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Old 11-11-2018, 11:22 PM
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Great news! So I don't think tumor must mean abscess as that is an antibiotic you are giving! I hope you are feeding veggies especially ones high in vitamin A this will really help as well, cooked warm pumpkin or raw, sweet potato cooked usually like better, red , yellow or orange bell peppers and hot red chilli peppers gave the most Vitamin A. Vitamin A helps immunity and often birds who develope respiratory infections do so in part because of low vitamin A. I sure hope this is the last round of medication needed
Great advise. I'll definitely add some more of that into her diet.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:50 PM
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Hello again everyone. I have an update on Coco. She doesn't breathe with her beak open anymore. I wish I knew what happened Saturday when we got back from the vet. I'd love to see her eating a lot again. She eats about 5 times a day now. Maybe she is old. She still sleeps a lot. Sometimes her head hangs low. She sometimes feels me checking up on her and she adjusts herself. She likes to perch a bit high on a stick that's perpendicular when you look at her so you can see her left or right. Usually it's her left, ever since her right eye was a bit damaged, but I still find her facing right sometimes. She is hardly vocal. She only says something when she sees me. It's not loud. I've done a bit of research to see if I could find anything on how to tell her age. The two biggest things I found were that her legs should have a bigger space between them and the feathers close to her beak should be bigger. Also, some sources say they do sleep a lot more as they age. Up to 18 hours in some cases. Her head still twitches sometimes when she sleeps. I was starting to think this excessive sleeping behavior was a seasonal thing, but few people on any forum have experienced this. As I recall, none of my budgies ever did this. I mean they did, but that was when they were sick. As I've mentioned, Coco is my first and only cockatiel. Maybe their behavior differs enough for this to happen. Right now, she finished preening a bit and is back to sleeping. I should mention that when she sleeps she tries to turn her head so she's facing away from me.

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Thanks for the update, Jose. You've really learned a lot, it shows - and you're doing good by Coco. Don't forget to just spend quality time playing and just "being" with Coco, not counting when you're busing her to CAV visits and such. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks for the update, Jose. You've really learned a lot, it shows - and you're doing good by Coco. Don't forget to just spend quality time playing and just "being" with Coco, not counting when you're busing her to CAV visits and such. Keep up the good work.
Thank you very much. It wouldn't have been possible with all thr help. I'm taking her back tomorrow for a progress check. I believe she's made a full recovery. She was playing with her toys today. She was even eating the millet. She even more vocal now. Granted it isn't like when she was young, but she seems healthy. She greets me when I come from work now. I missed that so much.
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This is fantastic news!!!! So happy to read this! Great job great care giver. A life saved!
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So Coco seems to be doing fine. However, the vet did find she is going blind in her left eye as well. Right now, I just need to inject twice until Monday and watch her. I left a message asking what special care I would need to give her. Overall, though she is better. Thank you, everyone. We wouldn't have gotten this far if not for all your help and the vet.
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Re: Did my cockatiel have a seizure?

I'm so glad she's doing so much better...I'm sorry about her eye..What did the Vet say is causing her "blindness"? How did the Vet even know she is having vision issues, did she test her vision? Or did she see something like a Cataract in her eye?
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I'm so glad she's doing so much better...I'm sorry about her eye..What did the Vet say is causing her "blindness"? How did the Vet even know she is having vision issues, did she test her vision? Or did she see something like a Cataract in her eye?
He said that she hardly reacted at all when he shined a light at any distance on her right eye. On the left eye she did hiss when as he got closer. He also noticed it was a little cloudy. It doesn't seem to be affecting her behavior much. She still eats plenty. About 7 times a day to average it out. Only difference is she does seem to have trouble recognizing me so she hisses a little until she "feels" it's me. I guess she recognizes the way I clean her cage or talk or something along those lines. Also, she isn't as vocal as before, but she still plays.
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Re: Did my cockatiel have a seizure?

Jose, it might have been better to continue this thread, so people already Know the back story on the open mouth breathing. Sure am sorry to hear she is not well!!
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