I recently had a male cockatiel operated on for removal of a mass. When I took him back in 10 days for a recheck, the vet told me he had a prolapsed rectum and that she would repair it then with my consent. I agreed and I don't believe she put him under for this.
She put in a purse stitch and said he needed no medicine for this. I already was finishing him up on Baytril and a probiotic for the first surgery. Ever since this rectum fix he has been very sick and seems to be getting worse. He sleeps with his head in his feathers all puffed up and shivers. He tries to eat and drink with our encouragement and we have been able to get him to eat toast and white rice for he loves this. His cloaca is caked with droppings as though it seems he may not be able to pass them well but I do see some fall to the floor of the cage.
Is there a reason this is happening? Has he been so bad stressed and in pain that this may have started? Is there anything I can do? It is 7 days today since his surgery.They cannot get him in for a recheck until another week and a half. What can I do and how can I help him clean himmself off? Please help.