09-24-2017, 06:52 PM
To help with respiratory issues, you can put your budgie’s cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open the airways.
Another option is to tent the cage with a sheet and place a pot or kettle of boiling water under the sheet where your budgie is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way. If you have pure eucalyptus oil, you can put one tiny drop into the water as that will also help to clear the airways so the budgie is better able to breathe.
Using a warm mist humidifier in the room with your budgies is a great way to help ease breathing problems.
That said, the information above only helps the symptoms not the underlying problem.
The members of this forum are not trained Avian veterinary professionals and are unable to give you the proper diagnosis and treatment plan for your budgie's condition.
It is VERY important you take him to the vet.
The longer you wait, the greater the likelihood he will not have a full recovery.
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.
If you do not have the funds, then borrow them from a family member or friend.
Additionally, you can ask the vet if they are willing to set up a payment plan for you.
You need to set up an "Emergency Fund" for the future so you will always have the money to get the proper treatment for Yogi if required.
I wish little Yogi a full and speedy recovery.
Please be sure to post an update regarding his condition in this thread after you've taken him to his vet appointment.