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Sick bird?- Sad Update Post #14

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Hello! This is my first time posting here! I figured i needed to discuss this with people who are more experienced than me!

so I have a green cheek yellow sided conure, ive had him for a year and a half almost

the past few days he has been acting sick? He is all puffy and sleeps more then usual and his energy dropped! He (3 days ago when this began) used to fly and jump around

anyways i took him to the vet (avian vet not just a regular one)they checked his weight (healthy) and breathing and everything and told me he is generally fine? And that he might just be affected by the changes in weather, Told me to give him a multivitamin and sent me home (also told me if I wanted I could give him an antibiotic for five days “just in case” whatever that meant)

that was yesterday, today I woke up and he is even more puffy and tired :( I went and got him the antibiotics and i am using it as i was instructed

i am really worried and I cannot afford anything to happen to him, mom told me not to worry because who would know better about a bird than an avian vet? Can someone please help me through this? I am stressing out between all the quarantine things and university switching to online classes I really cannot stop worrying

thank you, here is my little cuddly baby, ajay
 

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Sorry to hear about your buddy. He's very cute! Answering a couple of these questions might help us to better understand what's going on.
Is he eating and drinking? Is he pooping normally? Is he molting? Has anything significant changed in his cage/house/environment recently?

Edit: I also want to say that I appreciate that you followed your first instinct to take your friend to the avian vet - that was a very smart move! Good job.
 

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Sorry to hear about your buddy. He's very cute! Answering a couple of these questions might help us to better understand what's going on.
Is he eating and drinking? Is he pooping normally? Is he molting? Has anything significant changed in his cage/house/environment recently?

Edit: I also want to say that I appreciate that you followed your first instinct to take your friend to the avian vet - that was a very smart move! Good job.
He is eating and drinking normally yes! His poop is more liquidly than usual And sometimes the parts that are supposed to be firm aren’t (not all the time though), also i dont know if he is molting, how do i know if he is if u dont mind me asking? Also no, no significant changes, not even new toys

Also thank you! i am glad i did the right thing
 

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He is eating and drinking normally yes! His poop is more liquidly than usual And sometimes the parts that are supposed to be firm aren’t (not all the time though), also i dont know if he is molting, how do i know if he is if u dont mind me asking? Also no, no significant changes, not even new toys

Also thank you! i am glad i did the right thing
You'll know if he's molting if you see a lot of extra feathers around his cage, or has a lot of visible "pin feathers" (the new, spiky looking feathers that are in the process of growing in), and if he is spending a good amount of time preening.

Hoping another member here can talk about the poop!
 

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You'll know if he's molting if you see a lot of extra feathers around his cage, or has a lot of visible "pin feathers" (the new, spiky looking feathers that are in the process of growing in), and if he is spending a good amount of time preening.

Hoping another member here can talk about the poop!
thank you so much! Will keep an eye for feathers!! he doesn’t have any pin feathers that I have noticed but will make sure

Your help much appreciated
 

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Did your vet do any tests such as swabs and gram stains on his throat and poop, a complete blood count and chem panel? If not they just can't tell whether he has an infection and whether that infection (if he has one) is bacterial or fungal.

His poop could indicate several things. He may have eaten something he shouldn't and it will work through, he may have an infection, he may have eaten more wet food than normal, or he just may have gotten upset about something.

What is the antibiotic the Dr. gave to you for him? How long is he supposed to take it?
 

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Did your vet do any tests such as swabs and gram stains on his throat and poop, a complete blood count and chem panel? If not they just can't tell whether he has an infection and whether that infection (if he has one) is bacterial or fungal.

His poop could indicate several things. He may have eaten something he shouldn't and it will work through, he may have an infection, he may have eaten more wet food than normal, or he just may have gotten upset about something.

What is the antibiotic the Dr. gave to you for him? How long is he supposed to take it?
No, he only checked his breathing and weight and eyes and nails and feet (for dehydration) and beak, but didn’t do any blood tests or swab tests

i will attach a photo of the antibiotic (he is supposed to take it for five days, in drinking water)


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That is enrofloxacin (Baytril is the US) and is a very broad spectrum antibiotic. It a good one so maybe you can give it to him for the five days (that seems like a very short period to me) and see if that takes care of his problem. Be aware that between good and bad flora.Enrofloxicin can upset their tummy and suppress their appetite. Try to feed him before giving the meds. You should also get some probiotic to reinstate the good flora in his digestive system. Antibiotics don't make a difference
 

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That is enrofloxacin (Baytril is the US) and is a very broad spectrum antibiotic. It a good one so maybe you can give it to him for the five days (that seems like a very short period to me) and see if that takes care of his problem. Be aware that between good and bad flora.Enrofloxicin can upset their tummy and suppress their appetite. Try to feed him before giving the meds. You should also get some probiotic to reinstate the good flora in his digestive system. Antibiotics don't make a difference

i will make sure to feed him before giving him the medication, thank you for pointing that out!

also for the probiotic, is there something natural that i can give him or am I supposed to go to a vet clinic and get one? Because the soonest i can get him stuff is sunday :( we will be in lockdown for a couple of days till then ( if it’s absolutely necessary for him to get better i think the police might let me go)

i just want him to be alright

thank you so much for your help
 

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Thank you so much I live in Asia actually and I just checked that they also deliver here! Thank god!! I will order w the fastest shipping!!! Thank u
 

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Come back and let us know how your bird does.
 

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I am writing this to inform you that ajay passed away in the clinic today, his condition worsened and i had to take him back, they tried to save him but it didn’t pay off sadly. I chose to take him home and bury him, put him under a beautiful little tree! I am really sad but i know that he at least isnt suffering anymore! I got to focus on taking care of azi, my other conure baby right now.. thank you everyone for your help
 

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I am sorry for your loss.
 

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I am terribly sorry that you lost your baby. May he fly high and free forever.
 

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing you did all you could do and that Ajay knew he was loved.
 

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So sorry to hear. You did everything you could.
 

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I´m so sorry for your loss
 

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I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet little baby. :sorrow:
 
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