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linda

cockatiel

one eye oftn closd, has not eaten for 24 hours, given honey & warm water, no chirping, head often on one side, not interested in playing, kept warm overnight wrapped in towel, did not move, a small amount of walking this morning. Is 20 weeks old, very tame, eats well. Flew into a wall two days ago and crashed. Nothing appears broken. She flew after this

12/10/05

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linda

she is a little improved, eaten two seeds, still being keptwarm and on honey-water every half hour. Still dopey though, sleepy, seems to be a bit stumbling now she is moving slightly

12/10/05

Martina Stuart

Hello Linda, I am sorry that this reply is somewhat delayed but please note that this site is not designed to give an instant veterinary response. I hope that as it developes and poeple get used to using the site you may wel get a more rapid response from someone whose bird has been similar. From what you say it is possible that the signs she is showing are associated with some concussion from the wall episode in which case medication can help her. I advise that she is examined as soon as possible and not only the damage caused assessed but also why she flew into the wall investigated. Birds are susceptible to lead and zinc poisoning and a varied diet with vitamin and mineral supplementation. Try looking on the birdcare company website. parrot24 or phone them on 01453 835330. They have a list of bird friendly vets.
In urgent cases 1 call advise direct vet is available 24 hrs a day on 0906 1111 999

12/10/05

linda

This seems highly reasonable; I imagined there was nothing that could be done. We are off to the vet's in half an hour.
You mentioned lead poisoning. She bites a lamp that I thought was plastic. Maybe it is lead. I'll tell the vet.

12/10/05

linda

Stuart,the vet said most likely scenario is damaged/inflamed muscles/internal organs in that flying accident.
Keeping her warm and giving the honey-water ws good.
Anti inflammatory drops once a day and "recovery formula" 5 times a day by a syringe.
The next two days will show if she will recover or not. Thanks; you encouraged me to go to the vet, I thought nothing cd be done

12/10/05

Martina Stuart

hope it works out well.Glad to be of some assistance

12/10/05

LindaJW

Lela died. She had one day when I fed her by syringe and we had lots of touching time. The next morning she began arching her back, screaming and fitting. I held her so she was calmer and stopped arching her back but she was still fitting. The vet gently anaesthetised her and injected her and I held her as she died. I buried her next to my other cockatiel who also died aged 18 weeks. No more pets.

20/10/05

Rocksteady

I have just read your story,and it made me cry.I have a crimson rossella who is not well, vant breath through nostrells,but not sneezing. I think it could be an allergie to newspaper but not sure what to do. I hope he will last out till the morning. keeping him in a warm cage ,no newspaper in it and have used vick in hot water to see if it helps his breathing. I feel for you and your loss

13/11/05

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