sick galah not eating
Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:52 AM
I am new here and am in desperate need of advice. I have a galah just around 12 mths old. We found her/him and unbeknown to us it was a wild bird that had been rejected. He was so friendly and soon became a talkative and interactive family member. Just before Christmas he stopped talking and squawking and we suddenly couldnt even handle him. We took him to an excellent vet who treated him for potential lead poisoniong and took blood tests that showed his organs were not functioning properly. A week with the vet, daily antibiotics, diet change (we hadnt been feeding him a balanced diet) and the bird seemed on the mend. Now 3 weeks later, he has stopped squawking at all, isnt eating again, and shakes so much when we go near the cage to change his food and water, he flaps around and is now injuring himself. His wings look very tender and are bleeding. We still talk to him, are very clam and never sneak up on him. We are concerned his brain may have been affected with the initial illness. To be honest, we cant afford to take him back to the vet yet, and I want to know whether we should just keep nuturing him and hope he comes round, or should we go back to vet and break the bank again.....I know that sounds harsh but we need to be realistic.
Could he be brain damaged? Bored? Scared? or just in pain due to injured wings?? I havent noticed any self mutilation at this stage. I am sure the wings are injured due to flapping around the cage. The cage is a decent size and gives him plenty of room to move.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:48 AM
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