my green cheek parrot isnt acting right?

by cathy wood
(marion AR)

2 nights a go my parrot which is 6months old flew off its cage and are cat tryed to get it. we stoped the cat from killing it.. i washed batty which is my birds name in the sink with water to see if it was hurt no blood and it seemed fine.. the next day batty isnt acting right and is very friendly and isnt biteing anyone for once but im missing my biteing batty..:( all it wants to do is sleep it has been sleeping all day and is falling a sleep while its eating.. do you think its just in shock or is it dieing? please help! thanks

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Jun 08, 2012
my green cheek parrot isnt acting right?
by: Linda

As Tracie said, you need to get your bird to an Avian Vet like yesterday. When you first saw a difference in behavior, this was a signal that bird was not right.

Even a little scratch from a cat is deadly, and your bird will die if not treated quickly. The longer you wait, the more you ensure your bird's death.

Any people reading this who also have cats need to understand how deadly a cat attack can be. Without immediate avian vet care, birds will die from being poisoned by cats saliva and/or bacteria in their claws.

I hope you have taken your bird to avian vet already for an exam because you will be looking at a dead bird shortly if he was scratched which may not have even drawn blood. It's just the opening of the skin with a cat's claw that does it.

If your bird lives or you get another one, keep cats completely away from bird when it is out of cage. This means either putting them outside or locked securely in another room with their food, water and litterbox. Anything short of this is a death sentence for your bird either now or later.


Jun 08, 2012
Conure attacked by bird not acting right
by: Tracie

You need to have your bird examined by an avian vet right away. Only an in person visit and exam will help your bird. Do NOT take your bird to a dog/cat vet, they often accidentally kill birds due to a lack of training and experience.

Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird today, if at all possible. Birds have hollow bones, and your bird may have a fracture. The bacteria in your cat's saliva is deadly to birds, so even if the bird didn't bleed, it may have been bit.

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