Lethargic female cockatiel

by Heather
(UK)

Our one year old female cockatiel seems as though she is very tired all the time and is not eating like she used to. She seems very miserable and her breathing is heavy. A few times a day she will go down to the bottom of her cage for 5 minutes or so but does not seem to be straining as if she wanted to lay an egg. What can this be and is there anything we can do to help?

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May 12, 2018
vets and cockatiels
by: chris

hi not wanting to give the wrong impression but i have a dozen or so cockatiels and have lost a few over the years and in all the numerous times i have taken a bird to the vets they have charged me hefty fees and never had one success with any bird i took all died because they did not understand birds well enough

Jan 03, 2010
sick
by: Anonymous

Please take her to a vet. These are signs of of illness. Birds hide their illness until they are seriously sick.

Jan 02, 2010
Lethargic female cockatiel
by: Linda

Heather YOUR BIRD IS ILL AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN TO AN AVIAN VET IN YOUR AREA. Your bird is very sick, and she will NOT get better until her infection is diagnosed and treated by an Avian Vet. Be sure to take her to an Avian (Bird) vet because dog and cat vets are not licensed to diagnose and/or treat birds as they have not put in all the extra time in learning all the unique physical traits birds have.

Please do not delay getting your bird help because she will die if left in her present state. Once they stop eating, this means it has become an EMERGENCY SITUATION WHERE YOUR BIRD'S DEATH WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY.

Thanks for writing and keep us posted on what vet said about your little bird.

Linda

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