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Old 11-04-2013, 09:36 AM
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This morning DH went to feed the birds and one of our white wings, Kiwi, was dead on the bottom of the cage. Her sister Pickles was obviously quite ill. I rushed her to the vet and they put her in a heated cage, gave her fluids and a feeding directly into her croup and they are going to do blood work as soon as they think she can handle the blood draw. Pickles is underweight and the vet said that the inside of her mouth is moist, which is unusual for a bird so they are thinking maybe an upper respiratory infection. The other two birds, who are in seperately cages, seem fine but it's hard to tell with birds so we may have to bring them in to be checks out as well.

I'm so upset and worried sick. I was in tears when I called my boss this morning to call off. Pickles could really use all the prayers and good vibes you guys could possibly spare....
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:41 AM
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Oh no I'm so sorry. I really hope pickles pulls through
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:43 AM
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Oh no I'm so sorry. All the vibes for Pickles to pull through, and ((((hugs))) for you.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:28 AM
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They did bloodwork. Pickles is anemic, her uric acid levels are off the chart and some of the other levels I'm less familiar with are not good. I'm off to take Kiwi's body in to be examined and they want me to bring Yoda in later this afternoon. Solo freaks out being out of his cage so they are going to wait on us brining him in.

They basically don't know what's going on. It could be something toxic in their environment, even a toy. The vet really doesn't know if Pickles will make it.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:53 AM
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Very sorry about Kiwi and many vibes for Pickles!! how sad and scary
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*****vibes!!!!******

Hope hope the vet can help you get to the bottom of this quickly. It's always so scary with exotics.

I'm so sorry to hear about Kiwi.
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Fingers crossed for her!
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Still wishing the best for Pickles! Glad to hear she is home.
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YAY!! I'm so glad she's home! I bet she'll perk up now that she's home. Poor girly, how rough.
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Well I took her in to get weighed and she has held at 56 grams, the same as yesterday so that is good news! This afternoon she was even calling to the other birds. I will take her back again tomorrow to make sure her weight is still holding. Losing weight is an issue when your weight is measured in grams!
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Sally--8 yr old pit bull mix
Jack--6 yr old Labrador
Sadie & Runt--12 yr old calico DSHs
Pickles & Kiwi--3 yr old white winged parakeets
Yoda--1 yr old Quaker parrot
Solo--12 yr old Senegal parrot
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