02-13-2016, 08:42 PM
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Bitsy's new diagnosis!
My vet student friend Abby came over to meet the Bit today and we learned a few interesting things!
The Bitís ear canals are malformed! I knew they looked off, but I wasnít sure how off they were. Itís almost like they donít L, they just \ straight down into her little noggin. Weíre going to see if thereís a vet that would be interested in examining them further so we can figure out what specifically is so off.
Secondly, the Bit likely has no vision at all. I had thought she may had have some vision but after her being unable to find her flashy light-up ball in the dark I wondered if maybe she was compensating really well. Neither of the Bitís pupils react to light at all, and it looks like what we had thought was movement tracking is actually nystagmus, which makes it even less likely that she has vision.
I am blown away that the Bitsle Bird is able to compensate well enough with just her senses of smell and touch to fool us all into thinking she can see! What an amazing little critter!