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  1. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    I think my macaw may be sick! His breathing is very loud, and he is just acting funny. WTH DO I DO? (please help I love my lil birdie boy)
  2. chshafer

    chshafer Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2010
    It would be best to get him to a vet as soon as you can. as a prey species, birds are very good at hiding they are sick because in nature if an animal seems sick it is likely to be chosen to be a predators next meal. if hes showing signs of being sick it may already have been going on for a while but he was trying very hard not to let anyone know. if his breathing sounds loud he may have an upper respiratory infection. birds easily get sick if they get into drafts in the winter. it could also be something as simple as needing more humidity in the air. air in homes can be much drier in the winter because of heaters running and that could make his breathing sound funny too. but to be on the safe side i would recommend seeing a vet. Good luck! hope everything turns out ok.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA

    A visit to the vet needs to happen. What are all the symptoms? Any runny nose, coughing, diarrhea? If you are unable to find one that takes birds or does not know how to treat them, (this is my case) and he is exhibiting any of these symptoms, you could try some antibiotics. If you have some for your poultry, they will work on your parrots. Just a thought.

    I hope he feels well soon. [​IMG]
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  4. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I sure hope he feels better soon too.
  5. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    .............. [​IMG] .......... [​IMG]
    YAY!!!!! He has made a full recovery! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

  7. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land

    Yaaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!! :clap :woot :celebrate :weee
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Great! What was the matter with him? Asthma attack?
  9. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    I still don't know what was the mater with him, but I think he passed it on to my other birds(including my now dead cockatiel) [​IMG]
    However, I may be getting a new bird, very soon! [​IMG]
  10. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

    Apr 7, 2011
    Boonies of NY
    My Coop
    Oh no! I'm so sorry about your cockatiel. But, this sounds like a very bad idea since you don't know what was wrong... birds don't get 'colds'-- they get viruses and infections, and most bird disease is communicable from bird to bird. Sometimes to people, too, when talking about psitticosis and such. Some diseases are fatal to the parrot, while others cause life-long chronic problems. Please figure out what is wrong first, before bringing another bird home! If your cockatiel died very recently, a necropsy can be done by your avian vet if you have one... otherwise you really should consider getting your macaw in for a check up!

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