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Parrot Health Care

A sick parrot should always be taken to a vet. Separate him from your other parrots to avoid the disease spreading, and clean out the main cage, using a pet-safe disinfectant, or a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts water.

Rose-ringed or Ring-necked parakeet
Ring-Necked Parakeet in the prime of health

There are some other things you can do to make him comfortable before his appointment at the vet’s:

  • Set up the solitary confinement ‘recovery cage’ in a familiar environment to minimise acclimatisation stress.
  • Make sure the cage is warm – most diseases cause a parrot’s temperature to drop, and a sudden chill can finish him off. You can buy infra-red lamps to provide quick, safe heat; but these should only be used if you have already taken expert advice on where to position them and how to employ them safely and effectively.
  • Provide plenty of water, and offer the parrot’s favourite food.
  • Don’t let children and pets fuss around him, and keep him in his cage, to minimise added stress.

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Pass, 19 April 2020

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