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Urgent My bird doesn’t look too good

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by pup, 5/28/18.

  1. MiniMacaw

    MiniMacaw Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month BINGO CHAMPION

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    He needs a vet ASAP, even if you have to take him to a regular vet who can do a phone consult with an avian vet, as said above.
    When I first brought my Macaw home he had clear liquid coming out of his mouth too. I ran him to the vet and he had a massive infection and the vet wasn’t sure he would have lasted a day longer without meds and supportive care. Not saying that to scare you but after that experience I don’t play around with clear liquid coming from the mouth.
    The good news is that avian medicine has come a long way and there are usually lots of options for treating a variety of illnesses and issues.
     
  2. pup

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    Ok thanks we’ll take him tomorrow :)
     
  3. rocky'smom

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    This little one needs to see ER vet now, please. May not make it til tomorrow.
     
  4. pup

    pup Sitting on the front steps

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    I’m worried so bad right now about it, but my mother isn’t willing to drive Paco and I (I’m not old enough to drive myself). I wish I could, but it’s not my call sadly. I don’t want him to die so I’m praying that he’ll make it to tomorrow. My mom won’t drive him because he seems back to his normal self, chattering, moving around, and playing.
     
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  5. Garet

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    Could you maybe ask your mom to check your thread here? This is very serious, and just because he looks better now doesn't mean that he's actually better. I've read a few threads where people's birds suddenly show improvement, only to pass away within a few hours.
     
  6. Shezbug

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    I can never understand why parents who are not willing to drive their kids pets for a vet visit even allow their kids to have pets. It is cruel to the pets and to their children. I could not imagine making my child sit helplessly by watching their pet get sicker and sicker, what torture for both the child and the pet.

    I am sorry this is happening to you and your tiny little baby, I hope you can get your bird to the vets soon and I hope everything turns out well for you both.
     
  7. camelotshadow

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    We're all praying & we understand...just hope Paco can hold on as those symptoms need to be looked at by a vet who can find out what the problem is & hopefully is able to give some medicine. We all know how sometimes there is not much time from when a bird looks sick & the end.

    Sorry this is happening.

    Please try to get Mom to take him in the morning....

    Keep him as warm as possible...

    :angel2::angel1::angel3:
     
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  8. enigma731

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    You've gotten good advice so far and I certainly agree that your bird needs a vet check ASAP. But I did want to add that these symptoms are nonspecific, which means they CAN be something really bad, but they can also be something very minor and treatable. You do need to take this seriously but I don't want you to panic too much or think that there's no hope.
     
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  9. pup

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    Thank you guys for all of your support! I’ll keep you updated tomorrow.
     
  10. Shezbug

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    That would be great @pup, I really hope that you get some understanding and support from the family during this scary time for you and your beautiful bird.
     
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    @pup I hope your feathered friend is doing good.
     
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  12. LSA

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    Yes! Birds are good at hiding illness! If you don't have Karo, add some sugar! Do you have a syringe? If not, make sure the vet gives you one! My PGCC survived one night because of It! It very well may be something easily treated. If you go to a local vet, he'll contact a bird specialist for you and Paco.
     
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  13. pup

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    UPDATE: We took Paco to the vet and they said everything was normal. They said to come back immediately if he starts with the clear liquid again. Paco does actually seem like his normal self again, maybe he was just feeling stressed yesterday?
     
  14. ConureTiel

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    Well, that's good news! Did you feel like the vet was thorough in his/her evaluation of Paco? Definitely keep a close eye on him for a few days -- I know you will! I'm glad you have a vet that will see birds -- that's a big relief.
     
  15. pup

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    I’m not sure if the vet did a thorough evaluation since she took him in the back, although she did have him for an hour. And I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Paco!
     
  16. enigma731

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    Were any tests run?
     
  17. pup

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    image.jpg This is what they did
     
  18. flappergirl35

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    I have a GCC named Conner, and a few years ago he had very similar symptoms to what Paco has. I found out that he had been chewing on toilet paper and other paper items, and it blocked his crop. He vomited it out, and went back to his normal playful self again soon after. I'm wondering if your beautiful birdie could have swallowed something and can't get it out of his crop? It's just a possibility. I would take him in to see a vet.
     
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  19. pup

    pup Sitting on the front steps

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    That might be the case since when we take him out of the cage, he likes to walk around everywhere in the house, and sometimes I’ll see him eating something, but when I try to get him to get it out he runs away from me to under the couch.
     
  20. enigma731

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    Huh, I didn't realize you could do a Glasgow Coma Scale on a bird. Interesting.

    Anyway, none of those things are tests, they're just physical exams. If he has any more symptoms, I'd take him back and really push for labs.
     
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