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Hello, my cockatiel recently contracted psittacosis and so I have to medicate him (he won't take it in food). However, he keeps aspirating some every time. The vet can't demonstrate/teach me the proper technique because of covid-19 and suggested watching YouTube demonstrations, but they are not very detailed/helpful/conflicting. For example, my vet advised us to make sure the syringe goes over the tongue, but a video said to put it under the tongue. How do I change my technique to avoid him aspirating medicine? Also, is there anything I can do to help him when he aspirates apart from steam?

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hi I have had to give my cockatiel oral meds. What i do is gently blow in his face. that works for me, and he keep it down. hope it works for you.
 
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