thanks Marina! I do so love her! 🥰Two beautiful souls together. Has she shown any interest in eating seeds?
no interest in eating them, but she will play with them on and off all day long. If I encourage her to eat them (for example when one is in her beak, by tilting her head back) it’s
A. Usually unsuccessful and
B. Always followed by gagging until the seed is vomited!
I feel like she just cannot bear the thought of something solid in her throat or crop! The first feed of the morning she almost always gags, (formula) though in the past 3 days she hasn’t actually expelled anything. I can’t figure it out because if I don’t put the syringe tubedeep enough into her cropand It deposits in her Esophagus she will gag definitely, but that first feed of the morning it’s like she needs to bring it up into her esophagus as a habit? Almost like she’s moisturizing her throat or checking the formula. I felt maybe she was thirsty but she won’t touch water and if I give her water on her tongue she just flicks it out.
I do think there’s progress, for 2-3 days now she’s only gagged after the longer nighttime period, first thing in the morning. The other feeds in the day she will gag with the tube in her throat but after that she just goes about her business! I’ve never seen her look excited her food, but she does settle after getting it!