parekeet broken leg and wing.

by s
(santa rosa)

my parakeet broke her leg and wing about five years ago when she was attacked by a wiener dog. she was nursed back to health and lived happily until now they seems to bother her she is always stretching the leg and wing and seems to be shivery even though its warm enough...is there anything i can do to make her more comfortable? also she is maybe almost eight years old. She had a buddy up until a couple months ago when he flew away. im wondering if i should get her a new friend or would that be to much stress for her. i thought about adopting a canary from the pound and keeping their cages next to each other.

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Nov 19, 2009
new idea.
by: s

i think i will video tape her and show it to my vet at wiener dogs apt next week.

Nov 19, 2009
parakeet dosent wanna go to vet.
by: s

shes impossiuble to handle with out reinjuring. her cage is very large and has to be moved by two men to a truck. i have put a smaller cage with food in with her in hopes she will find her way in, but she afraid of it. IS THERE ANYTHING TO HELP HER IN THE MEAN TIME??? also i am paying a 8000$ vet bill for the same wiener dog who had a prolapsed disk five months ago. and I have a six month old baby with colic... so NOT MUCH MONEY.

Nov 10, 2009
Parakeet with trembling and stretching
by: The Vet

The trembling and stretching may or may not be related to her old injury. I recommend a complete check up by you avian veterinarian to see if there are other problems, too.

Birds do need other birds as companions. Even a canary in another cage is good company. However, introducing an other budgie into the same cage may not work out. That is not something I recommend unless you take specific precautions and monitor them very closely. If you want to do this, please let me know and I will send some instructions and recommendations for introducing another bird.

Dr B

Nov 09, 2009
parekeet broken leg and wing.
by: Linda

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN AVIAN VET IN YOUR AREA AND HAVE THIS BIRD EXAMINED. THERE COULD BE AN INFECTION OR EVEN PARASITES AT WORK HERE, SO DON'T DELAY TAKING HER TO AN AVIAN VET IN YOUR DRIVING AREA.

As for another bird, wait until you have a clean bill of health on this one, or you will have to take new bird in to be treated as well. It's always recommended to take new birds into an Avian vet within the first week we have them because moving is stressful, and they are more apt to contract bacterial infections. So plan on taking new bird into Avian Vet as well to make sure it is not sick as it will infect your other bird.

So, your bird needs the services of a trained, licensed Avian Vet to make sure she does not have an infection in the wing or leg or anywhere else.

DO NOT GIVE HER ANY MEDICATIONS THAT ARE OVER THE COUNTER OR THAT SOMEONE RECOMMENDS TO YOU. ONLY AVIAN VETS CAN DIAGNOSE AND TREAT BIRDS, AND YOU ARE RISKING HER LIFE IF YOU LISTEN TO SOMEONE'S SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT DO.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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