Victoria is a cockatoo that is in her 40's [Cockatoos can live 80+ years]. It has been almost 2.5 yrs since I rescued Victoria. For years Victoria lived in a parakeet cage with no perches and was a prisoner that never got to see the light . When Victoria was surrendered she was emaciated and could hardly walk from being malnourished. The day I brought her home I sat her in the sun for a moment. She was scared at first but started to relax and enjoy.
Because Victoria was not given proper nutrition and treatment, and now she suffers medical consequences from past owners.
July 27 at 9:18pm
Last night when I came home from work I found Victoria at the bottom of her cage and she had been vomiting. I quickly rushed her to the emergency room and they were able to stabilize her. This morning I took her in to see her avian veterinarian and the x-rays show an egg shell has folded in her uterus. She was admitted to the hospital and given a number of meds to help her pass the folded egg. Unfortunately, the egg shell did not pass. Her veterinarian felt it would be better for Victoria to be home. We are praying she will pass the egg shell so she doesn't have to have it removed. This is the outcome of neglect and improper care in her past. Despite all of this, Victoria still loves and forgives.
July 30 at 8:35pm ·
Victoria still hasn't passed the egg. She is eating, walking and pooping. She will be going back to the vet if it doesn't pass by Tuesday to have it removed. I am praying it passes and she doesn't need the procedure. Victoria becomes frightened having other people handle her and doesn't do well. I am terrified she is going to start mutilating again. This is why we are being conservative with her. I have been off social media trying to spend every second with her that I can. It's getting hard to keep it together around her and not cry. I am so scared to lose her!!! It's so scary how quickly life can change.
July 31 at 4:29pm
Update on Victoria Cockatoo. Thank you for all of your loving messages and prayers. She still hasn't passed the egg shell but starting to pass the yolk.
August 1 at 10:02pm
Victoria Cockatoo Update: Today Victoria continued to eat, poop, and was very active. She still hasn't passed the egg shell. Victoria has been on anti inflammatory meds and a med to help her pass the shell. Tomorrow morning Victoria will be going in for a second x-ray to see the location of the deformed shell. Victoria's Avian Veterinarian is hoping to perform the x-ray without anesthesia. She reacts badly to anesthesia. After we see the x-ray the next step will be decided. This is a very complicated situation and I want Victoria to be OK! I am typing this post and my hands are shaking. I am praying she stays calm and doesn't need anesthesia tomorrow. Thank you for all of your continued prayers and words of encouragement. My children are my parrots and I love them with my whole ❤️.
August 2 at 3:24pm ·
Victoria did well under anesthesia. She is now home resting and doing good. Her veterinarian was not able to remove the shell. She had lesions blocking the shell from passing. These lesions might be the cause of being a breeder for many years. Her veterinarian cleared the path with a scope and flushed out the uterus. Hopefully, this is going to help the shell pass. I was devastated to hear the shell wasn't removed but glad progress has been made to help it pass. If Victoria does have babies out there. I hope they have had a better life than the hell she has lived. Thank you for all of your prayers and beautiful messages. I have my girl safely home with me tonight. I am thankful for my veterinarian and his staff for everything they did for Victoria today.
We will keep you updated on other procedures that may take place. We appreciate anything that you can offer us during Victorias time in need!
April and Victoria
- Nathalie Akhribi
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