10-23-2016, 06:41 PM
I'm so sorry poor little Snowy went through such trauma while you were away. I do hope you had a long talk with the "friend of a friend" about how displeased you are with the lack of care.
I agree with aluz. It is going to take Snowy some time to get over the stress he's been through.
I would suggest you give him some Guardian Angel or Pedialyte for a couple of days to help re-balance his body's electrolytes. That may help stimulate his appetite as well.
If you don't currently have him on pro-biotics, now would be a good time to start.
Taking Snowy in to your Avian Vet for a checkup at this time is certainly advisable as nutritional deficiencies can be quite serious.
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.