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Hi my name is zoe and i have a lutino cockatiel at the moment im 13 and i need some help .
My cockatiel started a habit of over preening his tail feathers are all broken except for one her droppings are not looking that good and she isnt active at all we took her to a vet (not avian) he said nothing is wrong with her and i doubt it tbh.
Her right eye is very red and she keeps it closed most/all of the day.
I will post pics once i know how
 
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Forgot to add she wheezes very quietly and we dont have any avian vets in our area
 

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Hi Tikitiel, welcome to the Forums, but I am sorry that it is under these worrying circumstances.

Having a red eye and keeping it closed may well be a sign of respiratory infection, but from this distance it's hard to say for sure and unfortunately we are not avian medical professionals here. It really is something that would need to be diagnosed and treated by an avian vet. If you let us know where in the world you are situated we may be able to help you to find one close to you.

This tutorial may assist you in posting pictures...


Wishing your little one a full and speedy recovery - please keep us posted.
 
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Hi Tikitiel, welcome to the Forums, but I am sorry that it is under these worrying circumstances.

Having a red eye and keeping it closed may well be a sign of respiratory infection, but from this distance it's hard to say for sure and unfortunately we are not avian medical professionals here. It really is something that would need to be diagnosed and treated by an avian vet. If you let us know where in the world you are situated we may be able to help you to find one close to you.

This tutorial may assist you in posting pictures...


Wishing your little one a full and speedy recovery - please keep us posted.
Thanks for the tutorial
 

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This link may help you to find an avian vet. If there are none in your region, you can contact another one in a neighbouring region and they may be able to assist with either a phone or video consultation, or they may have contact information for vets in your area...


Hope this helps!
 
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I'm very sorry. As I mentioned, there may be one in a neighbouring country or region who may be able to assist, or they might have a colleague in your country. It is also worth trying local zoos, animal parks or bird sanctuaries who will have vets among their staff. Again, if we know where you are, one of our members may have a contact for you.

I wish you the very best of luck in finding assistance for your little one.
 
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I'm very sorry. As I mentioned, there may be one in a neighbouring country or region who may be able to assist, or they might have a colleague in your country. It is also worth trying local zoos, animal parks or bird sanctuaries who will have vets among their staff. Again, if we know where you are, one of our members may have a contact for you.

I wish you the very best of luck in finding assistance for your little one.
Thank you for your help :) ive located a vet he is not avain but seems to know what hes doing should i give him a shot?
 

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Avian specialists are always your best bet, but if none are available then you may have no option but to use a regular vet, or one who also sees "exotics", ie other types of animals as well as the usual cats and dogs. Hopefully the one you will see does know what they're doing and will be able to help.

Please do keep us updated and let us know how you go :)
 
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Avian specialists are always your best bet, but if none are available then you may have no option but to use a regular vet, or one who also sees "exotics", ie other types of animals as well as the usual cats and dogs. Hopefully the one you will see does know what they're doing and will be able to help.

Please do keep us updated and let us know how you go :)
Took her to the vet and they had blood test so we took one waiting for the results :) im suprised he isnt avian he took the blood so swiftly and painlessly that my bird didnt even have time to turn back and bitr him lol
 

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Excellent! Fingers crossed for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment! I hope your little one will be ok :)🤞
 
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Excellent! Fingers crossed for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment! I hope your little one will be ok :)🤞
The vet said it doesnt look like anything is serious might have exaggerated a bit explaining it here he gave her eye drops she is so acctive and talkative right now the blood test will arrive in a week or so fingers crossed :)
 

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That's encouraging news, hopefully she will react positively to the eyedrops. Our parrots are a very important part of all our lives here and it affects us deeply when they become ill. Continued best wishes for her full and swift recovery!
 
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That's encouraging news, hopefully she will react positively to the eyedrops. Our parrots are a very important part of all our lives here and it affects us deeply when they become ill. Continued best wishes for her full and swift recovery!
Thank you!
 

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Not sure if this helps, but I found a few leads to check out. If nothing else, maybe a consult by phone or video call might be of some assistance. One on LinkedIn: https://sa.linkedin.com/in/ali-aljassem-878799a7
And also a news story showing a bird hospital in Dubai:
I wish you the best in helping your tiel to a quick recovery.
 
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Not sure if this helps, but I found a few leads to check out. If nothing else, maybe a consult by phone or video call might be of some assistance. One on LinkedIn: https://sa.linkedin.com/in/ali-aljassem-878799a7
And also a news story showing a bird hospital in Dubai:
I wish you the best in helping your tiel to a quick recovery.
I took him to a exotic vet and she seems to be doing very well should i still take her to an avian?
 
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hospital in Dubai:
I wish you the best in helping your tiel to a quick recovery.
We have a falcon hospital here but not sure if they accept tiels ill ask them
 

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Yes you should 100% use an avian vet if one is available. Birds are so very different from the mammals that regular vets commonly see, so it's best that your tiel sees a specialist. A bird vet will likely get those blood test results back far more quickly too so that effective treatment can begin sooner :)
 
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Yes you should 100% use an avian vet if one is available. Birds are so very different from the mammals that regular vets commonly see, so it's best that your tiel sees a specialist. A bird vet will likely get those blood test results back far more quickly too so that effective treatment can begin sooner :)
I would love to take her but they said they wont take tiels even tho my parents offered to pay extra she seems to be doing fine rn the problem is her over preening problem we asked the vet but he didnt know what to do about it rn she doesnt have a single feather on her tail
 

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Hi my name is zoe and i have a lutino cockatiel at the moment im 13 and i need some help .
My cockatiel started a habit of over preening his tail feathers are all broken except for one her droppings are not looking that good and she isnt active at all we took her to a vet (not avian) he said nothing is wrong with her and i doubt it tbh.
Her right eye is very red and she keeps it closed most/all of the day.
I will post pics once i know how
If not able to find avian vet, I would completly clean the bird's area and be sure adequate fresh air.
Try giving a bath or shower, keep warm. This could be beginning of serious illness. Watch carefully for any changes. Hope this helps
 

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