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Alexandrine parrot query

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azgardezi
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Alexandrine parrot query

Post by azgardezi » Mon May 04, 2020 10:15 am

Hello everyone. Sorry for posting this over here but I checked the Alex's section on this forum and it seems that no one has responded on that forum for years now. I have a baby Alex that has just started weaning (he just had his first piece of apple and guava today). I got the Alex a few days back from a local breeder.

There are a few concerns that I have regarding my Alex. Please bear with me.

1. The breeder who I got it from had a clutch of Alex's he was selling. Naturally, I went for the one that was the most active. When I came home I realized it was wheezing and sneezing (occasionally). I also noticed some nasal discharge, plus a bit of beak was kept open to breathe - I realized there was a respiratory issue.

2. The next day the wheezing disappeared but the sneezing was periodic.

3. The parrot preens itself regularly, responds to its name and makes sounds to get itself noticed. Plus it keeps flapping ts wings to practice its flight. There is also no loss of appetite.

4. I got the bird checked by a local vet who has a very good reputation (Others mostly are experts on cats and dogs but not birds). I was told by the vet that the breeder that I got it from probably aspirated the poor bird when he was feeding it. As per him, in case there was flu or sickness, the bird would not be as active as it is. I was recommended some nasal drops which I am now administering.

5. As mentioned earlier, my bird has started picking up and exploring / eating tit bits of fruits. How do I go about shifting the bird from the formula diet to a solid diet which would consist of fruits and seeds?

6. What foods can I give the bird that would improve its current breathing condition.

azgardezi
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Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 1:11 pm

Re: Alexandrine parrot query

Post by azgardezi » Mon May 18, 2020 10:38 am

thank you everyone for not even bothering to reply !

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