The caiques are on antibiotics for 10 days, aftermath of their fight on Monday. They've had 2 doses, with 8 to go.
Luckily, they both love the taste of their medicine, but it can still be a challenge to get it in them!
I've been making sure that I get home a few minutes before Thomas so that I can give Calypso his medication. He just perches on one hand and drinks it out of the syringe. If Thomas is home, he's not as amenable and winds up needing to be toweled.
Thomas tried doing the same thing with Beeps last night. Unfortunately, his caique-ness reared its ugly head. When either of our caiques get too excited, over something good or bad, they do what we call the caique freakout and appear to lose any sense of reason. Beeps really loves the taste of his medication, so after a few drops, he did the freakout and bit Thomas on his hand.
Beeps doesn't like to be toweled, so Thomas came up with a different way to restrain him while giving him his medication:We can't wait until they're done with their medication!