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Old 03-30-2018, 12:34 AM
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Hello everyone! So I got two budgies from a pet store a few weeks ago, a male and a female. These two are my first pet birds.
After about a week or so, the male budgie became very close to me and he also became comfortable with his surroundings. So did the female, but she took a little bit more time than the male did.

However, these two budgies are the complete opposite of each other. The male is very hyper, super loud and vocal. He mimics all kind of sounds and he's always playing with toys. The female on the other hand is always puffed up during the day and sleeping and she rarely chirps. She doesn't play with toys either. At first I thought that maybe it's just her personality.

I also realised that her vent is dirty and she doesn't have feathers around the vent area. Recently her vent is rarely dirty though. Is she plucking her feathers because she's uncomfortable or is she having an illness? Her droppings have been normal but for the past few days there's been more liquid around the droppings. She refuses to eat anything other than seeds but I've been trying to encourage her to try new food as well.

For the past week, every morning I bring their cage out and let her under the sun for awhile. When she's under the sun she starts chirping and playing with toys. Her feet are sometimes cold.

There aren't any avian vets around here and even the normal vets don't treat birds. But that doesn't mean I'm giving up on.. I'm still trying to look for a vet that can help me in different states.

Why doesn't she have feathers around her vent? Why are her droppings different recently? Is she cold? Why is she active when she's under the sun?

Any advice would be really really helpful.. As these are my first pet birds this is all new to me but I want the best for them.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:21 AM
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Sorry your girl isn't feeling well!

As I am not an expert I cannot comment on how to help you with finding a vet, or why her vent is missing feathers. However, until an expert can help you, I suggest keeping her warm. Her puffing up is an indication of being cold, and if bringing her under the sun makes her more active then I'd say she is most likely cold. Cold feet are also a good indicator of low body temperature.

What you can do in the meantime is cover her cage on three sides with a blanket, and play some soothing music for her on a radio.

Good for you for not giving up on finding a vet! Hope you find someone soon!
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Sorry your girl isn't feeling well!

As I am not an expert I cannot comment on how to help you with finding a vet, or why her vent is missing feathers. However, until an expert can help you, I suggest keeping her warm. Her puffing up is an indication of being cold, and if bringing her under the sun makes her more active then I'd say she is most likely cold. Cold feet are also a good indicator of low body temperature.

What you can do in the meantime is cover her cage on three sides with a blanket, and play some soothing music for her on a radio.

Good for you for not giving up on finding a vet! Hope you find someone soon!
Aw thank you!! Thank you for suggesting that. I'll definitely try to keep her more warm and is your budgie's name Smol? That is so adorable!!!!

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She definitely sounds a bit ill. Make sure her diet is varied and she has enough nutrients from her food. Could you phone a non-local vet that treats birds and see if they can try and help by phone? Best of luck, keep us updated!
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She definitely sounds a bit ill. Make sure her diet is varied and she has enough nutrients from her food. Could you phone a non-local vet that treats birds and see if they can try and help by phone? Best of luck, keep us updated!
I try but she doesn't want anything other than seeds is there any way to make her try other food? I'll definitely try contacting one!!

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I've changed the title of your thread to one that is more descriptive. As per our Site Guidelines, please be sure to use descriptive titles rather than ones like "help".

Your female needs to be seen by a professional.

In the meantime, it is important you keep her warm and give her Guardian Angel/Pedialyte.

You can soak a millet spray in the solution and give it to her and also give it in her water dish for her to drink.


If you don't have any on hand, use the recipe below.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...te-recipe.html

While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

When you develop a good relationship with a regular veterinarian, that individual can collaborate via telephone or Skype with Avian Veterinarians in other countries if necessary to get assistance in appropriate diagnosing and prescribing treatment for your Avian companions.

You can also contact an on-line veterinarian for help.

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These links may help you locate an Avian or Exotic Pet Veterinarian, who is used to working with small birds, in your area.

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I've changed the title of your thread to one that is more descriptive. As per our Site Guidelines, please be sure to use descriptive titles rather than ones like "help".

Your female needs to be seen by a professional.

In the meantime, it is important you keep her warm and give her Guardian Angel/Pedialyte.

You can soak a millet spray in the solution and give it to her and also give it in her water dish for her to drink.


If you don't have any on hand, use the recipe below.

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...te-recipe.html

While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

When you develop a good relationship with a regular veterinarian, that individual can collaborate via telephone or Skype with Avian Veterinarians in other countries if necessary to get assistance in appropriate diagnosing and prescribing treatment for your Avian companions.

You can also contact an on-line veterinarian for help.

On Line Avian Vets

https://www.justanswer.com/pet-bird/

Ask a Vet Online. Ask a Vet Pet Veterinary Health Questions 24/7. Online Vet Advice VetLIVE

Dr. Ross Perry
US/Canada exit code: 011
Australia country code: 61
The 0 on cell phones/mobile phones is dropped on international calls.

Dr. Ross Perry
Mobile 0419 693279
Calling from US/Canada: 011 61 419 693 279

Home (612) 9401 4586
Calling from US/Canada: 011 61 2 9401 4586

Work (612) 99825831
Calling from US/Canada: 011 61 2 9982 [email protected]
[email protected]
Skype and iChat: DoctorRossPerry
Aspiring to love all, serve all, help ever, hurt never.
https://www.drrossperry.com.au/

Appointments, consultations, phone, skype, iChat, e-mail - Budgie Health


These links may help you locate an Avian or Exotic Pet Veterinarian, who is used to working with small birds, in your area.

International Vets Register
Vets

Bird Vets Near You
Veterinarians.com

United Kingdom

Find an Avian Vet

Find an Avian Vet near you

The Parrot Society - Avian Vets

The Bird Care Company - Avian Vets

RCVS - Find a Vet
Thank you so much!! I really needed this

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I’m so sorry to hear about your girl . Please keep us updated after seeing (or corresponding with) an avian vet ASAP!
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