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Old 05-03-2020, 11:21 AM
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Hi guys I have not been on here for years so most of you won't know or remember me. For those who do you will remember I have two budgies Neon (6-8yrs) and Lights (newly named by my niece as (baby bird) 3.5yrs old. Neon has been really sick latley could be because of his age I'm thinking about taking him to the vet he has been having really bad diarrhea which is sticking to him now (noticed that this morning) the sticking part. And he has a bump (tumor??) On his foot. He cant keep his balance anymore and bites his cage to keep his head up. Anyone know what could of caused his sudden weird behaviour I noticed the bump one day when he was hanging around me when I was on my pc he was happy the next week he starts....

1) getting quiet
2) losing balance
3) biting the cage while sleeping to hold himself up
4)falling off his perch
6) cant walk around his cage normal wings are out and he is falling on his face or side to side

What he still does

1) eats
2) drinks

I also got a little tent bed which I have him sleep in during the night so he doesnt get hurt further. Anyone know what this could be on his foot tho? Is it serious could it be a tumor an infection I'm going to take him to the vet monday regardless but wanted to know if I could do anything more to help him while he is in this state. Thanks in advance

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Your bird seems to be seriously ill and needs medical attention immediately, please get him to the vet asap. The lumps on his feet look alike they may be uric acid deposits which would mean that he has gout, that is a serious condition of uric acid build up in the body and can be very painful and needs immediate treatment the symptoms you listed can all be seen with gout, and this will not go away on its own it needs treatment. Please let us know how things go at the vet.
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Thankyou so much cody! I am taking neon to the vet first thing in the morning. I will keep you updated
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I'm glad to hear you are taking Neon to an Avian Vet tomorrow.

The information in these links should be helpful to you:

Avian Physical Examination

Understanding Avian Laboratory Tests

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Thankyou for the info bee!!!
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Neon was worse than I ever expected. He was ethunized today.

I am worried about his friend he has been looking for him. Do I run out and get him another friend. Or do I let him grieve an wait it out? I am worried because when I was younger I had a budgie die because of a broken heart.

Neon and baby bird were bonded for 3.5yrs neon is all baby bird knows. I am trying my best to give him attention but he keeps looking for his friend

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I'm sorry to hear about your loss of Neon.

Give Baby Bird a few weeks. He may adjust fine depending on how much attention you can give him each day.

If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.

Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 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.
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I am aware about the quarantine. And he seems to have just realized neon isnt around he was looking for him earlier flying everywhere and screeching for his friend. I have no plans on getting another bird right now unless I feel he will need one. And thank you, I thought waiting a while and letting him grieve was the way to go thanks for validating that for me
Appreciate all your guys help and thank you cody for letting me know how serious his condition was!

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So sorry for your loss. I agree with FaeryBee, give Baby Bird some time and give him as much attention as you can.
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Update on Baby Bird:

He still screams for neon and looks for him while out of his cage. Besides that he is doing surprisingly well. He is still eating and drinking etc. And is still very vocal he seems to be holding it together

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