09-30-2016, 09:11 PM
Hi! to Talk Budgies
I'm glad Kiwi is showing improvement. I think it is important you have him seen by an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. 2 hours one way really isn't unreasonable to ensure the little fellow receives the care he needs to have a full recovery.
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"
I'm wishing all the best for Kiwi and will be looking forward to your update on his condition after seeing the Avian Vet.
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