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RockabyeBillie

Woke up this morning and my bird is very weak. Can't climb, wobbly walking. I take him to the vet and they tell me he is geriatric, so they think the issue is musculoskeletal. He may have arthritis or something like that and they don't think he is drinking enough water. Gave him fluids and a force feeding and sent him back home with me. I have to give him Pedialite daily and keep him in a Rubbermaid so he can't hurt himself trying to climb. My poor old man :(
Jun 12 2013 03:47 PM
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    Jessem
    What type of bird is he?
    Jun 12 2013 04:56 PM
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    RockabyeBillie
    cockatiel. and that's what I said regi, but he said with older animals things can happen suddenly.
    Jun 12 2013 07:26 PM
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    MissMelsWell
    How old is he? I used to have an aviary of cockatiels and raised them for years. I might have some ideas for you. :)
    Jun 12 2013 10:27 PM