very sick bird! Avian vet too far!

We used to keep are cage door open and are bird would freely walk around. A couple of months ago she started acting strange so we closed the cage door. She mostly stayed on the bottom of the cage fluffed up. She is now still on the bottom of the cage, losses balance a lot, barely eats, and this morning started laying on her back!(but she got back up). My parents would not pay for a vet but I probably can pay for it, but the only problem is, the avian vet is way to far.

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Aug 09, 2009
by: Anonymous

I dont know what to do or how long shel last. my brother and i are convincing are mom to at least drop her off at a vet because she is getting worse. She has been suffering several of what seem to be seizures. Its really hartbreakering seeing her like this. she is usually fluffed up with her eyes closed. A couple of hours ago she started to go around in circles. I am trying to keep her warm but there is much i can do. I have a blanket covering about half the cage and my other bird looks frightened. this morning the healthier bird was grooming the osick one. I dont know if this is a good sign.

Aug 08, 2009
by: Linda

If it is at all possible please take her to an Avian vet. The possibility is that she is going to die because she was not taken to the vet.

I know your heart is breaking right now, and I strongly recommend you do not get another bird until you are able to take it to the vet. Birds need a once a year checkup to make sure they are healthy and catch any infections before they get too bad. Your bird has been sick too long, though the vet may could help her.

Please remember that unless someone is willing to pay for vet bills whether it is for a bird, dog, cat or turtle, it is not a good idea to have a pet. I know it sounds heartless of me to say that, but we see and hear about birds, dogs, cats, and all manner of pets living horrible lives dealing with injury, illness, parasites, fleas, ticks, not spayed or neutered. They also do not ask for help. Sometimes if people just simply ask for help, it will be provided. Our dog rescue group recently helped a very destitute family who had not had their female spayed or the dog neutered. They had 10 unwanted puppies! I asked for help, and they are still MAD at me. As a result of my asking for help, most of the puppies have found shelters where they will find forever homes. The females in the litter are already spayed, and so is the Mother. They have had their shots and flea/tick meds put on them. The rescue group has paid for everything including transportation out of state for 3 of the puppies so they can go to new homes. Sometimes, if we just ASK, WE WILL RECEIVE MUCH MORE THAN WE EVER COULD HAVE DREAMED POSSIBLE. My neighbors are mad at me, and I'm okay with that. The dogs are being taken care of, and that is what I work for and dream of. I dream that there is not one single animal or bird that has to suffer because their families do not have enough for them. Or because they do not care. Our animals and birds are angels sent to us to help us along in our journey on Earth. Wish they were all treated like the angels they really are.

If I were you, I'd at least call the Avian vet and see if he could see your bird if you can find someone to drive you there. At least you would feel like you had done your very best for your little bird. If you cannot, as Tracie said, pray that your friend is out of her misery as quickly as is possible. I'm so sorry for the pain you and your little friend must be in.

God Bless You and Your Family,

Aug 08, 2009
Very sick bird must see a vet
by: Tracie

It breaks my heart to read posts like this, because there is nothing anyone can do over the Internet for a sick bird. I am sorry your parents will not take your bird to an avian vet. :-(

The only things you can do is pray for it and keep the bird in a warm clean cage. You can put a heating pad on top of the cage and cover the cage on 3 sides with a light cover, so light can still get in the cage. You should cover the front 1/2 way down also if the bird is on the bottom of the cage to keep the warmth in.

I am sorry your bird is sick and you are being forced to watch it possibly die. Your heart is in the right place. I don't think ill of your parents, like some will, because I figure they just have not thought it through that the bird is suffering.

I remember when I was young, my parents just thought a bird is a "just" a bird. If it lived, great, if it died buy another one. My parents were sweet people, but I disagree strongly with how they believed.

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