Friday, April 16, 2010
Cyrus is ill!
I had Cy to the vet day before yesterday. He had been sitting quietly with his left eye closed and would fluff his feathers. I knew something was wrong as soon as he started these behaviors. He is usually very active and a real talker. He has had Candida and yeast infections, in 2008 severe enough to be placed on Baytril (sp?) and his symptoms were much the same. I was sure that was what was wrong this time. He had also been under some stress as I had his grooming done and a health check on the 31st of March and he had been out in his outdoor aviary for the first time this year. Stress will really undermine a birds immune system. As it turned out he has a sinus infection. The heavy pollen seems to have gotten to him. The doctor has placed him on an antihistamine and believes that will help clear it up. I hope so. I have been watching him, and although he is still not himself, he is a bit more active. If in the morning he is not well I am going to call for an antibiotic.