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  1. M

    Rescue with mites

    I generally rehab wild mammals. I’ve done a few wild birds but none that were abandoned or abused pets. Someone brought me a quaker parrot/parrotlet recently and all parrot rescue facilities remotely close to me were full and the really good one had a waiting list. So for the time being I have...
  2. T

    Metacam/meloxicam dosage question

    Hi all, I'm sorry to bother, but my green-cheek conure was prescribed 0.05ml of meloxicam/metacam twice daily by the vet and I accidentally gave him 0.07 or 0.08..? I'm not entirely sure how much he swallowed. I had to give him twice because the first time he shook his head and threw it all...
  3. S


    I've been monitoring my cockatiel for a week. He seems to sneeze occasionally when he preens, or while asleep. Maybe a couple of times a day. He also does this weird exhale with his mouth for maybe 3-4 times, happened about twice this past week. Vet says this all could be dander and dust, hard...
  4. redrose27

    Help With Gout Medications

    Hi there, so my sister (bird) Kony recently was diagnosed with gout (articular) back in februrary, and she was given a gout medication (Herbal Complex) for it. Now fast forward to today March 19th 2021, and her foot has gotten more swollen and I have noticed more white spots aka uric acid...
  5. budgelove

    Antibiotic Precautions and Budgie Can't Fly?

    Hiyo, I have a little baby budgie named Phoenix. He's a baby, bright pink cere and he's changed his cap feathers but he can't really fly. His feathers are shorter than my other budgies and the most I've seen him "fly" is more like gliding a low distance (like my thigh when I'm sitting on the...
  6. N

    10 week old Eclectus with infection and PVD

    Hi all, sorry for the long back story. Miss Ruby is a 10.5 week old Eclectus. At 2 weeks old she was taken from her mum when it was discovered that she had taken three of her toes off. It must have happened very early as by the time she was taken, they looked completely healed and there was no...
  7. Randi K

    Urgent Keeping Medications Down

    Hi there, We just lost our Cape Parrot last Thursday to a respiratory infection and the sample is still processing at the lab to tell us exactly what kind. However, we have a Golden Conure who he hasn’t had any new symptoms but the vet has him on sulfatrim (antibiotic) and itrafungol...
  8. C

    How to administer meds to an untamed budgie? Liver issue

    My budgie got diagnosed with a fatty liver today. I've had her for around 9 years, got her when I was a wee little kid and I love her dearly. She's been prescribed 3 different liquid medications: hepato support, metronidazole, and enrofloxacin. I only have to give her 0.02 ml of each, but for 14...
  9. S

    Bird choked on Meds a few days ago. Should I be concerned?

    So I was told by the vet to give more Metacam to my bird. The concentration is low so it ended up being a lot at a time for him. When I gave it to him I mustve gone too fast so he choked on it. He worked through it and seems fine now but I didnt know if I need to be worried if the medicine is...
  10. PrettyBirdy

    Senior Bird with Arthritis

    Hello! I adopted a 30+ year old Mustache 'keet in mid November of last year, who I adore oh so dearly. I suspected Poncho likely had arthritis, however i'm embarrassed to say that it slipped my mind during my initial vet visit with him, and aside from a basic blood panel, not much was done...
  11. J

    Pain Management for Cockatiel Arthritis

    Hello everyone My cockatiel Woo has developed arthritis in one foot and has been having a hard time getting around. She’s now 24 and she’s my only remaining bird. Her cage mates have lived their life expectancy and she’s now alone. I’m happy for that since there won’t be any issues with her...
  12. Alliusis

    Alternate to syringe - oral liquid meds for budgies

    Hello everyone! I got back from my vet visit last night for Lemon and Baxter. They have been unusually sleepy throughout the day, with mild tail bobbing, and Baxter has some discharge above his nares. They also have slightly inflamed crops. My avian vet gave me some liquid antibiotics to...