Hi. I have a 9-month GCC, and around 6months old he started to get red rimmed eye lids. I took him to the vet when one eye in particular began to look watery and sometimes close when sore. He was also becoming less pecky, his beak became flaky and weak, quiet and eat a lot more.
I was advised for him to be anaesthetised for an X-ray and blood test. The results were alarming. Small lungs, massive organs, really high WBC. They had given him an injection of long acting antibiotic (Doxycycline) and it really helped in the first few days. Without testing him for it, they treated him for the full course of 6 weekly injections for psittacosis. His treatment for this finished 5weeks ago.
Over the last few weeks, he has since developed the red rimmed eyes again, they are not as watery, and he is back to his usual self, talking loads more, playing endlessly, flying a bit more although prefers still to be a velcroe bird. But when he does fly, he sounds a bit clicky at times, and although he isn't tail bobbing, his work of breathing does appear to be slightly more exaggerated, looks more puffed out after flying, than a few weeks ago.
His eyes are also fine in the morning and become more sore and red as the day goes on. This is the same as the last time it was there.
He also began a very early adult moult due to his health problems at 6months old, but is still continuing on now from fluff to now primary feathers with occasional smaller feathers. Obviously they are coming through as blood feathers and are pin feathers. They are in good condition, and his feathers look healthy as he looks after them we'll, preening all the time. He drinks a ridiculous amount of water, and has always drank that amount since having him from 6 weeks old.
Do I take him back to be anaesthetised but put him at high risk and further long term damage from being anaesthetised?
Is this something that is probably due to permanent lung damage?
Could his eyes maybe more of an allergy as aposed to conjunctivitis as it did sort of clear after a very long time on the antibiotic eyed drops last time, and if it is probably conjunctivitis, could he have this respiratory problem back again as last time they said the conjunctivitis was secondary to the psittacosis.
I want what is best for my GCC as he has been through so much at such a young age, and do not want to put him through so much hurt... Any advise will be fantastic... :/
Thanks in advanced,