Hello. I took my parakeet to the vet on June 23rd and he was prescribed…

Hello. I took my parakeet to the vet on June 23rd and he was prescribed an antibitoic for his loose droppings. He’s been molting and he was acting fine until today. Now he is sitting quietly all ruffled up…I don’t know what to do anymore.

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5 years ago

i’d call the vet back.

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Jibi,
What was the diagnosis from your vet? Did your vet take a fecal sample to check for parasites? Did you give the antibiotic as directed and until your finish date?
Any blood taken to screen for diseases?
Often when birds moult they won’t be as active as they normally are–it’s not very comfortable to moult , it itches as the feather sheaths come in and flake off.
I would def call your vet back and talk to them over the phone about your parakeet.
Good luck!

Anna K
5 years ago

Might be fungal infection or mites. Animals are prone to them after antibiotic therapy.