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Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« on: May 04, 2016, 08:52:30 PM »

Zulu, my 17 year old female African Grey has lived with me for 6 weeks, having spent the first 17 years of her life with my best friend.  She settled in well, talks loads, comes out all the time but this evening she's started heavy loud breathing, sneezing, stopped talking and has loose stools which are watery with little green flecks.  Called the vet but she gets so distraught being moved I don't want to take her miles away.
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Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 09:00:51 PM »

Was it an avian vet? Its quite vital in birds, regular vets don't really understand birds.  If it was avian i would have thought they would have told you to get her to the vets. You can't waste time with birds.

I would get her checked out, despite her not liking being moved. The heavy breathing alone is a worry without the other symptoms too. Better safe than sorry :(


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Re: Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 09:16:07 PM »

Thanks for your reply.  I spoke with a vet who treats exotic pets and the avian one is due in in the morning.  There's no-one else nearby who treats parrots.  I also don't have a travel cage yet, she just has a huge cage but I do have a cat box I could kit out.
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Re: Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 09:30:10 PM »

Well hopefully you can tale her tomorrow, a cat carrier with a towel down is as good as a travel cage for the vets so get one of those if you can get her booked in tomorrow


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Re: Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 07:21:42 AM »

Thank you so much for your messages yesterday that were very reassuring.  Zulu had quite a restless night but at around 3am she started whistling and talking, drinking and eating.  Her breathing is now normal and she's stopped sneezing.  I'm off work for 4 days so am keeping a very close eye on her.  This is the best place for reassuring a mental parrot lover like myself, because you are all there with me!  :ty :grey: and a "you alright darlin" from Zulu xx
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Re: Heavy breathing, loose stools, sneezing, quiet
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 07:55:18 AM »

thats good, keep a close eye on her, I think it's worth trying to speak to the avian vet just to get their advice on what it could have been.
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