by sharon p
(allen,ohio usa)

my cockatoo feet look like they r drawn under cant clime up cage, still eats great and drinks as looking on internet like he has heavy metal poising ,no vet around me who takes care of birds if it is heavy metal what can i do to fix him.pls help.

i have had him 4 yrs and not sure if his cage may have lead or something dont know where the people b4 me got the cage but do know cage is about 10 or 11 yrs old.he has been like this for about 2 months all most like a stroke in us. thanks sharon

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May 14, 2013
adopted from a disabled family member
by: Anonymous

had to take cocatoo out of Mom's house, she could no longer look after it and it had suffered trauma and abuse from a mean aunt with Alzheimers.
Cuca is adapting, has calmed down and not too noisy anymore. But she refuses to eat fruits and vegetables, dried or fresh. She will nibble a little on an apple but I am afraid of leaving any fresh fruits or veggies while I am at work as I am afraid of spoilage, and bacteria.. I was giving her vitamins in her water, but I notice she will drink more if I don't. She is also deathly afraid of water being sprayed or squirted at her.

Oct 19, 2012
Cockatoo possible metal poisoning
by: Tracie

You really must find an avian vet right away. Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to look for one that you can at least talk to on the phone.

Dr B can not help without seeing your bird in person and running tests. Medication can only prescribed in person.

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