05-17-2019, 05:55 PM
While I agree with RavensGryf that your bird appears to be normal,you were told earlier today via Private Message, before posting this thread, that forum members cannot diagnose your budgie and that you need to take it to an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis.
While the bird may "appear" to be normal to us, we do not have the professional knowledge, nor the ability to examine the bird the way it would be examined by an Avian Vet.
I have one budgie that opens and closes his beak almost continually and looks as though he is chewing gum. I did not try to diagnose my budgie myself nor did I expect members of a forum to do so. I took him to an Avian Vet to be sure there was nothing wrong with him. In my particular case, my budgie is perfectly healthy.
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 there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
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 veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s) if/when there are no Avian Veterinarians available.
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.
Last edited by FaeryBee; 05-17-2019 at 06:40 PM.