Sick Quaker

by terry
(Victoria Texas)

I have a quaker parrot about 3 years old. She had an infection and the vet was worried about hter nostils and that the infection might have caused irreversible damabe. The nostril seems to be getting larger and she has a black fungi under 1 eye. She is very active, eats everything and does not seem sick. We are worried and not sure the vet knows much about birds. We are 100 miles from a good avian vet.

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Aug 14, 2009
quacker parrot foaming in the beak
by: Anonymous

quacker parrot foaming in the beak he drinks and eats

Editor's note: Bird needs to see avian vet. You posted this as an answer to someone else's question, so people will not see it and respond.

Feb 15, 2009
Quaker parrot infection
by: The Vet

The first thing to do is to diagnose the problem; determine the cause of infection. Perform a nasal flush and collect the flush for culture and cytology. A scraping of the lesion under the eye can help to ID the organism. Culture it for a sensitivity test to decide on an antimicrobial. I am concerned that your bird could have Aspergillus. I also recommend that you have blood work done.

Dr B


Feb 14, 2009
sick quaker
by: Anonymous

I know 100 miles seems like a long way but really its less than a 2 hour drive one way. I know my birds are worth a 4 hour drive. Thats a decision you have to make.

Feb 14, 2009
vet
by: Zaloan

you should drive the one hundred miles to a good vet

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