I noticed this morning that Nina's mutes were really water and sort of separated. I'm going to keep an eye on it and see what is up. I cleaned out the mews yesterday night and so the mutes might have been mixing with water that hadn't dried yet. Also another theory I have is that she is over hydrated. And my final theory is that she is over supplemented (she is eating new foods and a lot more than she ever has before, daily).
Here are some pictures I took.
As you can see, some of the areas are still wet with water from my cleaning yesterday.
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2007 12:36:27 GMT -5 by morganf
I cant really see the mutes too well but one thing i will say is to not house a raptor in a damp mew. Make sure it is dried out completely before placing her back in there. Does she drink a lot of water?
Post by HawkingRage on Mar 17, 2007 18:51:04 GMT -5
YOU CANT OVERHYDRATE A BIRD OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER. id go with falco and say dont house your bird in a damp mew, you are just asking for another mistake on your roster. the diet wont have anything to do with it less it has some sort of parasite or bacterial growth. just keep an eye on itn you might just be ok.
According to themodernapprentice.com you can overhydrate. It won't kill them, it's a not a bad thing, but it just means there mutes don't hold together very well.
Well I don't think there is a problem, I'm going to keep an eye on it. Nina does get a lot of water between me bathing her (spray bottle), spraying water directly into her mouth, and the fluids from the fresh meat that I feed her.