I woke up this morning to see my parakeet trying to expel a large bloodly mass or a deformed egg...I can't really tell. It is completely out of her body, but still attached....it has stayed just like this for the last hour. I also think there's increased blood on the thing she is trying to expel. What's going on & how can I help her?
Type of Animal: Parakeet
Age: 3 years
Name of Bird: Blondie
Not much....we put some paper towels in the bottom of the cage, in case she was actually laying an egg, so try to make it more nest like, but she wants to perch on the side bars of her cage. She seems calm.
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. SHE HAS AN EGG PROBLEM WITH A PROLAPSE. THIS IS LIFE-THREATENING--GET HER TO A BIRD EXPERIENCED VET NOW.Move the bird to an aquarium, box or carrier with soft towels in the bottom, no perch, and food and water in low bowls that can be reached easily. Put the whole thing on a heating pad on low or medium. Keep the unit partially covered, warm and quiet. Go to this link for some ideas. Do not try to force food or water. You can offer warm cooked rice, pancakes, cornbread, grapes, melon, greens in addition to normal food. Transport as soon as possible.Pet/feed store medications and home remedies are harmful, ineffective, immuno-suppressive, and make them much worse and may interfere with the veterinarian's diagnosis and treatment. Do not use them. You are going to need local help on this, and a scientific and solid diagnosis to find safe and effective treatment.You need to to take your bird to see an avian-experienced veterinarian ASAP for complete examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Check this link for members of AAV in your area or call your regular vet and see who they recommend; ask if they really have worked with birds a lot. Your bird may need injectable fluids, calcium, antibiotics and many other medications. Act quickly and good luck.
25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds