My Indian Ringneck TInkerbelle SHivers.. Please help
I took my bird Tinkerbelle to the vet on 4-25 because he was shivering he does quake like a quaker but this was different. she put him on sntibiotics which he has taken well as long as it is in a little bit of donut. today is his last day he is still shivering and the vet said that we have to wait five days after the antibiotic to test his poo.
I keep him at about 85- 87 degrees in my room. i kept his toys with him because I did not want to stress him out. if I lower the temp he shivers more. as long as I keep it warm he only shivers sometimes. sneezes about 4 times a day but that is normal right I think it is just dust from the pollen? the vet said she could not see any signs of respiratory problems she said that this time of year (spring) that birds get hormonal and it can weaken them and make them ill.
I have had tinkerbelle 3 years and he is a major part of our family we all love him dearly. He yes Tinkerbelle is a he we disovered this year when he developed a ring around his neck lol..eats ok and drinks fine just not as spunky as usual. am using pediatlyte and a few drops of aloe in his water for detox.
please can anyone help maybe tell me what else I can do or what this might be. i hate seeing him like this, I had to use our bathroom 250 watt heat bulb about 2 feet from his cage, I bought a nocturnal reptile one but it was only 100 watt and he just would not stop shivering with it so after 30 min I went back to the other one. I also have a heat ing pad uder his cage, to me this seems so hot but the vet assures me that it helps him regulate his temp and that his normal temp is 108 .he does seem happier with the heat but at night he cant't sleep well he likes it totally dark and I can only cover half his cage because otherwise he shivers cause he can't see me and he needs the heat.. he is still active but not as much, talks some but not as much, you know we can just tell something is wrong and we are worried that he might get worse..
Does it just take longer for birds to get better or something.. I just don't want to wait if their is something else i can do.. also give him baby rice cereal and applesause millet spray, yogurt any other ideas would be really appreciated thanks... Danica