cough and colds of my chattering lory

hi there! i have my 7 months chattering lory. several months ago, i observed that she has a cough and colds. i think she has difficulty in breathing.. please help my lori.. she cant sleep well at night because of her cough.. whats the best medicine for her.. thanks a lot.. more power to you!

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Aug 22, 2009
Sick Bird
by: Linda

Firstly, once birds get sick with an upper respiratory infection, THEY DO NOT GET WELL WITHOUT AN AVIAN VET'S HELP. The vet has to do a test or two to see what type of bacteria is causing infection and then prescribe the correct medicine for that specific infection.

As Tracie said, DO NOT EVER USE OVER THE COUNTER MEDS ON YOUR BIRD AS THESE CAN MAKE MATTERS MUCH WORSE AND/OR LEAD TO DEATH. Only an Avian vet can prescribe medicines for birds.

The longer you wait to take your bird in, the longer it will take to get her well. Birds continue to decline when ill and will die if left untreated. I can't stress the importance of this enough. Get your bird to an Avian vet immediately. If your bird stops eating, and it will, then you will have to handfeed it baby parrot handfeeding formula with a syringe several times a day until bird is better. This could happen AFTER you take it to vet since you have waited so long. When your bird is sick, it is different from when you are sick. You may get better from a cold or the flu, and your bird will die without treatment.

Hope this helps, and let us know what vet said and did.

Linda

Aug 22, 2009
Sick Lorikeet
by: Tracie

I am sorry your bird is sick. Dr B can not tell you what medicine is best because he can not examine your bird and run any tests.

Dr B cautions people NOT to give their birds any over the counter medications, because they sometimes kill birds and also you will be letting the real problem continue to get worse by not treating what is wrong.

Please take your bird to an avian vet soon.

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