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Hello everyone! So my budgie, Pepe, who is 5 years old now, has been acting strange and I wonder if anyone can give me some hints as to what's going on. Also, please keep in mind that I do not have a avian vet nearby so I am doing my best to give him the best care I can on my own.

So as for his symptoms, for the past three days he has been "yawning" constantly and whipping his head around as if he has something stuck in his throat. He isn't as vocal and only makes small little chirps and is less energetic/playful.

I figured this could point to a number of possible problems, but what is strange is that despite his symptoms he is eating quite normally, including his veggies that I give him everyday in addition to his seed mix. His poop also looks normal, and when I put my hand in his cage to feed him, he still rushes to me for his head scratching.

Does anyone have any clues as to what is wrong with him? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from you!

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:24 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm sorry your budgie has been feeling under the weather.
Unfortunately, we are not qualified avian vets and we are unable to tell with accuracy what's wrong with your budgie. He needs to be physically examined and tested by a qualified professional. From your description, your budgie could have some kind of irritation on the crop area.

Given the symptoms he has been exhibiting, it would truly be best to have him seen by an avian vet specialist, so that he is properly examined, diagnosed and treated.

From a simple google search, I was able to find a veterinary hospital that treats birds: https://www.facebook.com/MIWA.hospital.tokyo/

There are likely other options, since Tokyo is a big city.

Best of luck with Pepe, I'm wishing him a steady and full recovery!
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Thank you for taking time to respond to my post. I totally agree with you and wish I could take him to the vet but I do not live in Tokyo or anywhere near it. I live in a very rural part of northern Japan. That is why I am posting on this forum. I was hoping to hear from someone with experience in handling birds with these symptoms.

Thank you again though for your response.
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You're very welcome. I wish there was more we could do to help.
From your details it stated you were located in Tokyo, Japan.
Maybe you can try to locate an avian or exotics vet in a neighbouring town closer to you.
Many of us don't have the luxury of having avian vet services in our towns and we need to travel long distance with our birds whenever it's required.
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I'm sorry you do not have access to an Avian Vet in your location.
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Hi there and to the forums!

I agree that it is best to have your little one examined by an Avian vet, and FaeryBee hopefully was able to provide you with some resources that may be of use even if you do not have an avian vet near you.

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I'm hoping for the very best outcome for your Pepe, please keep us posted!

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I've had this with my birds before. My 16 year old cockatiel would have long periods where he wouldn't stop yawning. I was extremely worried about him, but he is absolutely fine. I know I'm talking about a cockatiel here, but they do a head shake whenever there's a high pitched noise that annoys their ears. Yawning could be linked to that because the ear, nose and throat are all linked. So maybe your budgie has an itchy ear and yawning and head shaking is their way of trying to itch it? Just an idea.
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It sounds to me as if your bird has either a crop infection or an ear infection. Either way, the best thing to do under the circumstances is to get a professional diagnosis and treatment plan.

Relying on opinions you get on a forum when it comes to your budgie's health is taking a huge risk with its well-being.

I wish you all the best. Please keep us updated on your little fellow.
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