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Old 05-22-2015, 12:29 PM
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Just got home and noticed that Fin, my cockatiel had been sick all up the wall! I took a closer look because there was red in it and he hasn't eaten any strawberry or red food and it's cotton! Fin has eaten the cotton from his perch and he's all sleepy and puffed up and just not his usual self and I'm worried it's stuck? He usually tries to eat my hair and my freckles but he is just falling asleep Has anyone got any advice? The vets are closed until Monday and we're going away later tonight, what should I do?

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I've given him some millet and he's perked up a bit I'm wondering, if there was some more stuck would he have been sick again? There was a lot of it when I came back earlier so maybe he got it all out?
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Hi Flossie

I would still get him to the vet ASAP. When birds ingest material, it can get stuck in the crop and even though he may have removed the blockage after vomiting, some of it is still in there and could breed harmful bacteria, which can be fatal. Someone on this forum had the same problem and her little boy ended up getting fatally sick.

Please watch him very closely, offer him lots of veggies and put ACV in his water. As soon as the vet opens, take him in for a check-up. He will be able to tell you if he still has stuff in his crop, and if he does, he will be able to remove it professionally.

I suggest you remove the perch in question so it doesn't happen again!
Wishing the best to you and little Fin I hope this helped and please keep us posted on his condition.
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Hi Flossie

I would still get him to the vet ASAP. When birds ingest material, it can get stuck in the crop and even though he may have removed the blockage after vomiting, some of it is still in there and could breed harmful bacteria, which can be fatal. Someone on this forum had the same problem and her little boy ended up getting fatally sick.

Please watch him very closely, offer him lots of veggies and put ACV in his water. As soon as the vet opens, take him in for a check-up. He will be able to tell you if he still has stuff in his crop, and if he does, he will be able to remove it professionally.

I suggest you remove the perch in question so it doesn't happen again!
Wishing the best to you and little Fin I hope this helped and please keep us posted on his condition.
Thank you so much! I've removed his perch and also my budgies' rope swing just in case they decide to eat it! He's talking to my mum at the moment which is a good sign though The earliest I can get him to the vets is Tuesday because of it being a bank holiday, so hopefully he will be fine. I'm taking him with me on our weekend away to keep an eye on him so that if he gets worse I can find an emergency vet. Again, thank you very much!
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Thank you so much! I've removed his perch and also my budgies' rope swing just in case they decide to eat it! He's talking to my mum at the moment which is a good sign though The earliest I can get him to the vets is Tuesday because of it being a bank holiday, so hopefully he will be fine. I'm taking him with me on our weekend away to keep an eye on him so that if he gets worse I can find an emergency vet. Again, thank you very much!
You're very welcome, I hope is back to his silly old self and feels better soon!
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Starling gave you excellent advice and I'm glad you've now removed the rope perches from both your cockatiel and budgies' cages.

Ingesting fibers from rope perches can be life-threatening if/when the crop becomes impacted. They fact that your 'tiel vomited up a good deal of the fibers is good -- at least you know that much of the offending material is out of his system.

I would definitely take him to your Avian vet on Tuesday for a check-up now. It's always best to err on the side of caution in cases such as this.

Good luck and I hope he will be just fine during your weekend trip. It's great you are taking him with you to watch over him in case it turns out he does need emergency care.
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Thank you both so much for your advice. Fin did unfortunately get fatally ill and has just passed away with my mum on the way home We are all so upset as he was such a funny and friendly bird and was only 5 months old At least he is in a happy place now and isn't suffering anymore. Again, thank you both so much
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Oh no I am truly so sorry for your loss. I am happy he was with you at the time when he went to the bridge though. Memories are golden, and the tears are proof of a loved and cherished member of your family.
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I'm so sorry for your loss of your darling boy! You did all you could to save him and I know he was loved throughout his time on earth.
Fly high and rest well, little Fin.
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Flossie,

I'm so sorry for your loss of little Fin.
I'm going to close this thread now.

If you'd like, you may make a memorial thread for little Fin in the "In Memory" section of the forum.

Fly high and free sweet boy; rest peacefully now little one.
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