My African grey parrot is sick. and his buddy a citron cockatoo is being ver agressive

by Heaven-Lee Moore
(Saskatchewan,Canada)

I dont know if it is an emergencey, but my african grey who is 6 months old started to sneeze 3 days ago and lost his apetite yesturday and is now very weak,, he has no energy to do anything but he sits and walks on the cage following his friend a citron cockatoo but he isnt as fast or as spunky as he usually is what should I do?

thank you I am so worried about him.

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Apr 21, 2013
my parrot vomit
by: toni

hello ,please dear my african grey parrot is vomit and my mum give him citron is it because of that and is it danger?

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Jan 11, 2010
My African grey parrot is sick. and his buddy a citron cockatoo is being ver agressive
by: Linda

Yes, you need to get BOTH of the birds to the Avian Vet because what the Grey has may very well be contageous. With both bacterial and viral infections any close mates will also be incubating the same kind of thing, so do not delay.

One word of warning, if the Grey stops eating entirely, he will have to be handfed baby parrot formula with a syringe several times a day until the medicines vet gives him start working. It usually takes antibiotics 24-48 hours to kick in, so DO NOT DELAY TAKING YOUR BIRDS TO THE AVIAN VET.

If the birds play together, your Too will also need medicine before he stops eating as well.

Have Avian vet examine both birds for infection and give you a prescription for meds for whatever it is. You can find the handfeeding formula out here and in most finer pet stores. Call around in case you have to do this. I had to do this with a very sick Amazon years ago, and she would have died if not for handfeeding about 4 times a day. She was also taking meds and still would not eat on her own. The birds take the formula readily, and have your vet show you how to feed with the syringe to keep from aspirating your bird.

Please do not delay going to an Avian Vet and make sure it is an Avian Vet because regular dog and cat vets are not licensed to diagnose or treat birds and will make matters worse.

Hope all turns out well for all of you,
Linda

Jan 11, 2010
Take sick bird to the avian vet
by: Tracie

Yes, you need to get your bird to an avian vet asap. Dr. B can not help because he can not examine your bird or prescribe a treatment. Please take your bird to see an avian vet today.

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