surgery to remove cockatile's uterus

by sarah

hello
i have a 10 1/2 yr old female cockateil who has an egg in her uterus which is deformed and calcium has built up around it and also on the walls of her uterus. I was given 2 options from my bird vet, to either surgically remove her uterus which she said has a 10% survival rate, or let her live out her life until it gets to be unbearable , and then put her to sleep.However the vet is very impressed with her physical strength and says that beside this she would never think this bird has a problem.

I am just curious to have a 2nd opinion on this.is it a very risky surgery? is the survival rate only 10%? would it give us more of
a Chance since shes in "good shape" for her age?i am very torn with this decision, i have had her for these 10 1/2 years and she is my baby, and it would kill me to have to put her to sleep.If you could give me any advice or even any sites where i can read up on this surgery i would greatly appreciate it. i have been trying to research it but don't seem to be able to find much information on it.

thank you
Sarah

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Apr 26, 2008
surgery to remove cockatile's uterus
by: Marcia

Sarah

This procedure is called a salpingohysterectomy.A
friend of mine had this done on her Eclectus.It is
a very risky surgery.Her bird did survive but it was a long recovery.In my friend's case it was a matter of life and death for her Eclectus and her quality of life wasn't all that great the way she was living.

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