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    Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    Firstly It now looks like this clinic is open again, I really hope so as it is only 1 and 3/4 hours away from me.

    What concerns me is the mass of cotton found on necropsy in a tiel extending from crop and into the gut. My tiel loves the rope perches which do fray and I keep them trimmed.

    The article is in the last newsletter at the bottom.

    http://www.vetafarm.com.au/pages/NEWSLETTERS.html

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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    one of my tiels loves preening toys and human hair... so this is going to make me think a bit about removing the toys or at least keeping a close eye on her when shes near them


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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    Mine hates toys but there is one in there that has threads on it (now off). He has 3 rope perches too that he loves picking at, he hates the rubber ones but I just might get some anyway. This really made me think.

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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    That's pretty scary. I have rope toys in with my tiels, and I can't say I've noticed them chewing, but it's still concerning.

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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    I didnt think that they swallowed it.
    Says there it happens often.
    I am wondering now that maybe some that have lost birds that won't eat and fade away might have had this problem. My rope perches are now going to come out too. He has dowel and calcium ones...gees, he loves them so much too. I just don't want to take the chance.

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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    Well, my birds don't really chew their rope perches- they used to,but they never diminished in size, just unravled... We did have a jute/wicker boing in my sennie's cage when we first got her, but my dad tossed it out because the sennie was regurgitating the jute fibers on him when he held her... she was obviously eating it. :/


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    Re: Concerned now. Cotton mass found in a tiel

    Mine unravels them, as he hates toys it is his chief occupation....sighhhhhhhhhhhhh, the threads then hang and I trim them back.

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