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I have a 13-yr-old African that drinks a LOT of water lately

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I have a 13-yr-old African Gray that drinks a LOT of water lately and consequently poops out a lot of clear water with her other waste. Has lost weight. Acts pretty normal--maybe a little quieter--and has been a plucker mostly just around her chest down to bottom of her legs, but leaves her down feathers there. Had blood work done. Most of the results below. What do you think? Thank you!!
Heterophils-1260, lymphocytes 2925,monocytes-225, basophils-90, WBC estimate-4.5, HCT-43, phosphorus-6.4, CPK-438, Differential-absolute %
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help

Do you have reference ranges for the blood results you listed (since each blood machine is a bit different)?

Where Veda's kidney and liver parameters normal? Or were these all that were checked?

Is the fecal portion of her stools normal?

How is her appetite?

Any access to heavy metals or toxins?