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On our way for our wellness check up!

AkasyaEllric

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It's Ollie and Diggle's turn for the vet! We are on our way now. My husband was stubborn and wanted to make use of the astronaut bubble carrier even though I thought they would of liked the Birdie GoGo. They seem to be fine though. Just some cuddles going on. I'll update with what the vet says :)

Also, don't mind Diggle, he's molting and getting his adult plumage. He looks ROUGH.

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They're adorable!!! Blessings and good luck!
 

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So cute!
 

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So, Diggle is healthy, perfect weight. She is just worried that both of his ears are bald, that Ollie is plucking him, but it may just be a bad molt.

Ollie on the other hand. . .he's 3-4 grams overweight. My husband is their caregiver mostly so I told him to cut most of the seed out for now, just one nutriberry in the morning and no more. He also has an abnormally high amount of bacteria in his system, but Diggle doesn't. The vet doesn't understand why and said to keep an eye on him for any extra yawning or nasal discharge. We have to take them both back in 3 months for a recheck.
 

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One of the best gifts you can give your companion bird is the yearly wellness check with an avian vet. I also lets you know if you need to change any of the diet.
 

AkasyaEllric

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One of the best gifts you can give your companion bird is the yearly wellness check with an avian vet. I also lets you know if you need to change any of the diet.
Funny thing is I've been telling him he's feeding to much seed but he kept doing it since they like it. Of course they like it! At least we are on the same page now :)
 

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Sounds like an informative vet visit! They are so cute in their carrier. The photo with your husband watching over them made me smile too. :heart:
 

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Glad the vet visit went fairly well! Did she give him any antibiotics, or just tell you to wait and see since he’s acting healthy? Was this determined through an oral swab or a gram stain? I was told that gram stains are a very poor diagnostic tool, especially in a bird who is acting healthy. Maybe some probiotics and ACV would help?
 

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Great that Diggle had no issues. Sorry about Ollie's bacteria levels and weight although 3-4 gms overweight is not that concerning, IMO. How did the vet determine that there were high levels of bacteria? Agree with Deanna that gram stain isn't generally that informative when it comes to identifying the type/s of bacteria and which antibiotic/s would be the most beneficial.
 

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She did 2 swabs, one from his mouth and one from his cloaca. Apparently both were high, but I didn't get any medications, it was a wait and see if he acts sick and come back in 3 months for a recheck. My husband said he's thinking about making an appointment at the really well know avian vet here that's a little more expensive, and an hour away. He just wants to make sure he's ok and if we like them better just switch.
 
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