1. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have an african grey parrot that suddenly stopped talking and singing. She makes these wierd sounds when she breathes. Other than that, I see no other symtoms that are out of the ordinary. Does anyone know of a medicine or antibiotic I should give her?


    Thanks
     
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woulds call a vet. It sound like a breathing issue.
     
  3. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Golden Sparrow,
    I'm going to see if I can get a vet to come to the house.
     
  4. Fly 2006

    Fly 2006 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaaww I hope she is ok and you can get a vet to take a look at her
     
  5. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Fly 2006,

    I called a vet today to see if they deal with parrots. Turns out they even take house calls and can come to the house, which is good since my parrot is very skittish and it is difficult to take her out of the cage and bring her in. Shes just nervous sometimes. I'll have to make an appointment tomorrow hopefully they can come to take a look at her. I didn't even know they were vets who can come to the house instead of bringing the bird in person, very convenient.
     
  6. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Good for you! Any changes in normal behavior can indicate an illness, and especially if your bird seems to be making unusual noises while breathing! Respiratory issues are very serious and parrots often hide illness until they are quite sick. When I used to work with parrots and the public, I always urged people to see a vet the moment that something was wrong, because delay can be disastrous. Sometimes it was a false alarm, and I felt bad... but more often than not, it was something serious. I hope all goes well with your veterinarian visiting!
     
  7. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't believe today, my African grey today was singing and talking today like she always has. She seems perfectly fine now, just cant figure out how one day shes quiet all day then the next shes all better as if by magic. I'm going to pay more attention to her now as a warning. Do parrots have sensitive respiratory systems? Because I remember someone working in my house and they were sawing sheetrock that made a lot of dust all over the house. I bet that what caused her to get sick for a few days, it makes sense. I'm glad she's doing better.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Birds are extremely sensitive to air quality. Remember how they used to use canaries in coal mines? If the bird died the people evacuated the area-or they evacuated the mules working in the mine.

    Don't keep your bird in or near the kitchen as the fumes from an overheated non-stick pan will kill them.

    Try not to smoke in the same room as your bird, and don't allow people to smoke around them.

    Yes, be observant on what goes on around your bird.
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you cook with teflon pans?Teflon throws off something that will kill birds.I forget what it is,so if someone else knows what it is please chime in and let us know.I think it was fumes,but I am not positive.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  10. Birdman18

    Birdman18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys,

    Yes I have her in a different room away from the kitchen, I remember when I first got her from the breeder they told me to be careful with cooking certain pans with the teflon. I'll keep away from any telfon pans.

    Thank you!
     

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