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Old 07-24-2015, 02:56 PM
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Default My budgie cannot fly all of a sudden

Hi there,
I have a sick budgie who has been diagnosed with crop infection. The vet has prescribed him nystatin and mycobacil (sorry about spelling). The vet has also asked me to clean his vent area as he has poop all stuck around there as well as diarrhoea. I have done all that. Due to his condition he has lost some weight.

However, today I have noticed that he cannot fly for some reason. When he does try to fly he falls and when he hits the ground his beak goes forward and hits the floor and then he gets back upright to get balance. He has also been crashing into walls, when he was a great flyer.

I will be on the phone with the vet about this tomorrow, but I am concerned that what is this? I have had training on how to grasp him, so I can be quite certain it isn't the way I have held him (with a towel), although he does flap his wings a lot while grasped.

Please help, why is he not being able to fly? Is it because of his illness and weight loss, or could it something else? he can preen.

Thanks,
Sam

Last edited by prescription; 07-24-2015 at 03:02 PM.