fatty liver disease long beak

by felecia
(hagerstown, md)

I just got a 17 year old green quaker that has always been fed regular parrot mix (seeds, fruit, peppers). He has a really long beak, but his claws are kinda long too. im not sure if he has fatty liver disease, and of course you cant tell me that over the internet. Im going on friday to get him low fat pellets, sand perch, beak grinder, and other things for him.

Should I just get those and start his new diet and see if that helps? i plan on trying to transition him to pellets and give him lots of veggies and some fruit. Am i on the right track here, or do i need to hurry up and get him to a vet. The lady i got him from said hes been to the vet recently, but i doubt it, because im sure any vet would mention the beak. im hoping he'll trim himself up if i get him the stone and sandperch, or mabe its wishful thinking

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Jun 15, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thanks, i was just going to get him a sandperch today, thats good to know :)

Jun 15, 2011
Bird with long beak
by: The Avian Vet

The first thing you need to do is see your avian veterinarian. Certainly fatty liver disease is a possibility, but there are other health issues to be concerned about, such as multiple nutritional problems and pancreatitis.

You need to have blood work and x-rays done and follow up to see if there is improvement. Without these tests you will not know his true health status.

In addition to seeing your veterinarian, you should work to switch him to pellets. Switching Birds to Pellets article They do not necessarily need to be low, for example, the best you will be able to feed is Harrison's pellets and add sunshine factor (red palm oil with omega fatty acids). Pellets should be 80% of the diet, treats no more than 20%. Treats are any food that is not a pellet.

The beak is going to need to be trimmed. He will not be able to do this on his own if it is overgrown. He nails will also nee to be trimmed. You should get him a pedicure perch but not the sand type. The best one and the only one I recommend is the Polly?s Pet Products original Pastel perch. Polly's Pastel Pedicure Perch These are the perfect shape and texture. The sandy perches can be abrasive if they spend much time on them. The pedicure perch should be the highest perch in the cage so he will sleep on it.

Dr B

Jun 13, 2011
by: Anonymous

This will help but you should get you r parrot a check up just to be safe. :)

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