Does my Indian Ringneck have a sore throat?

by vanessa
(california)

I have a Indian Ring neck she is about 8 or 9 years old. her voice is raspy, she doesn't whistle anymore, all she does is be at the bottom of her cage and sleep all fluffed up. I went to the vet but all they want to do is blood work and run her through a lot of tests and I just recently lost my job and I cant afford this one test is 700 dollars. she loves getting out of her cage and riding around with me, she will be ok for a bit but then she will go back to sleep or be fluffed. she doesn't have anything in her pouch of food, but she will eat some and will drink her water or pedialyte. she has lost weight I feel her lighter. what do you recommend? what can I give her meanwhile I get some money to take her to the vet?

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Aug 10, 2013
sick bird
by: Alex

Your bird is very unwell. Your bird will only deteriorate without proper tests and treatment.

Birds do not have every good immune systems and illnesses can quickly kill birds within weeks.

Some birds have been so ill, they have died within a week.

Your bird needs the tests. I lost my job and my budgie became seriously ill, but I did what I had to to try and save her, She cost me a lot, and sadly, she became so ill, she was beyond help an vets could do no more.

The vets tried to save her for 7 months before she was on palliative painkillers, before I had to make the very tough decision to end her suffering.

Could any friends or family loan you some money, plus some avian vets will make payment plans.

I do not want someone else to go through the pain of losing their bird. Trust me, it really hurts.

Aug 09, 2013
IRN is sick
by: Tracie

This is not a "sore throat" but an illness.

You don't have time to wait for more money. Find another avian vet that will only run necessary tests and will take payment arrangements. Your bird may die or get so sick nobody can help and you will waste your money on the tests.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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