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Old 10-31-2020, 11:29 PM   #1
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Hey, my Parrotlet has recently had some swelling on one side of his face and Above his beek, he is starting to itch and rub occasionally. He Accidentally flew into a wall a few weeks ago so I’m not sure if it’s a scab and the itch is from the healing. He is eating, drinking and going to the toilet as normal. He is only 20 weeks old, so still young. I have attached some photos, if anyone could provide me with any advice it would be appreciated, if anyone has seen anything similar to this before. Thank you for your help
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Hello! Welcome to the forum! He looks like he has a little infection going on. Of course, you need to take that little guy to the avian vet, Please?
I noticed that you have him in a grab. Does he step up onto your fingers? Is his wings clipped? If he doesn't step up, you need to train him to do so. Now. Work on this in his cage, so if he gets out, you do not have to grab him or put a towel on him.

Never grab a p'lett unless it is an emergency or you have to give him meds. They have a natural fear of hands and you need to get him to trust your hands.


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I agree - he needs an avian vet visit, sooner rather than later. This could well be infected and that is a serious illness in any bird, but more so when they are this tiny.

He could also have damaged the area where his beak grows, which could affect him badly going forward. I know avian vet visits are expensive, but this is what I would URGE you to do.

My avian vet charges $120 just to say hello - but ... I took on a birds life as my responsibility. The amount sucks, but you could call around and see who charges what. Personally, I don't recommend a regular vet visit for birds unless there's no other choice.
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Definitely I would have him in to an avian vet. Do you have one near you? Do you know how to locate your nearest one? It isn't the cheapest thing to take a bird to the vet, although there is a limited amount of treatment that vets can use on such a small bird so expect to spend whatever the office fee is plus some for medicine, but it is unlikely to run thousands (like you could end up with a dog or cat). They do vary in price, and it isn't considered rude to ask the office what the fee will be before you come in.

The problem with tiny birds (and birds in general) is that they hide illness and issues until it is too late, so when you see the first sign, that is where you get treatment because by the time they seem sick it is often too late.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:13 PM   #5
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Hey I just uploaded an update on this situation please check it out. Thanks
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