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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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She flying around the cage on the bottom she letting me hold

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She flying around the cage on the bottom she letting me hold herher wing are out and she holding her head abd body back done kknown what to do for her.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Treet treet she's about 4 years old.
JA: What is the bird's name?
Customer: Treet, treet
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Treet?
Customer: No she was ok early today I came home and she was on the bottom of the cage.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Treet Treet. She's showing evidence of seizure activity which may abate or brain trauma including stroke which has a far worse prognosis. We don't have specific therapies for these conditions in pet birds although we might initiate anticonvulsive drug therapy if seizure activity continues. For now, she needs to be placed in a quiet, dimly lit, unlikely to be disturbed area at a temperature of approximately 85F. If she remained symptomatic in that fashion, she'll need supplemental fluids and feedings by an avian vet (www.aav.org) in a hospital setting in order to prevent her from becoming dehydrated and starved.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
She just laying down I have her in a box wrap up.Can I try to feed her myself.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Yes, but not until she stabilizes lest she end up aspirating food or water into her lungs. A baby bird formula can be fed. Please see here: http://www.kaytee.com/products/exact-hand-feeding-baby-bird.php

Please continue on in our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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