African gray been sick

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Hi I’m a bit worried I have an African gray Rio he’s 7 years old and today he was sick. The vet said thet it was becouse he was exited with my wife and got that exited he was sick also could be a parasite witch is not that he’s not been eating well for a week I’m worried ab out t him is the vet right or thanks
 

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Hi I’m a bit worried I have an African gray Rio he’s 7 years old and today he was sick. The vet said thet it was becouse he was exited with my wife and got that exited he was sick also could be a parasite witch is not that he’s not been eating well for a week I’m worried ab out t him is the vet right or thanks
I agree with @SailBoat, I have not heard of such a diagnosis either. Was the vet who reached this conclusion an avian specialist, and did he run any tests at all? I'm not sure where you're located, but the following contains a list of avian vets that may help you. Even if your current vet is an avian specialist, you may want to think about getting a second opinion, as loss of appetite is a concern in itself ...


Hope this helps you! 🙏
 
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Ok I will take him to an avian specialist but I don’t have one beside me I stay at the top of Scotland very north.. he’s not been eating right for least a week I was worried about this but then he normally did a matting thing on my missus hand but then he was sick this is why the vet said that he might of got exited a bit more than normal and this could of been the reason but I don’t think this is right at all. My bird normally is fine no issues at all I don’t understand why he don’t this at all not like him he’s only 7 had him since 3 month I’m so worried for him nearest avian is Glasgow least 5 hours away I don’t no if this will stress him I think it would as he won’t have routine like normal I just don’t no what to do
 

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Ok I will take him to an avian specialist but I don’t have one beside me I stay at the top of Scotland very north.. he’s not been eating right for least a week I was worried about this but then he normally did a matting thing on my missus hand but then he was sick this is why the vet said that he might of got exited a bit more than normal and this could of been the reason but I don’t think this is right at all. My bird normally is fine no issues at all I don’t understand why he don’t this at all not like him he’s only 7 had him since 3 month I’m so worried for him nearest avian is Glasgow least 5 hours away I don’t no if this will stress him I think it would as he won’t have routine like normal I just don’t no what to do
I'm sorry your "nearest" avian vet is so far away! ;( You'd need to call them anyway to set up an appointment, perhaps you could tell them what the other vet said and see what they think? They may even have info about a different vet who treats birds that is closer to you? I have an unwell bird at the moment too, so I fully understand how worrying it is.
 
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Hi sorry could this be the problem as I found this thanks


Stress over change or fear of travel, excessive playing, and excitement can cause regurgitation. Regurgitation may also be an expression of sexual behavior. For instance, a bird may regurgitate to a mirror, or a favorite toy, or a favorite person. Regurgitation may also be associated with nesting behavior.
 

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Hi sorry could this be the problem as I found this thanks


Stress over change or fear of travel, excessive playing, and excitement can cause regurgitation. Regurgitation may also be an expression of sexual behavior. For instance, a bird may regurgitate to a mirror, or a favorite toy, or a favorite person. Regurgitation may also be associated with nesting behavior.
Regurgitation certainly can be caused by any number of things as stated, but you have also mentioned his lack of appetite over a period of a week which to me is cause for concern. It's up to you which course of action you take, but it might still be worth your while putting in a call to that avian vet and getting a professional opinion :)
 
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Regurgitation certainly can be caused by any number of things as stated, but you have also mentioned his lack of appetite over a period of a week which to me is cause for concern. It's up to you which course of action you take, but it might still be worth your while putting in a call to that avian vet and getting a professional opinion :)
Thanks for your help I will be calling tomorrow to se if can get him seen to but a professional thanks
 
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Hi just an up date spoke to an avion. He’s now eating his seed and fruit he’s happy and avion said that to give them a call if any worries again thanks for the help
 

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That's good to hear, thank you for updating. I hope all is well with him from here on in :)
 
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Just an other wee update about my sick bird when to clean my bird out to this morning I see an white egg and blood on it I ask my wife if she gave him an egg last night as I was no she said and he must be a she and I think this is why he/she had an episode I don’t understand how they could of got his sex wrong as he is 9 years old now sorry she
 

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