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Urgent My 4 week cockatiel barely ate or drank the past 24h.

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Raid K, 12/14/18.

  1. Raid K

    Raid K Sitting on the front steps

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    She was at the vet yest, I have another appointment tomorow. I want to ensure she doesn't dehydrate or die overnight. I read online that force feeding it some cherry or orange juice would help. Please let me know of I should. Also how much to force down.

    Apreciate any prompt response. She is currently on antibiotics and anti inflamatory meds.

    Thanks
     
  2. hrafn

    hrafn Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Forcing liquid down her throat could very easily lead to aspiration pneumonia, so I absolutely would not suggest doing so. Offer her some juice on a spoon; she may be enticed to drink it. Otherwise, she may need to stay at the vet on an IV drip to stave off dehydration until you find out what's wrong.
     
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    Contact the vet and let him/her know that your 'tiel is not eating or drinking and that you need to come in sooner than tomorrow. Do not force food or liquid into your bird. If that vet can't take you today then find another vet. Your 'tiel may have to be tube fed.
     
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  4. Raid K

    Raid K Sitting on the front steps

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    Thank you.
     
  5. Raid K

    Raid K Sitting on the front steps

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    Update: good news she just ate. Fingers crossed that she doesn't have PDD and she continues recovering. She took 13ml of overly watery formula as per vet's recommendation due to possible obstruction. Will feed her again in a few hours :)
     

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