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Jul 20, 2010
Parakeet sick, fluffed up
by: Tracie

I am so sorry your parakeet is sick. First of all you need to keep the bird warm until you can get the bird to an avian vet.

Cover the cage so that the top and 3 sides are covered, to keep the warmth in and drafts out. If the bird is perching, you can move the perch, food and water to the lowest place you can in the cage. Then put a towel folded up in the bottom of the cage in case the bird falls off the perch, or wishes to rest on the towel.

If you do not have an avian vet, you can look for one on our Find an Avian Vet page. If you do not see one listed near you, you can also click one of the links at the top and do a search.

Let us know how it goes. I hope everything works out. If your bird is not eating a healthy pellet, like Harrison's , you should switch your bird once it is well. Many birds die an early death because they are on an all seed diet or eat colored pellets.

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