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Old 07-11-2018, 03:48 PM
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So if you saw my other vet thread Lincoln has some odd vitamin and nutrients levels and we are working on that but I never got the full results because the voicemail had cut off and I couldn't get in contact with the vet and was running around a lot bc of life stuff. I adjusted his diet and such based off what I did know and he's been doing okay but I am at the vet with him again for a follow up (they're in the back checking to see how his bacterial infection is doing, Lincoln is with me though) and they went over everything with me again. He's low in phosphor AND calcium. He's also dehydrated despite his very wet chop + constant access to water + regular showers. He's high in cholesterol and something else I can exactly remember right now but they're writing it down on his sheet for me to take home.

Now here's the problem; I showed them the diet he's on currently and they approved it and said I covered all be basis except calcium which I will need to add in, yet he's still low on lots of stuff. They're worried he's just not absorbing the nutrients and suggest supplements but I know eclectus don't normally do well with supplements and I'm a little confused on what to do.

They've given me some suggestions on getting him hydrated and getting his skin less dry (can't remember but something do with bathing oils, again will be written on the sheet so I'll update when they come back) but im also hesitant about that but I'll see what you guys think when I get everything back.

So:
- Bacterial infection
- Dry skin
- Elevated white cell count due to either molt or infection or both
- Dehydrated
- Lacks calcium
- Lacks phosphor
- High in cholestoral

I feel like I'm in over my head and have my work cut out for me for awhile. I'll do anything for this bird.


they just came back in and said his infection is doing a lot better and white cell count is down which is really good.

edit: they said a vitamin E oil diluted in a warm water spray

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:45 PM
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Re: Update on Lincoln

My husband and I were just chatting about how an Eclectus can have such special needs. We commend you on working so hard to meet Lincoln's requirements.

The Rival (aka Kirby) wants to know how Linciln got his name.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:58 PM
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Re: Update on Lincoln

He got his name from a guy from a TV show i use to like. Said show got really bad in season 3 but yeah

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...Tt5bgLGeP_AShF

And yeah, eclectus are very special and challenging and probably not the best first bird but I'm not giving up on him and I'll learn and learn and keep learning
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Played by Ricky Whittle. The Rb would approve!
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Re: Update on Lincoln

I also have Oliver an eclectus. Oliver was doing some plucking and I didn't notice it right away on his back so we went to the vet last week and he also has a elevated white blood count and is low on calcium( but has improved since last visit)
She believes he has also has an infection. We came home with antibiotic for 2 weeks and calcium powder for his food. and another appt. in 2 weeks
after 24 hours he is back to his normal sassy self.
hang in there they are so worth it and your doing a great thing for him Glad he has you
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Re: Update on Lincoln

Iím sorry.
Iím glad you know what you are dealing with, so now you can address it and hopefully turn things around. Iíll be pulling for you

Greys can become Ca deficient easily, so in addition to his pellets I offer him broccoli probably 4 times a week & dark green leafy veggies everyday. Iím so glad he likes them.
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Re: Update on Lincoln

I feel the love for Lincoln by the worry in your words. If you are certain these vets are truly Avian Certified or even higher qualification just go with their treatments. Good that they wrote it all down for you - I would need a tape recorder.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:54 PM
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they are CAV and so far the seem rather knowledgeable about eclectus too. I'm just hesitant bc Lincoln tends to be very sensitive and prone to toe taps
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:24 PM
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the other thing he was low in protein btw. I just cooked him up some scrambled eggs with some chopped up spinach and a tiny touch if cheese and milk for some calcium. Set aside the egg shells to dry so I can grind them up and sprinkle it in his chop.
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Re: Update on Lincoln

"edit: they said a vitamin E oil diluted in a warm water spray"

If you have time I would sure like the particulars on the vitamin E and water solution. Anakin has a really dry beak and feet.
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