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My cockatiel is bleeding from his nose and eye. And chirping…

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My cockatiel is bleeding...

My cockatiel is bleeding from his nose and eye

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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Bird Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with your cockatiel. Such bleeding is consistent with trauma, vitamin K deficiency, or severe hypovitaminosis A - a lack of vitamin A in the diet. Nutritional imbalances are a common cause of illness in our pet birds. What has your bird's diet consisted of, please? Seeds should compose less than 20% of its diet. A diet of mainly seed and nuts has excessive fat, carbohydrates, and phosphorus; marginal protein; adequate vitamin E, and are deficient in amino acids, calcium, available phosphorus, sodium, manganese, zinc, iron, vitamins A, D3 (necessary for efficient absorption of calcium), K, and B12, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, choline, and available niacin. Ideally, a balanced pelleted diet such as can be found here: www.harrisonsbirdfoods.com or here: www.lafeber.com/pet-birds should be fed as well as hard boiled egg yolk, pancakes and cornbread, the tops of fresh greens, dairy products such as yogurt and cheese, fresh fruits such as apples, pears, melon, kiwi, and berries, vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, beets, asparagus, cabbage, sweet potato, and squash, and even tiny pieces of meat.

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