Sick Budgie - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health > Diseases and Illnesses


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-20-2017, 10:46 PM
Egg
 
Profile:bigstan is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
bigstan is on a distinguished road
Default Sick Budgie

Hi all, My Budgie got really sick over the past weekend. (Sam) started off with diarrhea, ruffled feathers, and a hard tail-bobbing. He is about 9 years old. I know hes very old. I have had two Budgies in the past that lived to 14 and 12 years. So I have a lot of experience as an owner.

Where I live in Michigan Avian specialists aren't around in my general area. I called several Veterinary's in my city and none had an avian specialists. However, I have a referral to call one tomorrow about 70 miles away. But tomorrow may be too late.

So today he is totally off balance and cannot perch at all. He is lying very still on his chest at the bottom of the cage. I have increased the heat and humidity in the room and have him covered. I have saw him try to eat seed I have put at bottom of cage. Not sure if he is drinking water so I have started to administer through an eye drop.

Now I have video and pictures but not sure how to attach. Its almost like he has had a stroke. But he is old and it got cold here. He may have caught a bug. Now I have some questions.

I have antibiotics here. I have doxycycline, Flagyl, and I have Omnicef. These are prescribed to me as I fight my own illness. But without knowing whats going on with Sam and not knowing how much longer he has left. I am thinking about making some sort of diluted antibiotic mix to give to him. In some sort of corn syrup suspension.

My past birds when sick were giving Baytril by a now retired avian doctor. I can only find info on Flagyl, and doxy to give to Budgies and not Omnicef.
But I really dont know how much as he is such a small Budgie.

It may be just his time. But I hate to see this going on. Don't like to see him struggle. If anyone has any experience with these antibiotics please let me know dosage, etc.

Going to try and upload a video. PS he did squawk loudly and repetitiously when i had to grab him to give water.

Thank You,

Karl


Last edited by bigstan; 11-21-2017 at 01:13 AM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-20-2017, 10:54 PM
Goldenwing's Avatar
Young Budgie
 
Profile:Goldenwing is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 597
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 130
Rep Power: 3
Goldenwing will become famous soon enoughGoldenwing will become famous soon enough
Default

Karl,

I am sorry to hear about your budgie. I am inexperienced, so my only advice is to read through some of the articles and threads about your budgie's health. Good luck!

Goldenwing
  #3  
Old 11-20-2017, 11:10 PM
Egg
 
Profile:bigstan is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
bigstan is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank You Goldenwing. Doing a little more reading on antibiotic to use on Budgies. I'm not a doctor but he is really sick. So Im at the point I need something fast. Of course it might not be a bacterial infection. Could be a viral, or fungus or just old age.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 11-21-2017, 12:08 AM
iHeartPieds's Avatar
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:iHeartPieds is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 775
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 500
Rep Power: 5
iHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I really do not recommend trying to self medicate your budgie as you are likely to do more harm than good. Try to get him in to see a regular vet even, and perhaps they can consult with an avian vet.
  #5  
Old 11-21-2017, 12:37 AM
Egg
 
Profile:bigstan is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
bigstan is on a distinguished road
Default

I tried as stated above contacted all 3 Vets in my town. I only got 1 number to call today. I even asked about euthanasia, none would touch doing that to a bird.
  #6  
Old 11-21-2017, 01:14 AM
Egg
 
Profile:bigstan is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
bigstan is on a distinguished road
Default

Well he passed at 1am. These birds are so delicate. By the time that you know there sick, there really sick...That plus his age...No more birds for me.

Thank You everyone!
  #7  
Old 11-21-2017, 09:38 AM
Goldenwing's Avatar
Young Budgie
 
Profile:Goldenwing is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 597
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 130
Rep Power: 3
Goldenwing will become famous soon enoughGoldenwing will become famous soon enough
Default

I'm so sorry Stan.
  #8  
Old 11-21-2017, 04:49 PM
iHeartPieds's Avatar
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:iHeartPieds is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 775
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 500
Rep Power: 5
iHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of lightiHeartPieds is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I'm so sorry for your loss As you said birds are so delicate and sometimes there is nothing we can do.
  #9  
Old 11-21-2017, 09:20 PM
Hunterkat's Avatar
Hunterkat (Katherine)
Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Hunterkat is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,572
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 500
Rep Power: 5
Hunterkat is a glorious beacon of lightHunterkat is a glorious beacon of lightHunterkat is a glorious beacon of lightHunterkat is a glorious beacon of lightHunterkat is a glorious beacon of lightHunterkat is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I am so sorry...
__________________
~Niko and Tetra~
  #10  
Old 11-21-2017, 10:29 PM
Egg
 
Profile:bigstan is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 11
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
bigstan is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank You for the kind comments, Its been a tough day here today. crazy waking up I walk upstairs out of habit to uncover the bird cage. Only to realize he's gone. But at least the suffering he had is over. I'm glad it only lasted 2 days with the second day being the worse. Now a lot more quiet. I do have a cat to keep me company.

Take care everyone
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.