heart:

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That sounds like what my pigeon had. she couldn't fly, would go in circles so bad some days she would throw up. She was a wild pigeon turned tame. My brother found her on the roof of his work place. So I had always thought that she broke her wing and hit her head on something. I never thought she had a sickness. It wouldn't happen that often. But now I feel awful about it.
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el-ruben Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a very tricky disease... Some pigeons get a full recovery, some don't. Glaphyra was a lucky one. Don't be sorry - if you knew how to treat this you would do your best, I'm sure. :hug:
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ChristineIsDEAD Jun 6, 2012
Hope she will be totally fine at last! Thanks for saving her!
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el-ruben Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very very much! :hug: I'm sure she appreciates your kind message, and I know that good wishes from people help her greatly, for we all are connected somehow... Now when I look at her I almost forget she is sick because she acts like a quite healthy bird (except that she still flies badly, but we try hard :)). Thank you again! :heart:
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ChristineIsDEAD Jun 7, 2012
Good to hear she is much healthier now. My pleasure! :hug:
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el-ruben Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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0-Vla-0 Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Пушистая :) Гулям очень нравится, когда их гладят против перьев по голове и шее. Это и птичке приятно (если уже привыкла к хозяину и не смущается, то начинает ласково квохтать в ответ), и хозяину отличная возможность ощутить нежность голубиных пёрышек.
А вот другие части тела против перьев лучше не гладить, гулям это не нравится. Хотя некоторые позволяют так гладить зобик и животик.
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el-ruben Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Да, перышки у них изумительные, такие воздушные и нежные. И теееплые! :love: Эта дамочка весьма одобряет почесоны. :) И зобик дает почухать. А ведь всего у нас с 23-го мая, и такая ручная. Скорее всего останется жить дома. Эта болячка такая коварная, может вернуться, надо поддерживать здоровье... А на улице - какие у них там условия? Помоечное питание, вода с бензином из луж, голод, холод, опасности кругом. 2 года вольной жизни при таких условиях, а то и меньше, вместо 15-20.

Гурчит она обычно по ночам, иногда днем, когда внимания хочет. Я сначала усомнилась, а "она" ли она, но ведь визуально и по поведению - вполне себе милая и тактичная самочка. Потом прочла, что голубки тоже вокализируют. :)
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studio-emi Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
She is so beautiful! I hope she is still doing well, you are a wonderful person :hug:
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el-ruben Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, my dear friend! :heart:
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