Where to begin with this, I guess the beginning? It all started in early November last year. My 5 year old budgie, Kirby came down with diarrhoea. He was fluffed and would sit leaning forward when outside his cage. I took him to my avian vet straight away as he previously had these symptoms the year before and was treated with Baytril and recovered. This time his poo test picked up megabacteria. So he was prescribed 14 days of Baytril and 30 days of Amphotericin-B. He seemed to improve on this in nature. He was back talking and playing again, but his poo never went back to normal. I went back to the vet after the two weeks of Baytril just as a follow up and advice. I was told to finish the last 2 weeks with the Ampho. By the time the dose ended Kirby from what I can remember as this has been going on for so long started to decline again. He was put back on another dose of Ampho.
My head is all fuzzy with this and I am struggling to remember every detail as we are now in the third month (nearly the fourth) of this illness.
Two weeks ago he was put back on Baytril and also Flagyl. He was wormed and given a vitamin ADEC injection. He seemed to improve by the 3rd day in himself again, not his droppings of course. But things went sour when trying to administer Flagyl as it made him vomit 9/10 times.
This Monday we gave him another vitamin injection and a Doxycycline injection. Things still seem no better.
I have scales and weigh him constantly. He fluctuates between 25 grams and 28 grams during the day/night. (He's a very small kind of budgie) He hardly eats during the day and mainly sleeps. Night time is when he seems to pig out. He loved spinach before this sickness, now he will have a couple bites and that's it. Out of all the seeds he won't touch any but the hulled oats. He does like sweet potato and carrot mash that I make him. He'll pick at sprouts, wholemeal bread and pasta. He's gone fussy on millet now and won't touch it. He has a seed stick that he will occasionally pick at. (not a made from glue Trill one
I'm so far behind in my studies now because I can't focus on it. Most of my days are watching him and when I go to work I constantly ask mum for updates. I've spent $400 plus and would spend everything I have to see him better.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated please..