HELP! My sun Conure was attacked by my dog...VERY worried.
by Linda Carlone
(New York, Long Island)
My Sun conure was VERY Briefly grabbed by my Yorkie. It was my fault because I had forgotten he was out of the cage, and when I opened the door to his room the Yorkie rushed in and grabbed him. It was only a second because I grabbed the Yorkie and she dropped him. He's only 11 months old and I am very worried for him. I immediately took him to an emergency vet who deals with birds, but they only gave him a shot of Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory, due to labored breathing and limping. They don't see any broken leg or wings, but they are not Aviary specialists. There is only 1 in my area and I am frantically trying to reach him. I did not agree to X-rays or bloodwork because they said they need to anesthesize him and he may not survive the anesthesia which they say is "common". Does anyone know what his chances are? I need some assurances or suggestions. He's just laying at the bottom of his cage breathing heavy and making a clicking sound. He falls when he tries to climb. His left foot seems weak (they said it might be sprained). Very worried. I have been able to give him water with an eye dropper, but he won't eat.
Please any advise would be helpful.