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Poorly Quaker parrot

Discussion in 'Bird Health and Nutrition' started by Sandra Rae, Sep 9, 2018.


  1. Sandra Rae

    Sandra Rae PetForums Newbie

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    My 1 yr old Quaker parrot is not her usual self. She has wet sticky eyes, her feathers are looking dull and grey and she’s not as vociferous as she usually is. Quite worried so any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thank you

    Sarah
     
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    why are you asking here when she is obviously unwell?
    get her to a vet, an avian specialist is preferrable, but a vet either way
     
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    Tiggers PetForums Member

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    Getting a veterinary diagnosis it of the utmost importance. Birds can deteriorate very quickly once an illness has manifested. Please do not delay, or you will lose your Quaker.
     
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  4. Sandra Rae

    Sandra Rae PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you, she’s booked into see the vet today, unfortunately that’s the earliest appointment they had. My daughters never hatd a parrot before and we were looking for any advice whilst waiting to go to the vets, again thank you.
     
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    Good luck at the vet, and please let us know the outcome xx
     
  6. Sandra Rae

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    The vets have no idea what is wrong with Luna the Quaker Parrott. She’s now in the ‘hospital’ on a drip and they are going to run some tests as they also don’t know what’s wrong with her. Fingers crossed she pulls through
     
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    I'm so sorry you are having to go through this, and poor Luna. Is your vet experienced with birds? Please keep us updated. Thinking of you both xx
     
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    Any update on your Quaker?
     
  9. Sandra Rae

    Sandra Rae PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, my daughter had a call from the vet hospital about half an hour ago, to say she has perked up a little, however they’ve done various tests but everything’s come back fine. They’re really perplexed as to what it is. Unfortunately there’re recommendation is not good. They’ve asked to keep her another night but they feel the best cause of action is to put her to sleep. My daughters really upset as she’s only had her a few months and being on her own, Luna was good company for her, thank you so much for keeping in touch xx
     
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    I would seek a second opinion to be honest. There is not enough evidence to hint at a life threatening condition.
     
  11. mrs phas

    mrs phas my home, my sofa, my rules

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    please ask your vet for a secnd opinion, preferably from an avian specialist
     
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    Did you get a second opinion for your Quaker? I hope everything has gone well for her xx
     
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