Throwing up and losing feathers
by Rebeka Pirker
(Kamloops, BC, Canada)
I realize that this may constitute an emergency, however, I am looking for a second opinion.
My grandfather has a 20 something year old Mustache Parakeet, who recently started vomiting and losing feathers. Prior to this he had broken a wing (years ago) but has been healthy.
I do not live near my grandfather now, but was notified by family of the situation and the vet in our town said there wasn't much he could do, as he is not an avian vet, and the nearest one is 100's of miles away. I was wondering if there is anything I could suggest to him to help bring his beloved bird back to health? This parrot means a lot to my grandfather, he would be beyond devastated to lose him.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or help I could get to pass along.
As far as I know he has eaten a basic seed diet for most of his life, my grandfather has had him since he was an egg.