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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
Satisfied Customers: 23839
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Was on bottom of cage. cant sit on on perch. wont drink and

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was on bottom of cage. cant sit on on perch. wont drink and has a wet beak
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird?
Customer: he is about 17 years old
JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt?
Customer: he is just sleeping in my hand now.
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the bird. What is the bird's name?
Customer: Charlie
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: no he doesn't breath very well
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. I'm afraid that there's a good chance that Charlie is no longer with us. He sounded like a critically ill bird who needed the attention of an avian vet at your earliest convenience. Please let me know if you still need help.