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Old 02-18-2013, 04:17 PM
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My parrot is panting!?

My lorikeet just started panting and breathing very heavily. I offered him some water but he wasn't interested. I'm really scared for him because I'm scared it's a disease. He is young but I don't know exactly how old because we rescued him from the wild. He is handtame. What should I do? Do I take him to the vet!? Thankyou
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:23 PM
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Re: My parrot is panting!?

Yes, take him to the vet. This should be done anyway as a new bird to help rule out any problems. I understand you rescued him from the wild but if you plan on keeping him and not re-releasing him the Lorikeet should see a Avian qualified and knowledge vet.

Please update us as to how he is doing.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:35 PM
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Re: My parrot is panting!?

yes take to vet ASAP if he isnt taking his nectar or water and still panting like he is!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:18 PM
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Re: My parrot is panting!?

Take him to the emergency vet, I don't know any diseases that have panting, maybe respitory ?
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Re: My parrot is panting!?

Heat stroke produces panting. And I would definately suspect respiratory difficulty.
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