Hi everyone, Basil had a good visit with the vet last week. I explained Basil was doing a bit better but was having a few rough days. The vet explained that birds they suspect as having or have Avian Gastric Yeast (AGY) can 'wax and wane'. So she wasn't surprised to hear she had a few rough days. Basil had also been moulting and she explained when birds are moulting they may not be feeling their best. I didn't know that.
They didn't do any tests this time, partly because they have to be cautious about the expenses since the fund I get access to only has a certain amount of money alloted for each year. She told me to keep a close eye on Basil should she get any worse. She said if something comes up with Basil that I can just bring in fecal samples without having to bring Basil. !!
They are continuing her on the Potassium Benzonate and will check do some tests, I think just the fecal test in a couple weeks. I asked if Basil would need to be treated again in a period of time and she said once a bird is treated and cleared of AGY they don't need to be treated again. She wants me to keep trying to give her the probiotic pasted I was given. If Basil just won't take it, then she said it's ok. I think I'll definitely buy the probiotics you can order online.
The vet was happy with Basil's overall health. She gained a gram since our previous visit and she's so glad Basil has taken to eating the pellets. As usual Basil put on a show for the vet. It's really hilarious. This weekend she's started to be more herself and wanting to be with me ect.. I'll post a pic of her playing with a bird decoration I got for Christmas.
One thing I need to keep an eye on is that sometimes when Basil eats she starts moving her head as if she's about to throw-up... but then nothing happens. I mentioned it to the vet and she just said to keep an eye on her. I hope she's ok. I was hoping we were over with her having issues of throwing up by treating her for the AGY. I put a dish of pellets in her cage and she's eating from it. I'll have to do some reading about how to switch her over. I do remember what Faery Bee said about giving her seeds only for a time in the morning and late afternoon, while leaving the pellets and fresh fruit ect.. at all times.
Thank-you for reading this, and for those who are supporting Basil and I.
ps- I was talking with Basil earlier this morning and she said 'I love you' right when she had her face close to mine. It's sweet when she just randomly says it but even more so when she's talking right at me.