Charlie, a very kind and sweet African Grey, came to the Baiata Bird Sanctuary in November 2016.
We know that he was imported and suffered nasal issues early in life. Charlie immediately loved his surroundings, which includes a screened gazebo for day time play and a comfortable birdhouse, heated and air-conditioned, for the evenings/nights.
Charlie also fell in love with our female African Grey. While they do not "sleep together" in the same cage, they love each other and their cages are side by side. Charlie loves music and people.
Just before Hurricane Irma hit Florida, Charlie had 12 grand mal seizures and then was better until Sunday, September 24th, when he started seizing again.
After consultation with an avian vet in Deland, we took him to the small animal emergency room at the University of Florida, where he was admitted to the hospital and stayed two nights.
Charlie had a number of tests to determine the cause of the seizures. These tests included a blood chemistry profile, physical exams, and a CAT scan under anesthesia.
The CAT scan revealed a fungal infection that has spread from the nasal passages to the brain. A fungal ball was removed from Charlie’s nasal area and Charlie was started on two anti-fungal medicines, plus one medicine to control his seizures. One of these medicines is expensive. He will be taking these for many months, in hopes of curing his fungus.
Dr. Tappan administers medications twice a day and has Charlie in her home.
Charlie continues to be followed by the UF Veterinarian and is doing well.
Below are some simple and easy ways you can support Charlie.
Make Donations via the eBay for Charity Program
Through eBay, you can support causes that matter to your most. We hope that you will support Charlie and the other birds in the sanctuary when you buy or sell on eBay.
Our Charity ID is: 2247091 eBay Charity page for Charlie
Make Donations via the Amazon Smiles Program
Remember, if you want Amazon to donate to Palm Coast Bird Sanctuary, you need to start each shopping session at the URL http://smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. It is easiest if you bookmark so every time you shop we get the 0.5%.