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Old 02-10-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: Please Help! Conure broke his neck!

I am sorry that happened. Sadly accidents happen. You can keep talking to the vet and monitor her but also try to think positive. While it sounds like the dog bit her it and apparently also let go of her. I think if your bird survived this long then it "probably" is going to be okay.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:27 PM
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Re: Please Help! Conure broke his neck!

Quote: Originally Posted by baron1282 View Post
Wow. I do not trust my dog around my bird. I trust my cats more, but that's only because I have seen them play together without worry. I still watch them like a hawk and am always having my hand in between the bird and mouth. Can't be too careful!!

Please give us updates!! I am sorry about what happened, and I pray that your bird is ok without any long term injury.
It depends on the dog. My mom has a small dog I would not trust around a bird since it goes crazy if it hears a squeak toy. In other words it probably would try to make a bird it's play toy. But thinking about it I do not know if any of her small dogs could be trusted. I have a small dog (I got from her) but he shows no interest in my conure. My conure once landed on my dog who proceded to get up and leave the room (as I picked up the bird). I have seen videos of cats with birds. However, cats and ferrets are strict meat eaters so it must never be forgotten a bird can be a meal to them. While dogs eat meat they can also eat things like carrots. I am glad you watch your cats (after all for most cats it is natural to pounce abything that moves or flutters).
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It depends on the dog.
No dog that's large enough to harm one's pet bird should be permitted physical contact with that pet bird! A fright or a sudden unexpected noise may incite the dog to uncharacteristically snap at the bird, and such snaps can occur so quickly that no one standing nearby may be able to intervene in time enough to protect the bird. It's not fair to our pet birds to place them at risk simply because we think it's "cute" or "adorable" to watch them interact with dogs. There may be no apparent problem for years between a dog and a bird sharing contact, and then seemingly out of nowhere a catastrophe may occur.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: Please Help! Conure broke his neck!

This all sounds kind of similar to what happened to my Nimbus, she only fell about a foot but into the coffee table and had a bit of a bobble head and tremors, the vet thought it may be neurological of vit deficiency. Since then shes put on a load of weight (don't think her breeder fed her very well) and gotten so much strength back, so perhaps it was just a little inflamation and vit def. I think what I'm trying to say is I understand your stress at this time! I hope for both your sakes that it isn't anything that can't be recovered from in time! I truly wish you the best of luck.
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This all sounds kind of similar to what happened to my Nimbus, she only fell about a foot but into the coffee table and had a bit of a bobble head and tremors, the vet thought it may be neurological of vit deficiency. Since then shes put on a load of weight (don't think her breeder fed her very well) and gotten so much strength back, so perhaps it was just a little inflamation and vit def. I think what I'm trying to say is I understand your stress at this time! I hope for both your sakes that it isn't anything that can't be recovered from in time! I truly wish you the best of luck.
Thank you!

Looking at her now, she looks awesome! The only thing is the slight twisted neck. Did your bird have that, and did that go away?

In another 20 minutes I'l have to give her another dose of Metacam.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:17 PM
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She was doing this thing called star gazing, she'd rest her head all the way back. And she'd almost look like she'd lose control when trying to look around and make herself dizzy. Almost completely gone now though, it's been about a month. Her head sometimes is a bit wobbly when she gets excited really extending for something, more like a quiver... I dunno.
All she's had done was a calcium supplement in the water and a vitamin injection the other day.
The initially head wobble though looked like a seizure, scariest day of my life, never felt so sick, I understand the fear of sick birds now, I'm going to be a hopeless parent
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She was doing this thing called star gazing, she'd rest her head all the way back. And she'd almost look like she'd lose control when trying to look around and make herself dizzy. Almost completely gone now though, it's been about a month. Her head sometimes is a bit wobbly when she gets excited really extending for something, more like a quiver... I dunno.
All she's had done was a calcium supplement in the water and a vitamin injection the other day.
The initially head wobble though looked like a seizure, scariest day of my life, never felt so sick, I understand the fear of sick birds now, I'm going to be a hopeless parent
Well, the wobbly neck just returned. She fought me not to take her medicine, and since it tastes like crap she shook her head to spit it out. As she did her neck went all wobbly again. Then she closed her eyes and went weak.

It's sad because she looked like she was doing way better. She needs more strength.

I am happy to hear though, that your bird has improved and in just one month.
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Re: Please Help! Conure broke his neck!

I had the same exact thing happen to one of my birds years ago, although she never recovered fully but she learned to perch in a cage once again. I ended up keeping in a heated aquarium with food and water, but I handfed her as well. I kept her in it for a long long time before I tested her to see how she does in a cage and she did great and she lived in a cage once again ever since.
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Status Update: So I wake up this morning to see if her neck is still twisted. As soon as I look inside the cage I see her starring back at me with that same twisted neck. I'm considering now that she's out of the woods, it seems, to take her back to the vet to talk about this issue.

But here's the part that surprised me. She walked over to be picked up as I removed her food and water bowls for cleaning and refilling and... I picked her up and... she weighs as much as a Macaw!!!! Okay, I'm exaggerating, but she has DEFINETLY put on some weight. I mean, I can feel a big difference than normal. Am almost tempted to say at 75%-100% weight gain, that's twice as much!

Now, the Vet did say to let her be for a few days. So the lack of exercise probably caused that. Shoul I be concerned?
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I would highly recommend getting digital scale, so you can better monitor her weight. They are pretty inexpensive, and they come in quite handy.
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