Hasn't been that may days ago I posted about our problem child,Reba. About noon this past saturday I noticed she wasn't her usuall self. She was shaking, kind of ruffled up and acting listless. Checked some of the symptoms with our bird book. Looked like maybe some type of respiratory problem. Parrots don't usually show any signs they are ill until it is almost to late.
Not that many Avian vets in our area and we spent 2-3 hours calling St. Louis and Kansas City, trying to find a vet or clinic we could take her to. Finally found one in Columbia who would meet us at her clinic. She was not set up to keep her there but gave us antibiotics and a soft food for administrating with a syringe. We got home about 10pm saturday night. Yesterday she finally perked up about 5 in the evening and ate a little. Today she is slightly better but still not eating enough, so we had to start feeding her with a syringe. She's not exactly user freindly. It's been a battle getting the medicine and food into her. Have to keep her warm using a heat light. Hopefully tommorow she will be better. X.