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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    I hope he is okay! Keep us informed. You should have him checked out tomorrow at the vet even if he is better.

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    Hi there, me again. I'm suggesting this as I worked at a vet clinic and have my own clutch of baby cockatiels, so this comes as advice with experience.

    Your tiel can go without solid food (formula) and not starve for a while, so don't worry about that. The important thing here is to make sure he stays hydrated. (That means, has water in his system. If you give him a small bit of water in the syringe (and yes, tepid.. not too warm.. not too cold) via syringe and he holds it down .. this is good. It means he's got fluid in his system and his stomach is not too upset. I would say.. give it about an hour. If he maintains the water and does not vomit after adminstration, you may attempt to feed him some of his formula. But.. I would caution against feeding him a full crop full. Again, a full crop might cause vomiting so just enough to see that he has nutrients to get him through the night. If he does well, then feed him again in the morning. He's old enough that this will be suffiecient.

    I would DEFINITELY recommend that you get him to a vet (at this point - ANY vet) as opposed to none at all, tomorrow. Swelling can set in reletively soon and cause complications. He may seem "okay" now, but tomorrow he may become worse as swelling commences. So.. he should definitely be examined to ascertain that nothing is broken and that there isn't too much sweling. If there is swelling, there are medications that birds can be given (rimadyl) that can reduce swelling and lessen the risks for him.

    Please keep us posted. We're all worried and pulling for both of you.
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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    ok i gave him some water he recognized the syringe and drank the water. most of it went down except for very little that came out of his nostrals or atleast thats what it looked like.

    thank you all for all the help

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    ohhh thats pretty good. Keep us posted on him. Whats the little ones name? Do you have other birds etc lol

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    his name is buz because of the resemblense of a buzzard when he was younger LOL. but i dont have any more birds although i have had quite a few in the past. but i do have a few other pets dogs, lambs, horses etc. but birds are one of my favorite domestic pet.

    and thank you again for all your help

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    no probs hehe your place sounds like ours but we havent got any lambs we just have the horses dogs and a cat lol

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    tommorow im going to try to take it into a local vet that is supposidly good at birds my biggest problem is i have to go to a ffa convention tommrow all week and i am wandering if he will keep my bird that long.

    its been over an hour now i guess i should try feeding him

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    ok i have sucessfuly fed him. he ate about 6-8 cc when i normaly give him9-12 so i think that was about right. i am going to leave the heat pad on and cover up the tank.

    Im off to bed thank you all and goodnight

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    I'm sorry to hear about your bird's accident. It sounds as if it's going well.

    If you're going to be gone all week, who was planning on taking care of Buz while you were gone?
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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    Quote Originally Posted by taylors View Post
    my biggest problem is i have to go to a ffa convention tommrow all week and i am wandering if he will keep my bird that long.
    The vet should keep the bird. You may have to pay a boarding fee...but it would be well worth it. Sometimes when I go out of town I board my dogs with my vet...they love it...and I know if something happens the vet is right there to help them.

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    How is your bird, Taylor? Did you get him to the vet? Did it go all right?

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    How is he doing?
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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    We are all concerned about how your bird made out at the vet. Please let us know how your bird is doing.

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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    Ohhhh taylors, how's Buzz doing??? I've just read this post and it must be SO upsetting for you! Poor thing and poor lil Buzz.

    PLEASE keep us updated. I'm praying for you and your birdie and we are holding all our thumbs and toesies on this side of the world!!
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    Re: Help!!!! my cockatiel broke his neck :(

    If your bird is still being handfeed, on top of having a broken neck, you really might reconsider going to the conference..

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