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One of by budgies has an ear infection. He shows visible discomfort only sometimes, his left ear is almost completely exposed, and today I see that the surrounding feathers are stained green from it. He had the same thing appear about two months ago, and i gave him a drip of oil in his ear (said it would detach mites) and it went away completely, all feathers back a week later. I have tried to get a better look inside, but I don't see and traces of mites or mold. They also have a mite and lice protector on their cage. If it is bacterial, the site (Carebudgies) said to drop medication meant for human otitis media (middle ear infection) and so i searched a lot of stores, but realized they don't sell antibiotics over the counter. I'm really looking for advice, a vet visit is not an option for me currently. Should i give him another drop of oil?
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We can not give you advice with regard to self-medicating your bird. That is a practice that Talk Budgies does not condone.

A professional Avian Vet needs to diagnose and prescribe the best treatment for your budgie.
Not seeking professional assistance when your bird(s) are ill, puts them at extreme risk.
Trying to self-medicate using the information you find on-line or in a pet-store can often make matters much worse.
Using human medication on a bird without professional advice is very unwise, the strength of the medication is not meant for such a small animal.

I suggest you ask your Avian Vet to set up a payment plan for you.
For the future, it is important to have an emergency medical fund so you will always have the financial means to get the care for your budgies that they need.

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.

Be Prepared for Veterinary Expense

I hope you will do what is necessary to get the proper medical attention your budgie requires.
I wish him a full and speedy recovery.
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I am currently starting a vet fund and i have a vet near me thank you
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I was mistaken, the only avian vet near me that I can find is in another state. Can someone find one in Michigan? No exotic vets I can find, but I might have passed over somewhere.
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Where in Michigan?
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Canton:
Animal Friends Veterinary Hospital - Exotic Pet Care

Ann Arbor:
Dr. Vicki Daldin / Dr. Valentine - Bird and Small Animal Hospital
4990 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103 - Tel. (734) 913-0003

Cadillac:
Dr. Jason Harrison, Avian Veterinarian - Airport Animal Clinic
7749 E. 34 Road, Cadillac, Michigan, 49601 - Tel. 231-775-1378
Has have been providing veterinary care to birds for over 10 years.

Cedar Springs:
Dr. Larry Nauta - Cedar Animal Hospital
3707 Gentle Way, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 - Tel. (616) 696-1211

Clinton Township:
Dr. Thomas M. Bankstahl, Holly Pope, D.V.M., Andrea Golombek, D.V.M., Katherine Engel, D.V.M
Parkway Small Animal and Exotic Clinic - Parkway Small Animal & Exotic Hospital | Clinton Township | Veterinarian Dr Bankstahl
39321 Garfield (between 17 and 18 Mile roads), Clinton Township, MI 48038 - Tel. (586) 416-8800

Dryden:
Patricia Marker Kwapisz, Hollow Corners Veterinary Services
4984 Drydan Road, Dryden, MI 48428 - Tel. (810) 796-2526

Frankenmuth:
Kimberlee Buck, Small Animal and Avian Vet - Bavarian Animal Hospital
141 Churchgrove, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 - Tel. (517) 652-6189

Jackson:
Dr. Timothy England - Crossroads Animal Hospital
Jackson, MI - Tel. (517) 784-1111

Kentwood:
Dr. Edward Farnham - Woodland Veterinary Clinic
3012 Shaffer Rd SE, Kentwood MI 49512 - Tel. (616) 942-6780

Mt. Clemens:
Thomas Bankstahl - Parkway Small Animal and Exotic Clinic
36400 Groesbeck Hwy, Mt. Clemens, MI 48035 - Tel. (810) 791-1884

Traverse City:
Dr. Jossens - Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital - Provides avian and general small animal veterinary care
3805 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686 - Tel. 231-946-3770


Portage:
Dr. Alissa Smitley and Dr. Karen Updike - Milwood Animal Clinic
5942 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 - Tel. (269) 342-9865

Warren:
Julie A. Cappel, D.V.M.
29157 Schoenherr, Warren, MI 48088 - Tel. (810) 751-3350

Williamston:
Drs. Samuel and Wayne Beasley, D.V.M.s; Dr. Derek Nolan - Avian Vets - Cedar Creek Veterinary and Exotic Bird Clinic
2295 Williamston Road, Williamston, MI 48895 - Tel. (517) 655-4906 (East of Lansing)
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Have you found an avian vet from the list FaeryBee provided? If the issue is financial, can you borrow money? Looking forward to an update .
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Yes, the issue is financial, i am in a really bad place right now. I feel so bad that I am so powerless in this situation, since I am too you to take them to the vet myself. Tiki doesnt seem in pain, but the fact that he is like this made me depressed for the past weeks. His behaviour is normal and he is chirping with Rico at the moment. There is nowhere I could even give him up too... I am saving up as much money as I can and getting a summer job to afford vet care. I have 60$ right now. I am so sorry and i feel as if i dont deserve budgies anymore. If anyone has any advice please
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I don't have any additional advice to add but wanted to give you a word of encouragement. I can tell you care very much about your sweet birds. It is hard to see them sick and suffering. I am keeping you in my prayers.
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Try calling one of the vets and explain the situation to them. One of them may be able to advise you what is the best treatment course for little Tiki at this point in time
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