Excused Games

I was going to attempt to write this as if I was speaking with blocked up sinuses, which I have, but I couldn’t be bothered. I am not well — some bug going round the Parrot household that causes headaches, a sore throat and an overwhelming desire to stay in bed.

That’s why I didn’t post anything yesterday which is a pity because I was going to write in support of student rioters. Maybe tomorrow.

Meanwhile we have a wedding to go to this afternoon, although something tells me we’ll be home by tea-time.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 11th December 2010

    I don’t wish to alarm you but you may be suffering from Psittacine beak and feather disease. It is a viral disease affecting all Old World and New World Parrots (Psittacini, Hookbills). The virus attacks the feather follicles and the beak and claws-growing cells of the bird, causing progressive feather malformation and necrosis. In later stages of the disease, the feathers develop constrictions in feather shafts, cease development early until eventually all feather growth stops.
    The beak and claws are affected in opposite direction – overgrowth, malformation and necrotic tissue development. Cracking and peeling of outer layers makes it possible for fungi and yeast infections to take place and complicate matters even more. The necrosis of inner layers of the beak may cause it to break, at which point the parrot will be unable to feed.

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  • Mr Parrot 11th December 2010

    I think we’re okay. We made it to the wedding and, more to the point, we fed very successfully. I think it’s just bird flu.

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