Rainbow lorikeet acting strangely

by Dennis
(Gin Gin Qld)

we have a rainbow lorikeet that has always played with us and is very affectionate and for the last week he won't come out of his cage and if we put our hand in he flaps his wings and runs away from us.Still eating and droppings are the same worried he might have something biting him.Have sprayed his cage and him Any ideas

Framey




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Dec 31, 2010
Rainbow lorikeet acting strangely
by: Linda

Yes, as Tracie so nicely put it, please take your bird to a licensed and trained Avian Vet for any physical issues. Why, you may ask, do they sell stuff in pet stores that can kill our pets? They sell this poison because people buy it. As long as people buy it, they will keep stocking it, and good people like you and Tracie will lose pets because of it.

Give no over the counter meds of any kind whether supposedly made for infection or for parasites. Your bird's parasites, if she has them, will need to be named and a safe treatment plan laid out by your Avian Vet. I realize going to the vet costs more than some over the counter wonder drug, and still, you may actually have a living bird at the end of the Avian Vet road. Most of them will work with people on payment plans for larger bills. Just don't miss a payment, and you will then have established a most valuable line of credit. We were still paying on one of our dog's bills a year after he died from a debilitating cancer. We paid it off though and so are in good standing with them. Unfortunately, they do not treat birds, just dogs and cats and such.

So, take your little friend to a Bird Doctor so she can get well and be happy again. We are always glad to hear from you, and are always here to support you when you need it.

Linda

Dec 31, 2010
Lorikeet running from you
by: Tracie

I would take the bird to an avian vet if you think something is biting it. Over the counter sprays are often toxic, even if they say they are safe for animals. (We killed our first cat with an over the counter flea treatment "made for cats")

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