Lovebird liver problems

by Karen

My lovebird was diagnosed a little less than a month ago with having liver problems, my avian vet took some liquid from my bird's belly (cause it was enlarged) and gave me medicine to give her for a week and according to the vet my lovebird was doing much better and told me to change her diet and add some fruits or pellets.

Problem is my lovebird is about 8 years old and has never liked fruits and refuses to eat the pellets. I don't know what to do to get her to try them! and I'm starting to see that her belly has grown again. Her next appointment is in 2 more months. Should I take her to the vet sooner? or is this just going to continue to happen even if he drains her again cause there simply just isn't a cure for this?

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Jun 12, 2010
Parrot liver problems
by: The Avian Vet

You should take her in soon. Unfortunately there is not cure for some liver diseases, but others can be managed. You need a diagnosis of what the live ailment is before a treatment can be recommended. Diet change to a good pellet, like Harrison's, is recommended, and addition of omega fatty acids to the diet, but specific liver treatments are based on a correct diagnosis of the problem.

Dr B

Jun 10, 2010
Coverting bird to pellets
by: Tracie

Dr B will respond eventually, but in the mean time have you read the Switching Birds to Pellets article on our Parrot Training page?

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