Sick Parakeet - Need Advice
Saturday, April 23, 2011
UPDATED SUNDAY 4/24 - UNFORTUNATELY LITTLE BONKERS DIED JUST BEFORE 1:00 TODAY. I AM MOST UPSET BECAUSE HE SUFFERED AND THERE REALLY WASN'T ANYTHING I COULD DO. THANK YOU FOR BEING CONCERNED ENOUGH TO TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO HELP.
My male parakeet started behaving like this earlier today. He isn't throwing up, but he obviously is ill. Have you see this before, and if so, do you have any idea what this could be?
In response to some of the comments below: I don't use non stick pans around the birds, and I am on electricty only (no gas). I live in a suburban area and don't have fumes of any kinds around me. I don't think the problem is environmental since the other bird is not sick. I haven't changed their food or dishes. I did wash their dishes yesterday, but used Dawn blue liquid (the same stuff used to wash oil contaminated birds), which I have used in the past with no problem. I know I rinsed and dried them very thoroughly before filling them with food and water and putting them back in their cage. Again, the other bird is not sick, so I don't think it was that.
Right now I am not so concerned about what caused this, as what is going on with him. Has anyone had a bird who reacted like this? What was the outcome? Did the bird survive? If you took it to a vet, what did the vet say?
Thank you to everyone for responding and showing your concern. While I don't have the money to do anything heroic, I would like to be able to at least make him as comfortable as I can until he either recovers, or....not.