Our parrot just stopped talking.

by Kavitha

All of a sudden,our parrot has stopped talking or making any noice for the past 1 month.But it is seems to be very active except that when it tries to make any kind of noice, just air seems to be coming from its mouth.We found the parrot in our neighbourhood 2 years ago, cannot fly because of an injury in one of its wing and hence not caged.Its picture can be found at http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BzaBmrKETROplprwIHMOTA?authkey=Gv1sRgCJngp6-Wo9PKrwE&feat=directlink or http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LQdW2_qCcY2dUJie1lD9jA?authkey=Gv1sRgCJngp6-Wo9PKrwE&feat=directlink.

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Feb 01, 2010
Our parrot just stopped talking
by: Linda

Hello and thanks for writing. All "found" birds need to be immediately seen by an Avian Vet in your area because they are usually sick and may be harboring parasites both internal and external.

In this case, your bird is sick and MUST be taken to an Avian Vet as soon as you can get an appointment. Birds do not just stop making sounds unless they are sick. This will show up in his eating and playing shortly, and birds can die from untreated infections of this nature.

Do not take bird to a regular dog and cat vet unless you cannot find an Avian (bird) Vet. Regular dog and cat vets are not trained in how to care for our birds, and can sometimes do more harm than good. Of course, it will be better for your bird to be seen by a vet of some sort. Avian vets know how to treat birds as the birds have no fat deposits and hollow bones, so any overdoses of medications are immediately processed by the kidneys and liver which can hurt the birds.

Tracie has a link here to help in finding an Avian Vet, so hope you can find one to take your bird to soon as is possible.

Upper respiratory infections will go into pneumonia, and from there the bird will die, so do not delay taking your bird to Avian vet.


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