New cockatiel not eating, gasping, puffed up
I have just adopted a normal male cockatiel from a previous owner who was not giving him much attention. We have had him for two weeks now, he seemed in pretty good spirits despite going through a molt and being a little light on plumage under his wings.
We have been supplementing the seed the original owner had gave us with apples, pumpkin seeds, green leaf lettuce, oranges, 100% wholewheat bread, wholewheat rice krispies (they are new :)...
We have also been using a mist bottle in the afternoon for daily showers.
The past two days we have noticed he has been very quiet, not eating, some gasps... we have taken him out of his cage quite often which is something he has not had in atleast 4 years but seemed quite happy to be out, last two days he hasn't been coming out although we leave the door open for him. We took him to the pet store for wing clipping yesterday and she was concerned about the plumage and that he was a little light weight and suggested iodine supplements which I have put in his water.
Any other suggestions, I am a student and want to provide a good home for him but unable to afford veterinary care.
Thank you so much for helping Gypsy, we only want the best for him.