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For those that have given their parrots anti-fungal and antibiotics, for how long did you have to administer it? I was told for 14 days, twice a day. It seems long. Most times I take antibiotics, I only take them for 7-10 days. I just get worried about overusing these things and the effects it could have on their tiny systems. Unfortunately, antibiotics are not as safe as people think. I took Gemma for a wellness exam because she needed one and I wasn't sure if her HUGE droppings and skunky smell were due to her hormones or something bacterial. Well the doctor recommended her being treated for a suspected bacterial infection due to her smell and her droppings-which literally are the size of a quarter or half dollar coin. The fecal only tests for parasites and I won't have the result for a day or two, but that would be a different med if it came back positive. When I mentioned a gram stain (like what Parrotletzoo had done, they didn't really know what I was talking about). He said Oliver doesn't need to be treated unless he shows "clinical" signs. I would love to hear everyone's experiences.
Additionally, any tips on giving it to her and signs to look out for as far as anyone's negative experience (reactions to meds?) would be helpful.
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