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Old 04-07-2017, 12:11 AM
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There is no rust on it and it doesn't look old. I don't know how long she had it. How can I tell if it has lead or zinc? I might play it safe and just buy another though.
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Wait until you have the test results first. It's entirely possible that heavy metals are not the culprit here.
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It depends on when great grandma bought it lol. If she got it in 2014 then it's not so old!
Yes. For some reason I thought that it had gone down from generation to generation.... I guess I go to too many antique shops (antiques fascinate me) and automatically thought it was antique.
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According to the symptoms I said, what are some ideas of what she could have?
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These are very general symptoms so there's no way to be sure. Even your vet didn't know, and they saw the bird in person! The best thing to do now is to just make sure that she's staying warm enough, eating and pooping well, and acting reasonably healthy. Call your vet if there's a change for the worse.
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The vet kept her over night. Thank you everyone for your adice.
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The vet says it could be a kidney infection. They need to run more tests. Does anyone know what causes kidney infections?
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Lots of things, apparently. This article says that viruses, bacteria, and fungus can do it (particularly aspergillosis). http://www.peteducation.com/article....+1829&aid=3314
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Do you know what the vet is basing that possible diagnosis on?
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We got the confirmed diagnosis. Apparently she ate something toxic. She will come home tomarrow Andy I will have to give her medicine orally. She hates to be held! When professionals clip her nails she fights with force. Also with me. Oh well!
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