sick lorikeet...unable to find help
by Jeff Myers
About 4 days ago my rainbow lorikeet, Charlie became very quiet and would spend his days sleeping. When i awoke today,he was at the bottom of his cage laying on his side, shaking and unable to stand-up. I have called every vet within 50 kilometers and they are either closed, on holidays or don't do birds.
I have moved him to his outside cage where he can get some fresh air and have been feeding him by hand (which he seems to accept), I have also been giving him water and his agave/water juice, he seems to be drinking ok, but only when I put it in front of him and urge him to take it.
He does sit-up now occasionally and even climbed up on his pearch, but his one foot is clenched tight and he is still acting strange. His color is good, his eyes look normal and he has no visable abnormalities.
I realize that you only wish to answer non- emergancy questions however with no vet till Monday I am running out of options
Jeff and Charlie