My cockatiel--acting listless, puffing up, not active--please assist.?
My cockatiel has been acting slow lately, and usually when I walk up the stairs and call her moniker, she'll respond with a loud chirp. THis time, I didnt hear anything, so when I rushed up the stairs I looked at her, and she just sort of whimpered within a birdlike way. Now she's on my lap, and it fluffed up and not responding. I scratch her d¨Ścolletage like usual, and she'll lower her neck so I can do so, but other than that, she's not responding. Here are some photos of her:
What she USUALLY looks like--healthy:
What she looks resembling NOW: (Side view)
What she looks like NOW: (front view)
Please help! I'm really worried. The inside temperature is very soon 70 degrees--I just increased it to 72. She's looking even more fluffier than she did when I first started writing.
And please don't give me answers like "Take her to the vet." I want to know what's wrong next to her, and what I can do, unless i Need to absolutely take her to the vet.
She's excreting and preening just fine--she's a short time ago lethargic and fluffied up alot.
Seriously find a vet that can give you antibiotics to put into it's water. There are vet who specialize in birds. Your bird needs a vet.
You absolutely have need of to take her to the vet (specifically an avian vet). These are just general signs of sickness, not signs of anything specific, so there's lots of possibilities which would hold to be diagnosed professionally; however, whatever it is is very serious and urgent once the bird gets to the point of acting sick. They try to feat normal as long as possible because if they showed weakness contained by the wild, they would attract predators and be rejected by the rest of the flock.