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Given the information provided, it's important to understand that young birds like your 5-month-old Amazon parrot can exhibit a variety of symptoms due to different causes. Since the main concern and specific symptoms are not listed, I'll provide general advice for a young parrot's care and highlight signs that would warrant immediate veterinary attention.

Firstly, ensure that your parrot's environment is safe and comfortable. The cage should be large enough for him to stretch his wings and move around freely. It should be placed in a draft-free area, away from direct sunlight and any potential toxins or hazards. The temperature should be kept consistent, as young birds are sensitive to temperature changes.

Diet is crucial for a young parrot. A balanced diet includes high-quality pellets, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Avoid giving your parrot avocado, chocolate, or caffeine, as these are toxic to birds. Fresh water should always be available.

Social interaction and mental stimulation are essential for the well-being of parrots. Provide toys and spend time interacting with your bird daily to prevent boredom and stress, which can lead to health issues.

Regularly check for signs of illness, such as changes in droppings, feather condition, behavior, and appetite. Since your parrot is not currently vaccinated or on flea and tick prevention, it's important to monitor for external parasites and consider discussing preventive measures with a veterinarian.

If you notice any of the following signs, it's crucial to take your parrot to a veterinary hospital immediately:

- Difficulty breathing or changes in breathing sounds
- Persistent fluffed-up feathers or lethargy
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Swelling or lumps on the body
- Vomiting or regurgitation
- Sudden weight loss or reduced appetite
- Discharge from the eyes, nostrils, or beak
- Blood in droppings or abnormal droppings

These signs can indicate serious health issues that require immediate veterinary care. It's also important to establish a relationship with an avian veterinarian for regular health check-ups and to address any specific concerns you may have about your parrot's health.

Remember, a healthy parrot is an active and alert parrot. Keep a close watch on your bird's behavior and physical condition, and provide a nurturing environment to support his growth and well-being.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.