please help my bird won't stop shivering
Indian Ring Neck Parrot
Y I feed him, tinkerbelle many veggies, fruit some katee seed and Pellets, laffebers premium parrot food. plus an egg mix a few times a week. I tried giving him his antibiotic mixed with yogurt, juice, oraganic baby applsauce, organic baby rice cereal, and 7 grain bread with a touch of peanut butter but he wouldn't go for it. I also give him grape pedialyte in his water to keep him well hydrated, which I read by a board certified avian vet that these things are good for a sick or stressed bird. my vet said that anything to get the med down is fine just so we got the med in him. and that all the foods I was giving were good for now, she did say I need to put him strictly on pellets but not at this time she did not want him stressed by changing his diet at this time. we are talking a small piece of donut we just soak it in the meds and he eats it no problem (of course I don't do it all the time) also i read on the internet that these things are good for a sick or stressed bird so that their weight, and fluids stay steady (excluding the donut of course). the small bit of donut with the antibiotic is the only way I can get him to take the med.
what would you suggest? I do have a avian vet, two actually because my vet was in the hospital I went to dr. Kamaka who is very nice and works well with my birds. I just don't know why he is shivering off and on it is now day 13 into his antibiotic and he still shivers tomarrow is his last day on meds. he doesn't shiver constantly and he isn't fluffed up or anything, just a bit off. I wish tracie that you could give me more ideas than just to get a vet, i did that who works specifically with exotc animals. She said he showed no signs of respiratory stress, or yeast problems, no mucous in eyes or nares no runny poo. what more can I do? I need advice from someone that maybe knows what this means or has had a bird do this before. Like I wrote previously I have him at 85-87 degrees heat lamp and heat pad under half his cage. my vet said we had to wait 5 days after the meds to test the poo so that I should wait and then bring him in when we could test and do everything all at once. before I get any mean comments about not taking animals to vets. In the last 10 years I have taken 2 cats, 3 hamsters and 3 birds back and forth to the vet I have three vets to handle all our furry and feathered friends needs and this year alone I am in debt with my credit card over 6,000$ trying to save my best friend, my kitty Isabelle from dying of liver cancer. just in case i get a comment about not taking care of my pets. I know most are like us just trying to do the best we can to keep our friends happy and healthy. I just need any advice about maybe something else could try I hesitate to ferry him to the vet too much because it is 45 min away and I am afraid the stress and temperature change would make him worse. I plan on calling the vet again tomarrow, so any advice on maybe what test to ask for or maybe other food he would like. the doc said his weight is great, no runny poo just the shivering, and it isn't like a quaker shiver he does do that too. thanks for any help in advance it is very appreciated.