Been to vets, appears to be breathing problem... Advice for medication??

by Korey
(UK)

Hello i have previously wrote to you about my cockatiel who i thought was egg bound but is not. Thank you, I have taken her to my vets and they say she has raspy lungs so they gave her an injection and some anti biotics to give by a syringe my only problem now is giving her the medication - I tried the syringe but she doesn't take to it very well and I have to give her it twice a day, do you have any suggestions as to how I can give her the medicine without using the syringe and that would be the most effective?

i also tried to put it onto millet but she starts choking like she cannot stand the taste of it! its just making her look worse not better even though she has actually improved since having the injection. Thank you so much for your time and help, I couldn't appreciate it more! Fingers crossed my cockatiel gets the full recovery she needs!

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Dec 28, 2011
Re: Been to vets, appears to be breathing problem... Advice for medication??
by: Anonymous

We had the very same problem with our female cockatiel having to do with breathing. We took her to an avian vet and they gave us the instructions on how to give our cockatiel oral meds for a bacterial infection she had. Do you wrap your cockatiel in a wash cloth like a burrito with only its head exposed? That's how I was taught to give the meds to my cockatiel and it worked very well. Our cockatiel died eight months, anyway, after she was diagnosed. I guess the bacteria wreaked havoc with her respiratory system and heart, as she died of a heart attack. It'd be better if you look for a qualified avian vet, so that s/he can show you how to administer the medication.

Dec 04, 2011
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by: Anonymous

For the full recovery she needs please take her to an avian vet. If you don't you will risk losing her.

Dec 04, 2011
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by: Tracie

Since Dr B is not answering questions right now, and I am not an avian vet, I suggest you call your vet right away and let him/her know the difficulties you are experiencing.

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