My Amazon parrot I had him for 25years use to talk make noises stopped talking two weeks ago he eats well. but I am worried I love him so much should I worry or do I have to take him emergecy hospital I dont have much money I dont know how much it will cost to take him, please please let me know asap thank you so much. sincerely XXXXX XXXXX40969.0826084838
Type of Animal: Amazon Parrotdo
Gender: think male
Age: 25 yrs old
Name of Bird: MangoI
I have not tried anything!
Hello, I am sorry to hear about Mango's issue.It is good that you are paying close attention to him and have noticed a change of behavior in the past 2 weeks.Birds tend to be pretty subtle when not feeling well in general though a reduction in play or talking may be one of the first signs.Is Mango eating well? grooming? otherwise looking bright and alert? or does he seem a bit droopy, off food, fluffy appearance?What is his usual diet?Sounds like you may likely need to bring Mango to an avian veterinarian for an exam though may not need an emergency visit unless he is off food, appears fluffed or depressed, or is having any respiratory distress.
1995 UC Davis grad
emergency medicine, surgery, and general practice with avian and exotic interest
Thank you for your answer! I am keeping him nice and warm, untill I take him to a Vet, I had never taken him in the car I dont know how should I take him ? his cage is very heavy! and plus I am afraid he will be scared! thamk you again sincerely Hasmig
It is helpful sometimes to have a smaller cage to use for transport for parrots. It is better not to have too many toys or perches in so they don't fall or get banged during the drive. A heavy duty plastic cat carrier may work as well. A towel on the bottom for him to stand on and not slip and a towel to cover it so he is less afraid of the surroundings tends to work well.Best of luck- Hope Mango is feeling better soon!