Cockatiel ill

Submitted by rbockman on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 21:09
My 8 year old Cockatiel started showing periodic signs of illness, weakness, loss of balance. He is eating and drinking. Took him to the neighborhood veterinarian, vet originally thought it was a sign of organ failure, blood test revealed anemia, not organ failure. Started him on B-12 injections weekly, had his third shot last Thursday. At first he seemed to improve, but the symptoms return every few days, usually in the morning shortly after I get him up from his 12 hours of sleep. He will appear exhausted, when he should be investigating the day. Often I'll take him on my lap and he'll just collapse for about an hour. Later in the day he seems mostly normal. He's about due for another blood test. Do you guys have any ideas?

It's a tough one. Anemia has been diagnosed in birds with toxicities. I assume nobody in the household is using spray cleaners around this bird, or deodorizers? Even hair spray and such things will poison birds. Also heavy metal toxicities are a possibility ...More about cockatiel health ... https://www.beautyofbirds.com/cockatieldiseases.html ... Hope your pet will get better soon! Sib

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