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I mentioned in a previous thread that I had adopted another IRN from a friend . He was doing just fine in my parents room until yesterday . I was out throughout the day and when I returned in the evening , I found him in my room sitting on the other IRN's cage . My friend did warn me that he knew how to open cage doors ; but I never expected him to find his way to my other birds' room all by himself.
Is this going to be a problem ? I presume he spent the whole day in my room so is the whole point of quarantine is defeated .......or not ? I did take him back to his cage but if the the damage is already done , I'd love to have him along with my other birds.
He isn't from the pet store , he spent over a year alone without any contact with any other birds at my friend's place.
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He could still be carrying a disease and if he's been on your other IRNs cage and has pooped in there, preened and bits of skin have gone in there it is still dangerous. You could take him to the vet and get blood work done, then you'll find out if he has anything or not because I had a very nasty case with my birds. I took in a bird who didn't show any signs what so ever because she was carrying the disease. All of my other birds got extremely sick and died within a matter of weeks (though only showed signs the day before they were put down). It then showed in my IRN and she died too. It was absolutely horrific and to avoid anything like that you'd still be best getting them vetted when you bring them in. Obviously I can't expect everybody to go out and pay for vets and stuff, it's really expensive! But even after 30 days + of quarantine they may still never show that they have it

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He could still be carrying a disease and if he's been on your other IRNs cage and has pooped in there, preened and bits of skin have gone in there it is still dangerous. You could take him to the vet and get blood work done, then you'll find out if he has anything or not because I had a very nasty case with my birds. I took in a bird who didn't show any signs what so ever because she was carrying the disease. All of my other birds got extremely sick and died within a matter of weeks (though only showed signs the day before they were put down). It then showed in my IRN and she died too. It was absolutely horrific and to avoid anything like that you'd still be best getting them vetted when you bring them in. Obviously I can't expect everybody to go out and pay for vets and stuff, it's really expensive! But even after 30 days + of quarantine they may still never show that they have it
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This must of been very hard to deal with?

I second vet check for sure. Just for peace of mind. If there is anything wrong it may of spread on feather dust or pooh. just them being in the same air space means that a disease can be spread.
I am not strong on quarantine, but always run a vet check before I let any bird into my flock.


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I also agree vet check, can you use Avian Biotech in your country? not sure where your based?

If so it may be cheaper to take the blood sample yourself and send it off to them for testing,
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It was horrible. I was going through a lot of stress at the time. No birds had shown any signs and then my only tame cockatiel went really strange. He was on the bottom of the aviary. He was skin and bones which seemed impossible as he'd been fine about a week before. He'd also been eating. But there was nothing to him. He drank and ate but his poops were just water. I took him to the vet to have him put down and the vet was lovely to me but they couldn't do anything else for me. I was absolutely heartbroken. A few days later I caught up the other aviary cockatiels and felt them. They'd been chunky the week before. They were completely gone. I took those in too but there was a different vet. He treated me like absolutely nothing and I couldn't stand him. He was horrible. I'm never going back. I got the flock sorted out after that and treated. I never ever even thought it would affect the inside birds and yup. It got my Indian ringneck Echo too. It was too late to get her to the vet. She died on my lap. That meant I had to treat everybody. I have a LOT birds in total and since then I've been pretty poor. I've had some disease tests and things done now though and I have found a fantastic avian vet. He's doing a fecal screening now for my birds of prey just to see if they're okay. He said my birds were in fantastic condition though which made me feel better! It's been very hard. But from now on I'm being much more cautious

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Thanks for the concern everyone ! Sorry for not replying earlier , been really caught up with uni n everything.
As you all suggested , I did take him to the vet the very next day . It took about a week for the results to come back. It was a loooooong week but at the end there was good news. The new bird was perfectly healthy with no sign of any illness whatsoever. I did keep him apart from the other birds for a week or so after the test results just to make sure that nothing was wrong.
The 2 IRNs are completely bonded right now. I let them out once together to play and after a few initial squabbles they started preening one another. Within 3 days the new guy just decided to move into the cage with my other IRN. I tried separating them but he just kept going back in (he knows how to open cage doors). So I'm allowing them to stay together in that cage even though its too small for 2 until I get a bigger one which house both of them comfortably. Its really surprising cause the IRNs I previously owned used to hate each other and never got along even after living next to one another for 5 years.
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That's brilliant that everything came back okay! And even better that they are getting along now too

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I've decided to leave them be .......they really seem to like each other so I doubt taming them will even be possible . I've got a new big cage filled with toys for them . I don't think they'll be missing my company . I'm pretty okay with it , as long as they seem happy I don't really mind them keeping to themselves . Watching them play is amusing in itself .I'm gonna focus on taming my new cockatiel and budgies .
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I also agree vet check, can you use Avian Biotech in your country? not sure where your based?

If so it may be cheaper to take the blood sample yourself and send it off to them for testing,
http://www.avianbiotech.co.uk/

http://www.avianbiotech.com/
I agree go see a vet be safe

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