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Old 06-17-2012, 12:33 PM
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URGENT Help Needed....

I need help with my BHC, who seems very ill..... I would go to a vet, but I live in the middle of nowhere, the only vet near here only really does livestock and hasn't got a clue about exotic birds.....

I came home to find George (my BHC) on the floor, feathers all ruffled, I thought he was dead at first but he's breathing fine. It's just like he's asleep, he's currently lying on my hand snuggling into my chest, still breathing fine, occasionally shaking his head but otherwise nothing......

Any help would be greatly appreciated....

Thankyou....
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Could a cat or dog have attacked him? Does he fly? Could he have flown into something? I have no idea what to do, but could you maybe call a vet even tho you don't have one close? Maybe they could give you some advice.
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Sorry, I meant to say the floor of his cage.... He's the only animal I have....

I've tried phoning, but they're all closed as it's Sunday.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:38 PM
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Is he eating or drinking anything? Maybe try getting him to drink some water or one of his favorite foods. I am just grasping at straws here. Can he stand?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Hello I know an avian vet is a long way away from you but this is a friend for up to 30 years.z He relies on you and I suggest getting him to the vet.Usually when a bird actually shows signs of sickness they are very sick.This us because they hide their symptoms for fear of being abandoned by the flock.Most vets have emergency services for situations like this any day of the week. If you take him to the vet you can be at peace of mind.

Edit: The vets may not offer I emergency services on fathers day I didn't consider that

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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Thankyou for all the help..... I'm afraid he passed away....

It came on so quick, I wouldn't of had time to get him to the nearest one anyway, even if I did set off as soon as I found him like that......

He did come round for a bit, opening his wings and nuzzling into my neck, but he seemed to have 3 or 4 small fits of some sort and was gone..... I've never had a bird die from an illness like that before, normally just from old age. I don't know if birds can have epilepsy, but that was the first thing I thought of when I saw him fitting......

Thanks again for all the help....

R.I.P George.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

I'm so sorry to hear
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

so sorry for your loss
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

Sorry for your loss!
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Re: URGENT Help Needed....

I am so terribly sorry. I know how it must hurt you.
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