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I have a blue capped blue cordon finch female and from previous visit/scare found out that she has liver disease I guess is the best description. hepatits...im not sure if that would be correct although she does get yellow skin at times and is right now. I noticed that she was puffed up and at the bottom of the cage so I removed her I have a mixed aviary. she is now in a med cage with heat on her so she is not puffed up but when I went to remove her she vomited on me twice and it was only clear liquid so i'm hoping that she just drank some water and from the excitement and being ill she did this but that is my question is this something that is normal. I have had to place her in a med cage before and force feed her but since she vomited I was afraid to do that what should I do. she needs to be hydrated so I have misted her and has water in the cage but being so small there is nothing that a vet can do except keep her warm so i'm doing that myself if they try to get blood or give an iv it could stress her to death and i've experienced the positive effects of just having a lil alone time can do for the little guys.  thank you in advance.

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I'm sorry I am not a bird expert. You need to address this to them, or pick one of the veterinarians in here that says they treat birds in their profile.

The bird groups are here:

http://www.allexperts.com/cl2/718/pets/Pet-Birds/


Dr. Gotthelf might treat them:
http://www.allexperts.com/ep/700-23614/Ask-Veterinarian/Dr-Louis-N-Gotthelf.htm

I hope the little guy makes it.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING TO ME: I am NOT a vet and do NOT diagnose diseases. That is only for a licensed Veterinarian to do. I will give you suggestions and steer you toward calling your vet for help. You can call the vet's office and talk to the technician there or the vet at times. Don't be afraid to call them! If you have a serious issue with your pet please post it to one of the veterinarians in here- I will tell you the same thing in my answer. IF your pet is injured or in an emergency situation, CALL YOUR VET- Do not wait and post in here. Just call the vet's office and get them in to see the vet right away. Critical treatment time is lost if you seek answers here when you should have your precious pet at the vets!! Don't sit at home waiting for an answer when your pet is critically ill or injured!! I can answer most questions about small animal and wildlife care as well as small animal nutrition. I can also answer questions about all phases of dental care for small animals. I DO NOT answer questions about birds (unless it is wildlife or songbirds) or HAMSTERS/GERBILS/CHINS/GUINEA PIGS/REPTILES/FROGS/RABBITS/PET BIRDS OF ANY KIND so please submit these questions to the appropriate sections. I, as well as other experts in here, do NOT do homework questions- that is for YOU to do! Please respect these rules for all of us. Thanks!

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I have over 35 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine. I specialized in small animals and did wildlife rehab for over 25 years, mostly raptors, squirrels and opossums. I am a Small Animal Nutritional Consultant with 6 certificates from Hills Pet Foods, CNM and Purina. I also specialized in Small Animal Dentistry which is a field I truly love.

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Audubon,World Wildlife Federation, American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians.

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Licensed with California and Oregon, RVT and CVT. Certified Veterinary Dental Technician Have over 550 logged hours of Continuing Education Credits(that means I keep up to date!).

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Nominated for Expert of the Month for the last 5 years.

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