My Hahan's Macaw Is Not Feeling Well What Can I Do!!

by Oma J
(Parkersburg, W.V.)

When I Got Up Today I Took The Birds Cover Off His Cage To Tell Him Good Morning.I Notice That He Was Coughing And Sneezing And Was Very Sleepy,So I Sat Down To Watch, I Notice He Is Not Eating.He Has Been Drinking Water With Me Holding It Up To Him,Now He Is vomiting.

I Called The Pet Store I Got Him From A Month Ago,They Gave Me Something To Put In His Water. The Closest Vet That Will Look At Him(bird)Is 3 Hour's And I Cant Get Around Very Well

What Should I Do For My Macaw,He's 6 Month's Old.I Put The Med's In His Water Like They Told Me To Do It's Still Coming Up,PLEASE HELP Me His My Best Friend,I Don't Know What To Do? For Him I Also Have Three Other Bird's And There O.k.,Im Clueless?

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Mar 24, 2011
Sick Hahn's Macaw
by: Tracie

I am so sorry your bird is sick. Unfortunately the only way to save this bird's life is to get it medical treatment right away. The over the counter medicine can be dangerous and kill him, because you don't even know what is wrong with him. Pet store employees are clueless and will sell you anything, sorry.

I would first call the manager of the pet store and ask if they have an avian vet that can look at your bird at their store, since they are the ones that sold you the bird, probably not a healthy bird. (Unless they gave you a certificate of good health from an avian vet, they probably don't even have their birds checked.)

The only other option is to make the drive to the avian vet. Check our Find an Avian Vet page first. If one is not listed in your area, then click on the link at the top of the page and do a search. There may be a vet closer that you don't know about yet.

I hope all this works out. Oh, also most avian vets will take payments if you ask about it, in case you can't afford the visit.

Let us know how it all turns out.

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