07-04-2016, 05:53 PM
To help with respiratory issues, you can put your budgie’s cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open the airways.
Another option is to tent the cage with a sheet and place a warm mist humidifier, crockpot, pot or kettle of boiling water, under the sheet where your budgie is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way. If you have pure 100% eucalyptus essential oil, you can put one tiny drop into the water as that will also help to clear the airways so the budgie is better able to breathe.
As the other posters have indicated, it is always important to quarantine a new bird.
Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed for a period of 30-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, your next best option is to seek out an Exotic Vet with experience in treating small birds.
Hopefully these links will help you locate a suitable veterinarian:
Avian Vets | Parrot Veterinary Services
Sick Birds - Avian Vets
Horrox Veterinary Group, Thorpe House, Kellythorpe Estate, Driffield,
East Yorkshire YO25 9DJ .
Vet: Nigel E Horrox BVM&S BA FRIPH MRCVS. Tel: 01337 241 9107
International Zoo Veterinary Group,
Keighley Business Centre, South Street, Keighley, Yorkshire BD21 1AG
Vets: Mr Andrew Greenwood MA.VetMB MRCVS + Ms Johanna Stom MRCVS Tel: 01535 692 0008
The Mount Veterinary Group 89 Middlecave Rd, Malton, Nth Yorkshire
YO17 7NQ Tel: 01653 600 079
Sending best wishes for your little budgie.
Please be sure to update us on his condition.