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Michelle Ward, Veterinarian
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Experience:  Associate Veterinarian at Riverview Animal Clinic
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How can i tell if my cockatoo is thin, I think he is under

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how can i tell if my cockatoo is thin
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird?
Customer: I think he is under weight
JA: Where does the bird seem to hurt?
Customer: he does not
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: no
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the bird eating normally?
Customer: I was playing with and his chest fellt thin
JA: Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** is 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about sidney?
Customer: no I try to make sure he gets vit and min

Hi this is Dr. Michelle. I will see if I can help. The best way to check for body condition in a bird is to feel his chest. There is a bone in the middle of the breast (the keel) and that should be easily felt, but the muscle on each side of it should be about the same height as the bone is. Your cockatoo should be eating a large variety of food, and not just seed, as it is not nutritionally complete. I hope this helps.

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