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nekogaby

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Greetings everybody,

I am currently very worried about my bird, he is a 21 years old aratinga… he has been popping oddly for the past two weeks. Very watery, reduced appetite, drinking maybe a little bit more water than usual…
I took him to the vet but the one I went didn’t have blood tests for birds available.
I am gonna take him tomorrow to a vet to get him blood tested, since the first vet told me it was not possible to prescribe anything given that there’s no way to really know without getting tested.
Here is an example of the poop, and the one I am more worried about is that last bubbly poop with only urates and kinda brownish…
I have been reading and all those symptoms I mention seem to be related to kidney failure I know there’s no way I could know, but I am too scared for him… he is my whole world and I know he is old but I would like to know if… Idk maybe there’s hope he can be treated?
 

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Greetings everybody,

I am currently very worried about my bird, he is a 21 years old aratinga… he has been popping oddly for the past two weeks. Very watery, reduced appetite, drinking maybe a little bit more water than usual…
I took him to the vet but the one I went didn’t have blood tests for birds available.
I am gonna take him tomorrow to a vet to get him blood tested, since the first vet told me it was not possible to prescribe anything given that there’s no way to really know without getting tested.
Here is an example of the poop, and the one I am more worried about is that last bubbly poop with only urates and kinda brownish…
I have been reading and all those symptoms I mention seem to be related to kidney failure I know there’s no way I could know, but I am too scared for him… he is my whole world and I know he is old but I would like to know if… Idk maybe there’s hope he can be treated?
Thats almost exactly what im dealing with. Look up “ strange poop” on this website. Im taking her to the vet Tuesday to see whats going on. Please keep in touch so we can compare notes. In my case, the bubbles ended in about a day.
 

nekogaby

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Thats almost exactly what im dealing with. Look up “ strange poop” on this website. Im taking her to the vet Tuesday to see whats going on. Please keep in touch so we can compare notes. In my case, the bubbles ended in about a day.
Will do! I hope they read me the results right away :(
 

nekogaby

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I hope so too.
Hello again,


The vet advised for x-ray to check on his organs, they also did some laboratory test on his feces to look for any pathology.

He doesn’t have any parasites, the x-ray showed no abnormal size on the liver and there was no kidney disease signs.

The lungs on the other hand seemed off for the vet, she said he probably have a respiratory issue and prescribed us with antibiotics for 5 days to treat him… I have to go back next Saturday, I hope he recovers, she says polyuria might be caused by his lack of nutrients or directly linked to the respiratory issue.
 

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Hello,
Thank you very much for getting back to me. Im happy to hear he doesnt have any major issues thus far. I know its very nerve racking. Im hopeful the antibiotics will clear up any respiratory issue. May i ask which antibiotic they put him on? Thinking back, did he act at all like he had breathing issues? Does he still have bubbles? Did they recommend a special diet for his lack of nutrition? I apologize for all of the questions. This information is invaluable to me. Please keep in touch. I will let you know what i learn on Tuesday when i take her to the vets. Thanks again.
 

nekogaby

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Hi, don’t worry I feel you I am also extremely worried about it so I totally get you!
I am attaching a photo of the antibiotic, the dosis prescribed is 1 drop every 12 hours during 5 days.

He didn’t act at all like he had breathing issues, tbh, the only symptom is his watery poop. BUT the vet told me this type of bird living in the wild would hide every sign of disease until they can’t no longer take it (so sad) and dangerous as well. He occasionally has bubbles. The lack of nutrients is mainly because of his loss of appetite, the vet didn’t recommend a special diet at the moment but I can keep you updated. And yeah please remain in touch as well I hope our birds will fully recover soon:heart: IMG_3387.png
 

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Foods with beta carotene, vitamin A are very important for respiratory health. Try feeding sweet potato, many take to cooked and mashed and served warm . Peppers, red chili, and yellow bell peppers are a favorite here. Many parrot take to peppers as one of the first veggies they like. Try raw and cooked carrots. Mango is very high , but go light with fruit .
 

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Hi, don’t worry I feel you I am also extremely worried about it so I totally get you!
I am attaching a photo of the antibiotic, the dosis prescribed is 1 drop every 12 hours during 5 days.

He didn’t act at all like he had breathing issues, tbh, the only symptom is his watery poop. BUT the vet told me this type of bird living in the wild would hide every sign of disease until they can’t no longer take it (so sad) and dangerous as well. He occasionally has bubbles. The lack of nutrients is mainly because of his loss of appetite, the vet didn’t recommend a special diet at the moment but I can keep you updated. And yeah please remain in touch as well I hope our birds will fully recover soon:heart: View attachment 443422
Hi, thanks for the photo. Was that something the vet had on hand or did you have to pick it up somewhere? Im assuming the vet had it. Once in a while my girl will act like she breathing heavy but it could also be me being overly paranoid. I always think the worst. Today she had a slight lose of appetite. Should woudnt eat her normal things like her seed and pellets. However she did eat her kale , some pasta and a small amount of millet.
Ive heard about them hiding their illness's. Thanks makes things extra scary.
I will definitely be staying in touch. Let me know if the bubbles go away.
 

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Foods with beta carotene, vitamin A are very important for respiratory health. Try feeding sweet potato, many take to cooked and mashed and served warm . Peppers, red chili, and yellow bell peppers are a favorite here. Many parrot take to peppers as one of the first veggies they like. Try raw and cooked carrots. Mango is very high , but go light with fruit .
Thank you again for sharing your seemingly infinite knowledge. I tried sweet potatoes today. I couldnt get anyone to eat them other than the conures. They are willing to try anything. Ill try them mashed tomorrow. All of them will eat leafy greens like their going out of style. Which brings up a question if you dont mind. Im always trying to keep my chronic egg layers ( just so happens to be the one with the poop issue) calcium up. Its been said spinach has the highest amount of calcium as far as leafy greens go. I read you should only give them spinach every now and then. Next i read every couple days. Then some say every day is ok. What is your opinion on that? Thanks.
 
