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Post by ChickenLittle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:04 pm

My parakeets are getting sick one at a time. They ruffle their feathers, get weak and stagger on the bottom of the cage and have diarrhea. I am trying ivermectin drops in their water. They seem a little better but are not recovering. I have them in a separate cage and are keeping them warm. Please someone help me with advice.
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Take them to a vet.
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Post by lunateak on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:38 pm

Good advice!
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Post by Pedro on Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:28 pm

if they were mine i would have called a vet fer sure. we have 2 vets that make house calls.
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Post by ChickenLittle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:14 pm

I am taking them to the Ladrons in the morning.
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Post by CHILLIN on Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:26 pm

Sounds like a good plan. It has been a long humid summer, all the trees are suffering. May be a mold or virus.

If the parakeets are Norwegian Blues - they could be pining for the fjords!
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Post by ChickenLittle on Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:19 pm

As a follow up for you kind folks who responded. I took my 2 birds to the Ladron Clinic this morning. They have a bacterial infection that is being treated with drops in their water. He also said to make sure I give them a small piece of orange or pineapple regularly. I give them greens and fruits plus their seeds but have not been giving them citrus. Now I will.
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Post by lunateak on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:32 pm

Thanks for sharing the good news!
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:40 am

Glad it was good news and thank you for letting us know. Also, good tip for others with birds.
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Post by hockables on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:57 am

I bought 2 Parrots and have tried feeding them fruits and veggies... they won't eat it... they seem to like seeds only.

side note... I was told Chocolate & Avocados are poisonous to birds.

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Post by ChickenLittle on Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:32 am

Keep putting the fruit and veggies in....eventually they will eat them. And yes, chocolate and avocados are poisonous to birds.
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Post by Sunnyvmx on Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:04 am

I make a birdie mash for my cockatiels in a food processor.  In it goes chick peas, broccoli, carrots, whole wheat bread, sprouts and parsley or cilantro.  I add a can of whole corn and store in vacuum canisters.
I feed only the "birdie mash" in the morning and switch it out for pellets and seed in the afternoon.  All seven cockatiels learned to enjoy it and my new parrot surprised me by eating it also, but he gets fruit too.  To teach the little birds to eat pellets, I feed the mash in the morning, the pellets until 3pm and then add seeds until bedtime.  By removing the food at night you insure that they will be hungry in the morning and willing to try the mash.
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Post by ChickenLittle on Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:46 am

Sunny....fantastic. I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by Sunnyvmx on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:57 am

I forgot to add that several times a week I chop up a hard boiled egg and put it on top of the birdie mash for both the cockatiels and for ChuChu the wondrous parrot. The new pup gets some too. They all love it. Thanks for letting us know there's a bird vet here Lakeside. I had heard there was one in Guadalajara. I hope your birds are recovering.
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