health - sluggish and puking

by shawn
(sea. wa)

my quaker parrot is acting sluggish and puking a little is there something i can do at home

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Mar 03, 2013
From my experience!
by: Tam

Although this wont help you, it may help someone else reading this site for info. I recently bought a Princess Parrot from a pet shop that did not worm their birds adequately & could not sell me an appropriate wormer. The bird did have worms & first sign was vomiting, fluffed up feathers, then bloody diarrhoea. Until you can get the wormer (we live in the country) try to replace the fluids by syringed water, keep temperature up & leave in covered cage in quiet area to reduce stress. Given I live 2hrs drive from an avian vet I suggest a regular vet can administer treatment if they are keen enough to contact the Avian vet. My local vet was able to give fluids under the skin & administer the emergency wormer & give me ongoing advice. The other thing I did was to put white paper in the cage floor to keep a record of how much fluid was being lost & in turn this actually helped with specific & timely diagnoses.

Feb 06, 2013
health - sluggish and puking
by: Linda

I agree 100% with the previous writer. Your bird is sick, and will die without being diagnosed and treated by an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area. Do not take any bird to a dog and cat vet because they are not licensed or trained in the care of birds. Birds have special needs when it comes to meds because they have no fat which means overdoses of meds go directly to the liver to be processed sometimes causing death or serious liver and possibly kidney damage. Avian Vets know how much med to give for body weight of the bird and dog and cat vets do not resulting in a lot of dead birds.

Please understand that you cannot safely give any over the counter meds, remedies or herbs because unless you are an avian vet with a sophisticated lab, you are not going to know what is wrong with bird. Until bird has been diagnosed, there is no way to treat them. This also applies to the deadly meds found in pet stores everywhere. Never give meds from pet stores because they are harsh, and dosages are not correct plus until you know what kind of infection a bird has, there is no way to treat it with any accuracy.

When we have birds, we also have to have an Avian Vet on speed-dial because the avian vet is a big part of having birds in the first place.

Thanks for writing, and hopefully you've not waited too long to get your bird the medical services it needs to live.

Linda
Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird.

Feb 05, 2013
Sluggish and puking
by: Anonymous

You didn't give enough information about your problem. How old is the bird? How long has it been sluggish and throwing up? Did you introduce a new food? My Quaker acted sluggish after she ate a bit of raw green pepper but was better within a day. Or perhaps your bird got into something toxic, whether ingested or in the air?
Either way, your bird requires a visit to an avian vet. While all birds regurgitate some food and seeds, if your bird is vomiting, not eating and acting sluggish it requires medical attention from the proper source. Please do not try any home remedies as anything you might do to help might make things worse.

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