If it's a money issue, call ahead to the vet to see if they will work a payment plan or apply for vet med credit. Sounds like an uri, bronchitis, pneumonia, Aspergillus or some type of bacteria infection etc.
Unless you have a home microscope, a system where you can check his blood for infection, X-ray to check the lungs for possible tumors or cancer and are able to write a prescription then your out of luck for a home remedy.
When did the bird start coming down with something?
Is the bird eating and drinking properly?
Was the seed or water contaminated?
Have the cage and toys been properly kept up, cewned and sanitized?
Been getting fresh fruit and vegetables?
Does he have a calcium bock in the cage? Is it clean?
Common bird ailments, Avian pox, Lyme Disease, Pneumonia, Bronchitis to name a few of the more common ones.
Have you been providing a bowl if water or shower or misting for proper grooming?
Missing feathers from over grooming not proper grooming?
Malnourished because beek is over grown or misaligned?
Eyes clear and bright?
Has he gotten enough sunlight? Was he exposed to too much heat or cold? Has he been in a draft?
Has he been allowed to fly around the house and possibly eaten something?
Is he running a temperature?
Does he have any internal or external parasites?
Has he received any vitamin supplements?
Any of these things could make your bird feel punk, including not covering cages at night, or being harassed by other pets if not used to ot, but you mentioned the wings fouching skin... has the bird been plucking or do you mean the wings are drawn in tightly against his body
Either way the only way you will be able to diagnose and treat your bird is to run some diagnostics, rule out sheets not wrong with tphim, have the eduaction to write prescriptions and dose out the proper medications to cure the ailment. It sounds like it more than just being sad or tired.
Good luck, and sometimes you need to put your pets needs above your wants or you end up with a dead pet.
· 3 months ago