1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Sick parakeet

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by megan123, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. megan123

    megan123 Out Of The Brooder

    18
    0
    22
    Jan 18, 2013
    My parakeet Ozzy isn't acting right. We have only had him since Christmas and I'm new to owning caged birds. He was fine earlier today but when I got home from work I noticed he was all puffed up so I got him out of his cage and he wasn't flying all around like he normally does. When I checked his body over his vent had no feathers around it and was dirty. Anyone know what it could be. I don't have the money to take him to a vet so any advice may be helpful. [​IMG]
     
  2. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    212
    8
    73
    Oct 7, 2012
    Ok, you need a heat!!! Heat lamp,not to hot 85 degrees put in a plastic tub, would you have oxegen around? I know most people don't, I am lucky to have this.
    is he eating? Or drinking, if so put a little bit of pedilite in his water
    The heat box needs to be at 85, but he needs to walk away from the heat if he gets to hot. Cover the box this reduce stress, give him millet
    Please check the heat!!!! You need that thing to tell you how hot it is (lol no coffee yet) you can kill him if its to hot.
     
  3. ladybirdb12

    ladybirdb12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    212
    8
    73
    Oct 7, 2012
    Ummm cheek around for a breeder, they might know. What to do BUT THE BIRD VET IS THE RIGHT AND BEST THING TO DO.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by