We try to feed Crowbar the good stuff that we eat minus onion and garlic. When I walk him, he snuffles around a lot—I used to worry about the snakes, but they hide under stationary structures more frequently than under leaves. Still, he could have picked up a parasite from the local wildlife. Today, we calmed him down sufficiently to dremel his right front paw nails. Later, I’ll attempt to brush his teeth. We plan to tackle one paw at a time until he arrives at the conclusion that we’re not trying to kill him.
Face: I watched a bird program this evening on Animal Planet. The way that they talked about sick birds reminds me of the way sick cats act (and street kids who don’t want to demonstrate any vulnerability.) They said that birds have to be really sick before you notice. I hope it’s just moulting season that The Stig is going through. I’m sure you know him very well. I don’t pick up on animal stuff as well as I should.
Garlic a good thing for dogs according to my good friend who died years ago. She was Shaman and could talk to animals never saw anything like it. She said garlic help with worm issues.
Face is stig sick?
The Stig is just molting. (Feathers EVERYwhere!) I have a “skirt” on the sides of the cage that catches a lot of the feathers, but I still have to vacuum up the “leftovers” that float through the bars.
Molting saps their energy, and they need special food. They sleep a lot, and preen seldom, until the feathers begin to grow back. I think there are enough feathers to stuff a down vest for him...