Saturday, February 5, 2011

Elmo the Cockatiel

Poor Elmo came down with a respiratory infection and has been on an antibiotic for about ten days, and still has at least two days of it left. He finally perked up now and is doing great (investigating one of our terrariums, below). The vet said we caught the infection really early, but after a couple days of treatment he was in tough shape and didn't even want to eat on his own.

Elmo + Terrarium

This is the first time he's ever been sick during the four years we've had him (he had two previous homes before we adopted him). I'm hoping he doesn't ever have to suffer through an infection like this again!


  1. I adopted a cockatiel that had similar issues. He was almost blind in one eye and one of his nostrils was completely covered. It was rough going, but he too recovered after some rounds of fun nose drops. I'm glad to hear Elmo is doing better! He is adorable :)

  2. Aw, poor thing - glad your cockatiel found a good home too! Elmo has luckily stayed healthy ever since this little bug.