sore throat

by Frances Trammell
(Clinton, sc)

our african grey acts like it has a sore throat. What can I give it

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Feb 04, 2012
Bird with sore throat
by: Tracie

Your bird may have a bacterial infection or something else internally wrong. You need to Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird right away.

If your bird bathes and drinks out of a water dish, this could cause a bacterial infection. Water dishes get food and poop in them, and if the water is not changed out every 3 hours the bacteria level will be very high. Then when the bird dips into the water, the bacteria get in it's eyes, ears etc. and if the immune system is down your bird will get sick.

Please make sure your bird has a Lixit water bottle to drink from and is eating a high quality pellet diet like Harrison's or Roudybush pellets.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Just to be clear, there is not anything safe to give your bird that you can purchase at a pet store, especially since you don't know what is wrong with your bird. I killed my first bird by adding vitamins to the water, because a pet store employee said that would help my bird get well.

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