sick parakeet

by maria
(hackensack nj usa)

my parakeet is sleeping alot-sitting in bottom of cage-has ruffle feathers-doesnt make alot of noise and his poo is light green.hes been like this for about 2 weeks.he got like this then seeme to get better now hes back again. we got him in 1999.

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Aug 07, 2009
Sick parakeet at bottom of cage
by: Tracie

I am sorry for you and your parakeet, but Dr. B can not help because he can not examine your bird and run any tests. You need to take your bird to an avian vet for an examination so that the proper treatment can be administered.

Usually when a bird shows sickness, it is very sick because they hide their illness for quite some time.

Until you get your bird to the vet, you can put a heating pad on top the cage and cover the cage on top and three sides and over half of the 4th side with a light colored cover (lets light in) to keep the heat in.

If your bird is not on a healthy pellet diet like Harrison's, then once your bird gets well you need to switch your bird over to them. A healthy diet is the best way to prevent sickness and disease.

Oh, a water bottle is also very important to prevent bacterial infections. You will also want to encourage your bird to switch to a Lixit water bottle so that it isn't drinking bacteria water all day.

Ask your vet about giving your bird Bene Bac along with whatever he/she prescribes for your bird.

Let us know how it goes with the vet.

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