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My African orange wing tipped parrot wont or cant stop scr

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My African orange wing tipped parrot won't or can't stop scratching and biting around her neck area and is try to eat food but can't because of her head shaking, like something is annoying her,please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Pat replied 2 years ago.
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.
I think this is an emergency and you need to get her to a bird-experienced vet immediately. She may need to be anesthesized and her mouth and throat and choana be examined for something that may be stuck in there. Her neck needs to be checked to see if there is a string or other fiber wrapped around. She sound probably have a crap sample taken are well just incase some of the shaking is from nausea. She will be quite upset but need to be carefully examined, hence the need for anesthesia.
There is the possibility that this is a life-threatening emergency.
I know it is expensive, but you may not have many home options, because the first thing you need a vet for is to find out what is going on. Treatment is only as good as the diagnosis. If you call around, you may find a vet to work within your means.
I really must stress that you need a bird-experienced person, and not just a vet who advertises that they care for birds.
You need to take your bird to see an avian-experienced veterinarian ASAP for complete examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Check
http://www.theparrotsocietyuk.org/index.php/Avian_Vets/28
http://www.avianveterinaryservices.co.uk/
http://www.birdvet.co.uk/
http://alanjonesbirdvet.yolasite.com
http://www.cjhall-vets.co.uk/index.asp
www.marknelsonvet.co.uk
www.arkpetsonline.co.uk
www.riversideanimalcentre.org

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