Black Headed Caique Loosing Balance

DizzyBlue

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I suppose the answer for each and everyone of us is different the thing is you have to set your own course on what's next regardless of anybody else' opinions as its you that knows what you can and cannot live with in your heart not us.

So remember the following is my personal thought and what I would do if it was me.
If it were me … I would test them all and pray some didn't have it so I could separate the positive from the negative. It would be devastating for me to have the decision to make in one way I would know that those not having it would stand a better chance being separated from those that do, it would also clue me up to keep a closer eye on those that had it as lots of other things can take hold once an immune system is weakened so for me I would be beady eyeing them 24/7 knowing and taking steps to ensure I made the decision to allow them to be PTS rather than suffer when that time came … nothing worse than sitting with your fingers crossed praying for a turn around in recovery when you are trying to bury the feeling you knew it would come … :( rock and a hard place really.
No more birds into the flock until all your birds you have, have passed on if you don't test.
Knowing which did or didn't have it would alter that but doesn't get you out of the current situation.
I would be using a garden incinerator for getting rid of their daily papers from cages and any waste seed plus destroyed toys I wouldn't want to risk it getting passed on to even wild birds.
 

vwbug2010

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I will probably get them all tested, but can afford to do them all in one go. I think my African grey and rescue cockatoo will be tested first. Apparently the virus is not that easily spread but am not taking any chances. I have learnt alot about this virus. Not easy to cope with all i can do is my best for them. The advice is to use 50 parts water to one bleach to clean down cages and i will use f10. Thanks all for your comments.
 

sunnyring

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mark toys, food dishes etc with cage number so as each cage only ever gets its own equipment back. I do this as a matter of routine with poultry as have a number of pens and do not want any passing germs to have chance to spread . likewise each cage should have its own cleaning cloth/sponge living next to it so it is only ever used on one cage.
 

DizzyBlue

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Oooo excellent thought plan SunnyRing.
The one thing is … if we keep updating this thread with information as things go along with useful information etc then its going to be useful for anybody else who unfortunately finds themselves in the same tragic circumstances.
Love the fact you've put up the dilution formula VWBug2010 :)
 

Roz

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Have you altered his living quarters to suit his mobility? Maybe take out the grate at the bottom if you are using it, and pad out the bottom which would cushion any falls? Does he find any type of perch easier than others? Maybe rope perches are easier to grip? That is great he is eating and drinking ok. So very sorry you are going through this.
 

vwbug2010

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Just an update he is still going but got worse very wobbly struggling to get about, still eating and drinking it’s hard to know what to do for the best really don’t want him suffering but equally trying to give him a chance
 

plumsmum

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fine line hun I am afraid only you can decide really as you know the bird and are there. How does he seem with his lot really? Hugs to you!
 

dianaT

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Oh dear, you are doing your very best and that's all anyone can do , so difficult to know what is best. xx
 

DizzyBlue

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Flipping mahoosive hugs to you
There will come a time and you will know when that time comes is all I can tell you.. its a horrible feeling but you know deep down in the pit of your tummy the time has come, so until you get there or you can ask your vet to poke you in the ribs when he thinks that time has come Till then all you can do is your best and enjoy every minute together x
 

Michael Reynolds

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its very hard to watch a bird not well and slowly getting more affected, being torn not knowing what is best for him and at what stage he is at, I hope there will be a cure for the virus soon and save other owners going through what you are experiencing, I can only send you Hugs and best wishes as only you can make the choice on his behalf
 
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