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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a red-headed conure, aprox 15 yrs old....discovered

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I have a red-headed conure, aprox 15 yrs old....discovered her slumped & limp on the bottom of her cage. She stepped onto my finger when requested. I discovered her water bowl was empty & refilled it. She drank ALOT from her perch. I had to leave for a few hrs & when I returned, found her face & head down in her food bowl. I thought she was dead, then saw shallow breathing. I've been holding her & trying to give her drops of water. Can't tell how much she drank vs. what ended up on my shirt. She seems alittle more alert, but does not move. I have her sitting on a pillow with my arm around it & also switch to holding her. When I hold her, I use 1 hand & put a finger under each wing, supporting her head.
Is this dehydration or something else? What else shld I do? PLEASE tell me: What are my chances she'll survive tonite?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. You described a critically ill conure and I would be surprised and pleased if you were able to pull her through. Please giv eme an update on her if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Pat,

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