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sulphur crested cockatoo 

hi i have a sulphur crested cockatoo which was found wandering on the road i fixed his loose poo now he will only eat cruched up sunflower kernels and weighs 620gms and he is thin he is putting no weight on and only eats at night have you got any suggestions on how to make him put weight on

Answered Monday 7 July 2014

Hi Tania, 

Have you taken him into the Vet clinic to have him examined? If he was on the road wandering around, he may have been injured, or may be sick. in which case, you can have a vet give him a once over to ensure there is no obvious health reason for his weight loss and lack of appetite. 

Alternatively, you can contact the relevant wildlife authorities. Have a read of this article, it may help:

http://www.vetico.com.au/blog/tips-on-helping-injured-australian-wildlife-at-home-132

Dr Ben

(If you don’t get a response back, pop your comments/question as a thread on the Vetico forums, and a team of Vets will help you out.)

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