Help for egg-bound cockatiel?
March 11, 2009 9:02 PM Subscribe
Pet Bird filter: My friend's cockatiel is egg-bound (meaning that the egg is not passing) and she has no local or close access to a bird vet. What to do?
posted by kch to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
She has tried many things, and is very familiar with birds. Any suggestions for pain relief, helping this pass smoothly, or safely getting more calcium into the bird's system would all be appreciated. If you suggest that a vet needs to be seen (realizing that this is a difficult proposition), can you please explain the importance of this or provide help to make the decision, or provide interim or alternate strategies.
My friend is heart broken, and we live in rural Canada and it's -25 C.
Any advice would be appreciated.