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nekogaby

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Foods with beta carotene, vitamin A are very important for respiratory health. Try feeding sweet potato, many take to cooked and mashed and served warm . Peppers, red chili, and yellow bell peppers are a favorite here. Many parrot take to peppers as one of the first veggies they like. Try raw and cooked carrots. Mango is very high , but go light with fruit .
Thank you very much, I’ll follow your advice he has never had sweet potato before. Do you happen to know any tip to make them eat..? Something new..?
 

nekogaby

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Hi, thanks for the photo. Was that something the vet had on hand or did you have to pick it up somewhere? Im assuming the vet had it. Once in a while my girl will act like she breathing heavy but it could also be me being overly paranoid. I always think the worst. Today she had a slight lose of appetite. Should woudnt eat her normal things like her seed and pellets. However she did eat her kale , some pasta and a small amount of millet.
Ive heard about them hiding their illness's. Thanks makes things extra scary.
I will definitely be staying in touch. Let me know if the bubbles go away.
The vet had it, I live in latin america so I don’t really know if this is a particular brand over here or you can find it by the same name worldwide. I also overthink a lot but at least the tests he received gave me some sense of calmness. I hope your visit to the vet helps as well, for now the poop still worries me :(
 

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The antibiotics appear to be basic ammoxacillin. Thats mostly what i was wondering about. I just want to be able to compare treatments should my girl get prescribed antibiotics.
Talk to you soon. You and your boy will be in my thoughts.
 

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Hello,
Went to the vet today. Showed her my pictures of poop. She tested her for parasites and bacteria. Negative for both. She suggested i give her probiotics to see if that helps. In the meantime she prescribed her antibiotics just in case? Metronidazole, a dose of 0.02 ml every 12 hrs for 10 days. Its the first time ive been to this vet. Shes not a dedicated avian vet so im not sure how well equipped she is to do x-rays etc.
Her poop isnt real real watery like it was but the urate part is still broken up and odd looking. No bubbles. I showed the vet the picture of the poop with bubbles , she didnt really have anything to say about that.
How is your boy doing?
 

nekogaby

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Hello,
Glad bacteria and parasites tested negative, the treatment is similar to what they prescribed and said to me. Is there a way you could reach an avian vet? Since the x-ray might give more insight… my boy still pooping watery ☹ but no bubbles, he is eating but sometimes he won’t eat things I feed him that he use to like. Being giving him the antibiotics, I have to go back this Saturday to a follow up appointment. Thank you for sharing update, hope your girl gets better.
 

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Hello again,
I may have to go back to my previous vet for x-rays. I dont care for her because shes more of a salesman than a vet. I understand they have to make money but it seems like money is more important to her than the health of your pet. I wasnt given a follow up appointment with this vet.
Im glad your boys bubbles went away. I was hoping they would.
The selective eating is ironic. Thats how my girl is right now. Ill offer her some seed along with everything else shes willing to eat. It used to be the sunflower seeds were first to go. Now , shell pick through it and eat the oats instead ,whereas she never ate the oats before. I hope you get some positive news on Saturday.
Were you able to get him to eat sweet potatoes as Pixibeak recommended? My birds wont eat them. Im making bird bread tonight. Im putting sweet potato and carrots in it. They love bread so im hoping theyll eat this with the goodies in it.
Keep in touch.
 

nekogaby

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Hello again,
I may have to go back to my previous vet for x-rays. I dont care for her because shes more of a salesman than a vet. I understand they have to make money but it seems like money is more important to her than the health of your pet. I wasnt given a follow up appointment with this vet.
Im glad your boys bubbles went away. I was hoping they would.
The selective eating is ironic. Thats how my girl is right now. Ill offer her some seed along with everything else shes willing to eat. It used to be the sunflower seeds were first to go. Now , shell pick through it and eat the oats instead ,whereas she never ate the oats before. I hope you get some positive news on Saturday.
Were you able to get him to eat sweet potatoes as Pixibeak recommended? My birds wont eat them. Im making bird bread tonight. Im putting sweet potato and carrots in it. They love bread so im hoping theyll eat this with the goodies in it.
Keep in touch.
Hello, I am sorry about the type of vet you are dealing with… I hope you can do x-ray for your girl as well. I didn’t manage to feed sweet potato yet but we’ll keep trying, and I hope your girl eats more bread
 

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Hello, I am sorry about the type of vet you are dealing with… I hope you can do x-ray for your girl as well. I didn’t manage to feed sweet potato yet but we’ll keep trying, and I hope your girl eats more bread
Im wont give up on this vet yet. She may be equipped to do x-rays, i dont know yet. Ill give her the antibiotics and probiotics and see how it goes. If she gets worse in the meantime, one way or the other ill get her x-rayed. If after the antibiotics etc. shes not better, ill find out about x-rays. Take care. I hope your boy is improving.
 

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About new foods..... you can try giving in different ways.

Sweet potato can be mashed, rolled into balls, maybe roll the balls into foods they do like (as a coating).

Secret and carrots, sometimes chunks, sometimes strips, just depends on the mood.

By the way, use the search bar above and you can look up old threads on topics.
 

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For instance, I seem to remember a thread that mentioned a vet that folks could call if an avian vet wasn't close. Then again, maybe I don't remember well.

I know some avian vets will also consult with vets.

Either of those will probably charge but may be an option.
 
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