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From what you're describing, the little one will need a hands-on examination. Due to the RCVS laws, we are not allow to dispense any prescription-only medication before examining him.
You would need to ask your local vet for a recommendation of a potential referal to an avian specialist if he/she is not confident in examining birds.
Could they do an emergency consult on welfare grounds?
If you ring them again and mention he's deteriorating, they might be able to allocate you an emergency slot.
Vomiting in youngsters is considered an emergency since they get dehidrated quite fast.
My worry is that if he's lethargic now, we are not giving him the best chance to fight his disease if we wait till Monday to initiate treatment.
You can try to crop feed some water in the meanwhile, but please try to get the little one seen as a hands-on consult.
Perfect. It is quite normal with an upper GI tract infection to have inappetence. I'm not worried about that TBH.
We don;t recommend any pH modification at this point as we don;t know what we're dealing with and we could do more harm then good.
Usually we decide on altering the pH after GI investigations. I wouldn't try him on more than water + his usual food for now.
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Yes, that sounds like a good plan.