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Hi I just got home and one of my two budgies is puffed up. My other budgie seems fine and is in her regular happy mood. The other one is normally a little skittish but he did not move when my hand went to him. He has let me feed him millet and drank water when I brought the budgie too it. He also tried to jump back to the perch at one point but fell over and stuck his wings out. I am very concerned and worried that he is sick. Yesterday he was acting fine and he has never acted this way before. The only thing different from today from yesterday is their cages. They are now in a much larger cage but that is the only difference. Before we put them in the cage we sprayed it down and cleaned it. Please tell me if my budgie is sick and how I could possibly help him. I am currently isolating him and putting him with a heating lamp. I am sorry if this is in the wrong section, I am new to this website and worried for my two budgies. Here is a photo of the budgie and of the poop in their cage. Is my budgie sick??-img_3401.jpg
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Hi there and to the forums!

I'm sorry to hear your little one is not doing well He definitely looks very sick from the picture you posted!

The fact that his droppings are very abnormal is another indication that he is unwell.

Does he eat on his own at all?

You're doing a great job in keeping him in a warm, separate cage.

What did you clean the cage with?

The best bet is to find an avian vet so that your little one can be diagnosed properly and treated as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, to stimulate his appetite, I would give him some millet soaked in this recipe: https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...te-recipe.html

This will help him keep up his blood sugar as well as stimulate him to continue eating.

I wish you and your little one all the best, please keep us posted on how he continues!
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Thank you so much for the reply! Yes I have defiantly seen him eat before although my other budgie is bossy and always eats first, but I have only seen him sick like this for about 30 minuets because I just got home. He does not seem like he wants to move though. We cleaned the cage with 409 (we had baby chickens in it a while ago so we wanted to make sure it was very clean even though it was months ago) and sprayed it with lots of water, it has also been sitting in the sun for a day after we cleaned it. I will make sure to try the millet formula for him. Thank you again! I will try to keep you updated.
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Great job with the cage, sounds like it is a great place for the little budgies

Now that he's in a separate hospital cage, he should feel more comfortable eating by himself.

I hope the millet soaked in the solution will help him perk up a little bit. Let us know if you have trouble finding an avian vet, too!

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It would be best for you to have your budgie examined by an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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I'm sorry that your little one is sick. I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. If you need help locating an avian vet, be sure to let us know. We'll be happy to help! From the look of things, he needs to be seen very soon. Looking forward to hearing better news soon .
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Here are some suggestions for you:

Dr. Paul Skellenger
Austin Veterinarian| Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital
11679 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
512-872-2371

Westgate Pet & Bird Hospital
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Phone (512) 892-4463

South Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
403 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Phone (512) 462-0002

Wells Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
12202 MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78758
Phone (512) 339-8472
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This is so helpful. Thank you very much I will defiantly be looking at these. My budgie already seems to be a little bit better but I will still get him a check up when I can.
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Default My parakeet is feeling much better already!

I took my budgie to the avian vet today and they figured that she most likley ate something that her digestive system was not used too and it was making her feel bad and gave her nasty poops. They also think that she was going to begin a molt continuation right before and that is also making her feel off. They suggested feeding her lots of fruit and making sure she has lots of liquids and that if she did not feel better tomorrow or the day after that she could come back to have some fluids tested. She is feeling much better and thank all of you for your concerns and help.
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I'm glad to hear you took your budgie to the Avian Vet and that she is feeling better already.
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