I rescued a parrotlet and I think it has fatty liver disease.

by karen
(michigan)

Its top beak is over grown and came from a home I think that did not maintain proper diet. I don't have monies to take to vet and run test just want to try to fix it myself and hope for best any suggestions?

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May 26, 2011
I rescued a parrotlet and I think it has fatty liver disease.
by: Linda

Unless you are a licensed and trained Avian Vet, you have no idea what is wrong with this bird except for severe neglect. Sometimes beaks have to be trimmed even if birds are healthy. Both my Amazon's have their beaks trimmed a few times a year. The hen's grows faster than the male's which could indicate that she had fatty liver disease but not necessarily. Unless fatty liver diesease has turned into cirrosis of the liver, the liver can heal itself by getting bird on a highly nutritious diet like Harrison's organic pellets which are found here. Get the size grind for your size bird. Do not make any changes until this bird has been examined and treated by an avian vet because sick, neglected birds are under a lot of stress, and we cannot add to that until they are strong enough.

There is probably a lot wrong with this bird, and the people who let him get into this condition need to be prosecuted for animal cruelty with the appropriate fines and jail time. No one has a right to do this to an animal, bird or a child, and it makes me see the red of rage!

You have to take this little bird to an Avian Vet where the proper tests will be run to see if there is fatty liver disease or something worse. The overgrown beak will keep him from being able to eat, so vet will have to trim this back in increments. DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF because trimming beaks is tricky and can result in birds bleeding out from their beak. Avian Vet can give you all the information you need to treat your bird. Do not use any over the counter meds even from pet stores, and do not use any home remedies. The bird has to be examined and treated by an avian vet or it will simply die.

I just cannot understand someone getting a pet or having a baby when they do not intend to provide necessary medical services. It is beyond me. Find this bird another home and quickly if you can not get the help it needs, because it is going to die.

Linda

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