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Urgent Quaker Parrot Losing Weight?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by LydiaB, 10/15/17.

  1. LydiaB

    LydiaB Sitting on the front steps

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    Eddie has been losing weight lately and I don't know if I should be worried. Our vet said he was a little overweight but he's lost like, 11 grams and we haven't really changed much. I just don't feed him as many peas as usual. Could that be it, or should I be worried. Other than the weight loss, he seems completely normal, so I don't know.
     
  2. Hjarta5

    Hjarta5 Meeting neighbors I'm a SECRET SANTA - Are you?

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    How long did it take for Eddie to lose 11 grams? What's his weight now? Is he eating and drinking as normal, has healthy poop?
     
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    Its been a couple weeks since we last took him to the vet. He doesn't like to eat all of his food and picks out all the dried fruits/anything he likes, but he's been doing that since I got him. I do feed him other vegetables and fruits to make sure he gets enough food/nutrients. His poop seems normal, hes just as energetic as ever. He has just lost a few grams in these past few days, so thats why I'm a little worried.
     
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    A lot of fruits just have water, but not much in nutrients for the birds. It's best to weigh him (assuming you have a scale, since you said he's lost 11 grams) and call your vet tomorrow with that information.
     

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