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August Abbott, CAS
August Abbott, CAS, Certified Avian Specialist
Category: Bird
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Experience:  Cert. Avian Specialist; Int. Assoc.Animal Behavior Consult; Pet Ind. Joint Advisory Council; author
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I have 2 peacocks - a male and a female. I have had them

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.I have 2 peacocks - a male and a female. I have had them about a year. The male one keeps his mouth open and his neck looks funny to me. I don't know much about caring for them. Peacocks are new to me. JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird? Customer: He is keeping his beak open and it doesn't look right. JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt? Customer: He doesn't act like it hurts. I'm just worried. JA: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the bird? Customer: He is eating fine.

Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Bird
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I could send a video of him if needed.
Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 3 months ago.

I'm August Abbott, cert. avian specialist; owner of N.CA Parrot Rescue. Give me just a few minutes to review your question & respond. I'm with you

Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 3 months ago.

Sending a video or a link to a video would be very helpful. Take your time

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm having trouble getting the video to send
Could we talk on the phone?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I really can't afford additional money. I think he might have worms. Should I just put medicine in his water?
Expert:  August Abbott, CAS replied 3 months ago.

This won't cost you anything extra since I can't do phone calls. I'm in a large bird rescue and the noise isn't conducive to conversation (as you might imagine). So between you being my eyes and trusting your instincts, we'll figure this out.

What kind of environment are your birds in? Where do you live (what's the weather lately?)

Next, let's talk 'poop'. What are their droppings looking like? Can you tell if both of these birds are making similar looking droppings?

Did you get these birds from a reputable source? Tell me why you are thinking 'worms' ?