my parakeet is showing illness symptoms

by kanza

its resting with its head tucked under its wing,not eating,cloudy eyes, its sitting and the bottom of its cage and is not talking even what should i do

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Oct 08, 2009
Sick Bird
by: Linda

Yes, as Tracie said, make an appointment immediately and get your bird into an Avian Vet. These infections do not go away with birds. Once they are sick, they have to have medicine prescribed by an Avian Vet in order to recover.

If you wait too long, your bird will die. Birds cannot live for long without food and water, and a little parakeet's size means your situation has already become an emergency, so PLEASE DO NOT DELAY TAKING HIM TO VET.

In future, when your bird becomes so sick it stops eating, you are dealing with a life-threatening emergency situation. This is true for ANY parrot regardless of size. Unless you get them to an Avian Vet for diagnosis and treatment, your birds will die a slow, painful and totally preventable death.

Let us know what vet said, and they may encourage you to syringe feed your little bird until he is back on his feet and perch. You will need to have baby parrot hand-feeding formula, and Tracie carries it out here(vet may have some). Syringes can be given to you by your Avian vet. A 10cc size sryinge would do fine for your little bird. Get the formula and mix it according to directions and make sure it is heated as cold food does not digest in bird's crops.Test it on your wrists to see if it is too hot. Your bird also needs to be covered with a heating pad taped to one side of cage as sick birds need to be maintained at around 80-85 degrees. Covering cage will help bird's own bodyheat stay in. If you are gone all day, do not leave heating pad unattended as this can cause a fire. Cover cage leaving some open space near the bottom for air circulation and turn off the heating pad while you are away from home.


Oct 08, 2009
Take sick bird to the vet
by: Tracie

Please take your bird to an avian vet ASAP. Nobody can diagnose what is wrong over the Internet, it must be seen in person and possibly have tests run.

Until you can get to the vet, keep the bird in a warm draft-free area. Let us know how it goes.

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