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nancyandcleo nancyandcleo is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 11:39 AM
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help with sick parakeet?

Hi, everyone,

Sorry that this isn't about a dove or pigeon, but I think I've gotten advice about other birds here in the past, and this is the only place I know where people seem to really know what they're doing!

My son's parakeet, Foxy, seems sick. She's had droppings stuck to her vent, and she's a little listless and occasionally puffed-up. I have some Appertex here, and it's done wonders in the past on my sick pigeons. I was wondering if it might be a good thing to use in this case and, if so, what the dosage would be (I've got 2.5 mg pills).

Please let me know. My son would be heartbroken if anything happened to his parakeet!


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Libis Libis is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 02:39 PM
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I do not know the dosages with this med--but it might help others determine it if we knew the little one's weight?

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drifter drifter is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 03:44 PM
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There are a lot of knowledgeable people over at I'm sure they would be glad to help you.
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nancyandcleo nancyandcleo is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 03:53 PM
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Thanks to both of you!

I don't know Foxy's exact weight, but I looked up the weight of an average budgie and found that they're 25-35 mg. They're slightly larger than our diamond doves.

Thanks for the referral to, Grifter. I just thought I'd try here first because I know (or used to know!) some of the people here, and they've always been very helpful, and I'm already registered here. If it doesn't work out I'll try the other site.
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spirit wings spirit wings is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 04:43 PM
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guess a vet check is not an option?
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nancyandcleo nancyandcleo is offline
Posted 20th November 2011, 04:56 PM
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Not at the moment, for a couple of reasons. I've given my paralyzed pigeon, Cleo, Appertex on a number of occasions, and it's always taken care of what ails her (and I've had her with me for almost 10 years!). I THINK I've given her one tablet (it's been a while since the last time she was sick).
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