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Sick lovie

There is a lovebird in lexington @ a large petshop that im concerned about, I think its very sick. Ive been there three times in past few weeks and it seems to b getting worse, I keep telling them to get it to a vet but dont think they have yet. Im curious if anyone can tell me wat may b wrong with it just from my description, I have a pic but isnt very good one. First of all its beak seems to be scabby, discolored blotches and just looks injured, besides that its feathers and skin look horrible but the main thing I noticed was its eyes are VERY watery, almost looks like slime they water so much, they are very puffy and pinkish around the eye, wen its eating and trying to move around it keeps eyes closed most of time like its having trouble holding them open. Any thoughts?

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Oh my goodness that bird is an awful state ! I have never seen a lovie look like that. I hope somebody can give you more information on it, but all I can say is that bird needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian!

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Yes, it needs help immediately. Im not even sure wat kind/mutation of love this is. It really doesnt look like any of the 9 that I kno of. Its so sad watching that baby trying to eat with its eyes closed and beak buried in a bowl of seed. So slow, not at all lively like lovies are, very lethargic.

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It actually looks MUCH better in this picture than it does in person

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its a young (4 to 5 month old) peach faced lovebird.

definately ill.... could be anything from scaley face mites to conjunctivitis to bacterial infection to psittacosis... we'd never know. needs a vet



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OMG! Do you know how bad I just want to send you the money for it to get it the heck out of there and to a vet!!!! Poor baby!

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It is very sad, but I would definitely recommend against going near the bird or taking it in. Unfortunately the problem is you have no idea what's ailing it -- in fact, my advice for now is to stay out of that store if you can. I have heard horror stories about pet shops that carry birds who are sick, and the birds' illnesses getting brought home to otherwise healthy, happy fids on toys and other items from the store. Heck, if you go in there and go near that poor lovie, and whatever it is that is ailing it gets into your clothes/hair or on your skin, you risk bringing that infection back to your flock, not to mention the MONUMENTAL risk of bringing home a bird that sick even with quarantine.

Heaven forbid it was psittacosis or something like that.

My advice? I think you should alert authorities. I'm usually not one to bring the animal cops down on a pet store, but if you have seen this bird and frequently told the owners and employees that it needs medical care (and from your picture it looks like it is nearby other birds in an open-air environment, which means it may be infecting other birds) and they've done nothing, they're abusing the bird through their neglect, and that's unacceptable. You can always make an anonymous tip....that's what I would do.
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Poor baby he looks so sad

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Off the top and this may be a huge stretch. Maybe you know a kind hearted avian vet you can call that will swing down and check it out. I know they dont u sually do that kind of thing but with the pictures and threats to the other birds in the store maybe they can advice the clueless employess that some kind of action needs to be taken. My heart is bleeding for that little bird. I wish I could drive down and take it but I have no idea what Id do with it once I got there because there is no way I could put my babies at risk.

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Poor little bird... my first thought was ... I hope its not psittacosis!! I also would recommend not going in that store... and if you do... change clothes and wash well ... preferably shower ... before going near your flock... psitacosis is a nightmare!!
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Who should I call to report it, humane society? They never seem to care wen I call them about mistreated birds.

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The bird is at PetSupemarket in Lexington KY, nicholasville & lowry rd. if anyone would like to help get a voice to these people who work at this place that obviously dont care

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Also, this is a peached face? Ive never seen one look like this, it is completely grey and blueish

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Well, I called humane soc. And they transfered me to some animal wellbeing dept. Or something and they said they would investigate/check it out. I hope the best for the little guy, hope its not pstcosis, it is in a cage right beside a beautiful goffins 2 & blue crown conure... Also a cinim. Gcc and pineapple gcc that seem like they are slighly sick, not nearly as bad as the lovie tho

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Yeah you can get peach faced lovies in really odd colours. Mine is purple with a White face and freckles of green down his back! In glad you called them. Hopefully something can be done. Especially being as it is also around other birds in the store!

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If you can look up the number of the store's head office. Large chain stores take customer complaints seriously!
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