02-09-2009, 12:26 AM
This is an update to my previous post. since late thursday night i heard BuBU or Chik Sneezing more than usual before bed but thought not too much about it since they sometimes sneeze. On Friday i wasnt home all day so i didnt realize it was still going on till i came home later. Then of course its too late to make an avian vet appt on the weekend so now its sunday night...
I didnt want to think this because they both have no other symptoms, continuously appear happy and active, eating drinking etc. but sneezing/coughing constantly
And then i thought it was only BuBU who was sneezing, but now i realize i think they both have a respiratory infection as they are housed together and I should have separated them but I just thought it might be due to "dust" as they stay with me in my room...and i hadnt vacuumed for awhile... so i vacuumed etc. cleaned their cage etc...turned the heater on, kept them warm..etc etc... everything a budgie mom should do.
but now they are both sneezing.... again no other symptoms but now another member informed me that Respiratory infections dont need to have tail bobbing or wet ceres, but can just be one symptom...
now they are both sick, i have no job, there is only 1 Board Certified Avian Vet in California that other members here use. He is great i hear, but charges a lot. I am going to guess that i'd be spending at least $600 for the two of them. I can go into my savings of course as its for emergencies.
I just feel so horrible that i didnt separate them sooner ...being so foolish not realizing it could be that...
so the sneezing began last late thursday night till now....by tomorrow i need to call the vet who he is a busy busy guy... i hope he can get me in... he's an hour drive away from here.....
another problem is the last time one of the budgies was sick, when i took him to another vet "who sees birds" she wasnt helpful at all and charged me $180 but all they did was clip their wings and nails and didnt inform me about Chik's Bump/fatty chest, no information on diet, or anything else.. ...
i know Antiobiotics are the only treatment for Respiratory infection... is there anythign else I can do in the meantime???
What specific tests will he run? and how many of them. Gram stain etc?
Thanks in advance...
Last edited by BubusMommy; 02-09-2009 at 12:27 AM.