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zivie17
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Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by zivie17 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:04 am

My 3 year old female IRN Indi seems very dull. She is all puffed up and has just been sitting at the top of the cage most of the day not making too much noise. Indi has eaten a little today and has had fluid. She also did come down to the bottom of the cage to attack one of her foot toys a few times. Should I be looking at taking her to a vet now or just keeping a close eye on her?

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by SCB -SA » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:56 am

Is it breeding season by you? has she shown any sign in making a nest? laying an egg anything like that?
I know my females seem to go quiet and sit around all puffed up before laying....

If not, yes best to take her to a vet just in case.

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by zivie17 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:13 pm

I'm not too sure when breeding season is? She doesn't seem to have made any signs of making a nest. I just put her out in the loungeroom with me this morning. Still sitting at the top of the cage, is clucking at me and playing with toys still.
I will see how she goes today, I will try and find a good avian vet to ring and see if I can get an appointment.

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by rod038 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:22 pm

It is breeding season now. I would just keep an eye on her. Make sure she is warm and still eating and drinking. If she still plays with her toys she must not be too bad. You know her best and if ever in doubt it wont hurt to get a vet to look at her.

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by Pete_and_meeks » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:30 pm

our bird has just started having the same behavior today. he/she (not sure of the gender yet) is 6 months old and up until today has been fine, playing eating and grooming as normal. but just this afternoon he/she has just been sitting on the perch not moving around much a all and is slightly puffed up. he/she is still grooming and eating and has had some fluid today. what could this mean?

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by julie » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:54 am

Is it getting cold where you are?

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by Pete_and_meeks » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:18 am

not really, but today he has been 100% back to normal. maybe he just had an upset tummy, yet he was still eating. we seem to think he went down hill after we fed him a green grape. i washed the grape before i gave it to him though. could it be that he is sensitive to green grapes? we hadnot tried him on them before.

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by julie » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:21 am

I dont think he was sick, more resting and puffing up to be comfy. They do it a lot more when its getting colder or stormy.

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Re: Advise on a potentially sick birdie :(

Post by AiSell » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:52 am

Sometimes our birds aren't look well because of the weather or food. We have the same problems but I understand that problem was in a food.

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