right now he is sitting on one leg with his head tucked under one wing, sleeping. He has slept almost all day. No vomiting. He's pooping. He refuses to eat or drink. I tried giving him something to drink with a syringe but he would have none of that. I'm worried that he's not getting enough fluid.How is Jacob doing?
I know I keep telling that to myself but I worked so hard for Jacob to overcome his fear of hands. I'm afraid I will loose that trust if I start restraining him. But if he's not drinking and eating on his own tomorrow I'm going to call the vet and ask her to instruct me on how to best do this. On the whole Jacob seems to be doing better, he has stopped vomiting.Herdis of all my birds, I never thought Tequila would allow me to hand feed him much less give him medication. There are times when we have to do this for them so dont be afraid to gently persuade him to let you feed him or offer him water. You have to do what you have to do to get him well. I know how hard it is, you are doing great.
Many years ago I had a tiel, he was still untamed and very scared of hands when he got sick and I had to restrain him to medicate him with a syringe twice a day for (from memory) about 10 days. After that he was never scared of hands again. I'm not saying that will happen with Jacob but please don't be scared of handling him if that's what's needed! Even if he regresses his trust, I'm sure he'll forgive you eventuallyI know I keep telling that to myself but I worked so hard for Jacob to overcome his fear of hands. I'm afraid I will loose that trust if I start restraining him.