Bella, our sweet Cockatiel, looks to be getting sick. Very scary, very scary...Usually if a bird gets sick, by the time it shows symptoms it is VERY far gone.....
But nathan is very aware of his bird, he checks her weight every day and is always watching for any change in behavior/appearance. So, gosh I'm hoping we caught this early. But in one day she's already barely opening her eyes, has lost a ton of body weight(we're now monitoring water intake to make sure she doesn't get any more dehydrated) and she's started to shiver. Her feet are cold, not good.
We gave her an extra water dish in an easier place for her to get to, and tonight she's being moved to a hospital cage until we take her to a vet tomorrow.
It could just be a little thing, but you know..Man, birds they just go too fast. Once they get sick they give up on life, I hate it. Scary scary. One of our best friends lost his Quaker parrot this year to egg binding.. We're hoping whatever bella has is less severe. Wish us luck, be sending good thoughts to our sweetie!!