Zinc Toxicity - Macaw diagnosed
I am purchasing an 11 year old macaw (male) who recently was discovered having zinc toxicity, while being treated for a secondary infection. He just completed a course of oral antibiotic (doubtful he got the full dose each day),and seems to be doing better.He continues to have occasional loose,watery stools that appear to be improving.
His behavior is great and seems to be very healthy. Am I crazy for purchasing a bird with this problem? Will it ever completely go away? Should I repeat a blood draw to determine the zinc levels are going down? Apparently, his x-rays show an enlarged liver and pancrease. Will these return to normal once zinc is normal? I would appreciate any and all advice you may want to give me.
Thank you, Sincerely, Maggie Jeans