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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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My amazon parrot looks as if he may have some sort of

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My amazon parrot looks as if he may have some sort of prolapse. He is eating and drinking but is not very happy. Have tried to clean him up in case he was just bunged up but there is definitely something not right. Help

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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a photo(s) of Budgie's (!) cloaca (vent) to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as

I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Cloacal prolapse does occur and can be caused by excessive straining, increased intra-coelomic (intra-"abdominal") pressure due to fluid accumulation or organomegally (enlargement of organs), cloacal disease (cloacoliths/stones, cloacitis/infection, constipation, diarrhea, internal papilloma disease (herpesvirus) and loss of cloacal tone as a result of spinal cord disease or chronic trauma.

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