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Old 12-28-2016, 05:49 PM
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Re: Really old cockatiel with nose gunk/feet sores. Ideas?

Quote: Originally Posted by ShadowOfTheStorm View Post
I'm ashamed to say... They just eat Walmart seed...
You are not alone in this area, you are learning!
My own father in law, who has been into birds for 30 plus years, has their beautiful Red, a conure, on the same diet! He knows better, but reason? "Red won't eat anything else, I tried 25 years ago..and he usually throws most of the sunflower seeds to the bottom of the cage anyways!" The fid is horribly overweight, not clipped, but can't fly because of his weight!
FYI, they clean the cage every 6plus months, whether it needs it or not! Also, no bottom grate, Red loves to pick!
I am venting on your post, but the point is, don't beat yourself up, you are open to learning!
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Re: Really old cockatiel with nose gunk/feet sores. Ideas?

Yeah, they both need to go to an AVIAN VET, not a general vet, immediately. They definitely have some type of infection going on in their sinuses/heads/respiratory systems, and her feet are both already infected as far as I can tell.

Yes, please dump ALL the food you have that may or may not have moths in it, webbing, anything at all like that in it, and go and get new. You need to keep their food in sealed containers or as stated in the freezer, but you absolutely cannot feed them food that has had moths in it or still does. And you need to be changing their food every day, not every other day...And absolutely get them on some fresh veggies and fruits, and some whole grains...

Priority right now is #1 get that food in the trash and get new, and #2 get them both to an AVIAN VET IMMEDIATELY..If your appointment is not with an avian vet you need to find one ASAP.

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