Does medicam ( meloxicam ) cause loss of appetite in pigeons? My bird has very painful inflamed feet and the vet prescribed lasix and meloxicam. He improved after the injections of those on Monday, but seems to be getting worse again. Trouble is, he is just now starting to get his appetite back after the massive doses of diuretics. l hesitate to give him anything that would set his eating back. l can easily force feed him, but l want his quality of life to be good and he hates being force fed ( who wouldn't ) . Have any of you noticed that meloxicam ( medicam ) made your birds stop eating ?? He is happy, perky and very vocal and l really want his life to be comfortable , for whatever time he has left. He has no health problems except for arthritis and painful feet.