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Old 10-04-2017, 10:35 AM
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I've noticed my galah pants really easily (beak open loud breaths) and has been that way since I got him a few months ago, what I mean is for example: It's clear he doesn't like being restraint, be it by towel or hand so starts to fight and wiggle out, my concern is he could only be fighting out of the restraint for a few seconds and that would start the panting (which lasts only a few secs also) literally a couple to a few seconds is enough to start it. I would think that's normal but it would take ALOT more fighting from my alexandrine to start a pant.
I have never noticed him panting at any other time (playing, flapping etc)
Could it be he just REALLY hate's being restraint or does it point to health issue?
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:25 AM
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

sounds like EXTREME stress to me, which can be fatal to birds pretty quickly

get a vet check anyway, you can never be too safe. why is it you restrain them? It seems the easiest way to avoid it is to stop restraining them. I can't think of any situation outside of a vet or emergency situation you would need to actually restrain them
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

Yes have the exact same with Plum and try and syringe him meds he involves all tools at his disposal, head turning, beak, feet kicking and wings out wriggling like mad. You say he recovers quickly so should be OK IMO.

As this is extremely stressful only do it when you absolutely have to, you don't state a reason.

As this RB2 is new to you have you had a CAV check over? You would do well to try and make the towel less frightening, a very stressed bird @ the vets is not the best.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:12 PM
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

Layla also pants when restrained. She only needs to be restrained for veterinary tests though. No panting seen at home but I never have a need to restrain her. Luckily she takes her medications well from a syringe, so even then no restraint used.
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

I always thought panting was due to them being stressed or overheated.
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

I didn't respond to this at first, because I didn't know how to answer, but lordtriggs kind of broke the ice....why restrain the bird other than an emergency? With clark he likes being "coned" (ice cream cone posture) I didn't know really how to start this line of inquiry to help you.
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

Thanks for the responses, I've only ever restraint him to gives meds and another time recently when he was being super stuborn about going back to his cage, will now use other methods after reading how dangerous this is, aparently birds can get a fatal muscle disease amongst other things from stressful restraints it's very common in poultry
He did have a vet check the first week I got him (gram stain, physical and pbfd + few other major diseases) all was well with the exeption of a minor bacteria which cleared easily. I did not know about his easy panting untill after the vet visit and brushed it off as just him really hating being restraint but after him doing it recently has me questioning it again. They are both due for a vet check soon so I'll be sure to bring it up.
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Re: RB2 Panting very easily?

ignore this, was some confusion

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Had the page open since the morning, Didn't refresh and thought noone replied to me!
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Quote: Originally Posted by adz1984 View Post
Had the page open since the morning, Didn't refresh and thought noone replied to me!
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