Advice for my bird's situation

My bird has been making squeaking noises while breathing for the past day or two. He also doesn't seem to fly around or chirp has much anymore. But today, day three, when i woke up, I saw that he was breathing normally again and he seemed to be happier and he seemed to be moving around much more than just sitting in one spot. My question is that should i still get it some medicine from the pet store or vet or should i just leave it ?

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Dec 27, 2011
Advice for my bird's situation
by: Linda

It sounds like your bird is sick, and never, ever use anything from the pet store as these meds can and do kill birds everyday. Your bird has to be examined by an Avian Vet only to be diagnosed and treated for an infection or any other physical problem. The pet stores sell all manner of poison, and it is definately a "Buyer Beware" situation. They sell them because unknowing people buy them. No infection can be treated until it has been properly diagnosed, and giving these dangerous products pet stores carry makes the problem harder to diagnose when you have to go ahead and take bird to Avian Vet.

It is very important to also look at anything in the environment your bird could be having allergic reaction to. Namely any kind of room deoderizer whether it is spray, candles or release kind plugged into socket. All these are toxic for birds. Scented candles are also poison. The only kind of candles you can use are the 100% organic bee's wax kind with no scent other than the very mild scent of bee's wax. Household cleaning products can poison and kill birds. These are bleach, ammonia, pine cleaners basically any cleaner that is not natural and has fumes. There is a bird safe cleaner here called Focus, and it is very good to use all over your home. It kills as many microbes as does bleach and has no dangerous fumes for you or your children or pets.

I am pretty sure your bird has an infection, and he will not get over it. It may be at the beginning stages right now, and these infections do kill birds if left untreated. They do not "get over" infections like humans do.

So, Find an Avian Vet and have your bird checked for infections.

Thanks for writing,

Dec 27, 2011
Adive for bird's situation
by: Anonymous

A bird will never tell you when he is sick, as it is in the wild a sign of weakness, and "easy pray". Even tho' your bird is in your home, those instincts are hard wired into your bird's brain.

If you're bird isn't acting normal for any reason, you should always take it to the vet immediately. A pet shop won't know what to do, or have the proper meds. The people who normally work there are average people, with very limited knowlege of exotic animals. I would never take the advice of a petshop clerk, as it could end up being more harm then good.

Only an avian vet in your area can properly diagnose your bird. If your bird's breathing is labored, and making whistling noises, Getting him to the vet fast as possible is key. As they won't show illness until they are a few hrs away from death. Even if your bird seems to be feeling a wee bit better, it's best not to risk waiting. The problem may still exsist.

Don't let your bird suffer. Find a vet right away.

Dec 27, 2011
bird situation
by: diamondtia

I would still take your bird to an avian vet for a check up. It may have an upper respiratory infection and causing it to have problems breathing.

It could be sick, but not showing it, as birds can hide a sickness until it's almost too late and in some cases, too late.

Be sure to take it to a vet that specializes in birds, not just a regular dog or cat vet.

Good luck.

Dec 27, 2011
Advice for my birds situation
by: Karen

Because my baby died ,if my bird was behaving different or 2 days I would go to a vet,my vet was terrible for an avian vet and my baby died. But at least I know I did everything in my power to save him.

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