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Originally Posted by Lyndi View Post

I just got my peacock a month ago and 2 days ago he started sitting a lot and today fell sideways when trying to walk. Not eating ether but drinking some. Can't see what poop looks like but got some corid tonight. He is 6 months old don't really know what to do, I'm new at this. Don't think he has ever been wormed. What should I do first.

Welcome to BYC! You need to act quickly or there is a very good chance he will die. Can you bring him inside where it's warm?




He did die that evening and I convinced his owner to weigh him and do a necropsy. Body weight was only 1200 grams. Normal weight for a male this age is 2400-3200 grams.


Here are the necropsy pictures:


This shows how thin he was


Classic blackhead lesions




Edited by casportpony - 3/28/16 at 9:58am