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Old 08-19-2015, 06:41 PM
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Recently Cutie has had a mega bacteria relapse we started off with ACV then to sodium benzoate her diet consist of pellets and veggies i had given her sprouts as well but she simply flings them out of the container and on the her cage floor. So I stopped giving them to her plus they take a while to sprout I also felt it is better not to introduce it again till the relapse is over. My main concern however is that she has now shifted most of her diet into the pellets, every time I see her she's only eating her pellets and rarely touching the veggies. Her weight was around normal at first 43-45grams but her weight has now become 50-51 grams. I feel that is very obese is that something due to her megabacteria or is it her diet.

PS: she eats more than 1 spoonful of pellets she has them throughout the day.

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Old 08-19-2015, 07:37 PM
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I do not feel qualified to give you an opinion as to whether your budgie is overeating or if the weight gain is due to the AGY.

Have you discussed this matter with your Avian Vet?

If not, I would suggest you do so as the vet will probably view the information to be important with regard to the treatment prescribed for your budgie.
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Hello I too have a mega bac budgie but my guy is a normal or wild type and a wee bit smaller.
I find giving probiotics every second day sprinkled over the seed/pellet /crumble mix is good.
My vet advised me to keep Budget a little over weight as if he gets stressed or sick an attack can catch hold as you most probably know.
I feed my budgies a diet of greens, grass and thistles, a mixed seed /pellet and crumble mix.
I do not give Millet sprays as treats.
How active is Cutie? Encourage her to move around more, I sometimes sprinkle their food around and they have to forage for it, so they are exercising at the same time. Does she come out and free fly? Perhaps make a game have her fly to you from a perch, give her toys to encourage play ,Budget loves to push a ball around more movement it all helps.
Talk to your vet and ask for advice, what works for one budgie might not be the answer for another. I hope Cutie starts to slim down soon. She could possibly be eating from routine as when they have an attack they eat non stop as you know and she is simply used to doing this. Perhaps her food will need to be rationed for a while ,again talk it through with her vet and make a decision that is best for her.
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I agree with Deborah, and Cathy, a vet consultation would be good. Seem's like the sodium benzoate must be working if she is gaining, have her dropping's improved ?
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