Agapornis roseicollis paralyzed after antibiotic
by Federica Orsatti
Some days ago I went to the vet because my parrot was always asleep. He gave him some generic antibiotic by injection while waiting for the analysis result and told me to continue with the antibiotic for 5 days. When I came home, my parrot was very sick, trembling and not having a proper balance.
In the evening he felt better and in the morning too, but just some minutes after we gave him the antibiotic he felt again very sick and his feet were paralyzed. I called the vet and he told me that it was probably due to the disease, but I read that some other people noticed the same problem after giving the parrot a generic antibiotic. One girl told her parrot could use his feet again after some weeks.
Even if the vet suggested me to continue the treatment, I stopped it. After that, my parrot is a bit better, but often asleep and he can't move his feet properly. He keeps on stretching them with the beak. He eats and he would like to fly, but it's difficult for him to hold on with his feet.
I would like to know if generic antibiotic can cause such kind of side effects or if it's probably due to the disease.
I still don't have the analysis result (hopefully today), so I don't know yet what kind of infection it has.
Editor's note: For those that don't know, this is a Rosy-faced Lovebird.