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    What a love! They usually drop a tad bit of weight during weaning/fledging.
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    That's great to hear! I'd definitely bump up more on veggies, especially vitamin A rich foods. Yams are high in vitamin A. Grays need A. Leafy greens are great: kale, chard, dandelion greens. If he won't eat them plain, then finely chop them up into a yam.
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    Okay thank you i will get onto that. Will need to arrange sending the sample as all transit parcels are on hold due to the covid situation. Very bad timing for everything. As of current update, the vet prescribed Vidaylin-M syrup to cater to nutritients. He seems a lot better now. Started to play with his toys and also has started to vocalize. Hope he is getting better.
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    Taha, There's another way to have him tested outside your country. This company, located in the UK, will analyze blood sampling for a wide variety of avian maladies. I know of a bird owner who used their services to adequately diagnose their bird. You have a blood sample obtained and then you send it directly to their lab. Here is that link: https://www.animalgenetics.eu/Avian/avian-cost-pound.html
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    The cage is built from a safe metal hence that might not be the reason. For the diet yes the current diet just seems to be high in fat or it could be a low quality pellet mix. Since yesterday i am trying to feed him fruits and vitamin water to cater to any deficiency if that was the cause. Really hoping that it was a deficiency and not an ND diesease as there is not treatment for it here. Peanuts i always give him without the shell. All nuts are washed and made sure are without shells so he doesnt inhale any dust from shells. I was really hoping to use a means of calling or talking to a certified avian vet. Thank you for the link. I just purchased their membership. Contacted them. Now waiting for a reply. I am living in Pakistan. Where there only certified vets for cats and dogs sadly. That is what the vet that visited us yesterday said that we can only be able to treat the symptoms with hope that it is only deficiency and he recovers.
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    Try this: https://www.justanswer.com/sip/bird-veterinary?r=ppc|ga|26|General - Rest of World - Search|Avian Vet|&JPKW=avian vet online&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=367739556949&JPMT=e&JPNW=g&JPAF=txt&JPRC=1&JPCD=20190717&JPOP=TM-H2HybridsAds&cmpid=17685483&agid=2065716483&fiid=&tgtid=kwd-38125846671&ntw=Search&dvc=Desktop&r=ppc|ga|1|||&JPKW=avian vet online&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=367739556949&JPMT=e&JPNW=g&JPAF=txt&JPRC=1&JPCD=&JPOP=&cmpid=17685483&agid=2065716483&fiid=&tgtid=kwd-38125846671&ntw=g&dvc=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5o7QzNyl6gIVCr3ACh1KQw-aEAAYASAAEgLaOPD_BwE
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    I can only imagine how frightening this all must be. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't find the proper vet. Unless his cage bars are zinc coated galvanized steel, then it's doubtful his seizure was from a metal or zinc toxicity. The pellet could be suspect if it's not a well known brand such as Tops, Harrisons, Roudy Bush, etc. His diet should be high in fresh veggies, some fruit, a few nuts, some seed, millet, fresh sprouts. Avoid sunflower seeds unless used as a treat from time to time. If you are giving him peanuts in a shell, those should be avoided due to the possibility of them having aspergillus. I wonder if there's such a thing as a phone in avian vet service available. They have them for humans, so I'm thinking there could be someone you could consult with over the phone or via an internet chat. It's just a wild thought, but something you might want to see if anything like this exists. Until you find out why he seized, you are only treating the symptoms; not the underlying cause. What country are you in?
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    Thank you for the reply. Toys are only rope toys and wooden perch which are bird friendly. There are no other bell or metal related toys in the cage. As for the diet he was having pellet diet only with occasional fruit. Should i increase the times of fruit and veggie diet in a week? The swab test was not done by the vet. He did not have any equipment for parrots. That is the main problem that there is not even a single certified avian vet even in any other city. Since a long time i have been searching for a vet in any other city which specializes in birds or parrots but i was unable to find one. All vets are either specilized for cats and dogs or only generlized in poultry or general animal health. As for the current update, he has started to eat mango from my hand and also drinking ORS mixed water with vitamns on his own. Still looks a bit weak but is better than what he looked in the morning. I was stunned myself when he got the seizure. Gladly my mother was around and she didnt panick and dealt with him to stabalize him.
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    Seizures are extremely difficult to watch. I'm so sorry your young baby isn't doing well. I have a few questions for you: what is his curren t diet? Does he chew on anything that's metal (ie: cheap bells hanging on pre-made toys) What type of metal are the bars from his cage? Birds can stroke if they have heavy metal poisoning. Did this vet do any swabs to rule out infection? Aspirgillus is a fungal infection that should be looked into. The unfortunate thing is that you don't have access to a vet that specialized in birds. It may be worth looking into finding one that you could travel to outside your city. Stay strong, and please keep us posted.
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    Just a 9 week update picture... This was a couple of days ago and she has now lost all her baby feathers and is being very difficult to feed as she has decided not to eat all her formula but is eating veg and pellets but not very many, her weight has dipped very slightly but is still hovering around the 430g mark. I don't think i have stressed so much as i have recently over whether she is eating enough but i realise weaning is hard on the bird and the owner 🍼 > 🍎🥕🥦
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    Emergency. Please i need help. My african grey congo is around 2.5 years old. He is a healthy and happy bird playful and talkative. I did not see any health symptoms in previous days. Today morning he was just singing casually and just screamed and dropped down to the floor and was lying upside down with claws tightly squeezed and no response. It looked like a seziure or stroke. My mother took him out of the cage and sprayed some water and tried to rub his back and belly but he was not responding for a few seconds but then pulse came back. But he looked very weak. I live in a country where there are absoulotly NO Avian vets in any town or city. Only vets are for cats and dogs. Few vets also deal with poultry but not certified for parrots. I immediatly called a vet who lived near by he came urgently and checked him and his pulse and just an overall inspection and said that it might be a heat stroke as temp this summer here are very high but my parrot is always indoor and always have fan cooling ventilation. Or the vet said it might be deficiency or weakness. He said to just keep watch and try to feed him fruits. After the vet left i tried to feed him his favorite fruit mango but he wasnt eating and was trying to push my hand away aggresively as he was not in the mood to eat. As he was pushing my hand away suddenly again the stroke/sezuire came again he screamed and dropped to the floor again. My hands were shaking again and was not able to do anything but my mother took him out of the cage and again tried to rub on his back and belly but he was not responding and his eyes were closed and his head hanged down as if there was no pulse in his body. But eventually rubbing and spraying a little water the pulse came back. I immediatly called the vet again he came as fast as he could. He gave him injection of small dosage of steroid and some vitamin drip to stabalize him. Then after a while he said that it might be ND disease as he is showing nervous symptoms. He also asked if my parrot was vaccinated of ND diesease but i said no. So he gave him some medicine vaccine and also disperene orally dissolved in water. For now the my bird seems stable but not active at all. But seems to sit upright and also just now 10mins ago he drank water which was mixed with ORS electrolytes for deficiency. He is still not eating yet. But drinking a little water. The vet said to keep close eye on him to check if he gets better. There is no confirmation if my parrot has the ND deisease as to confirm that a PCR test is required which is not availible in my country. So it is just a visual conclusion according to symptoms. I dont know what else to do. There are no avian specialist vets in my country. I am very desperate. I cannot bear to look at my bird have a stroke/seizure again. Please advice what could be done. The vet said to repeat the same medicine once every day in hopes that he recovers. Please advice what else should i do. Thank you. Regards.
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