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Old 11-13-2019, 12:26 AM
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Hi guys,i need some help.
2 days ago my budgie sam passed away suddenly . He looked perfectly fine the day before was playing and eating well, but the next day he suddenly started vomiting and died within 14-15 hours. I had taken him to a regular vet (as there are no avain vets near me) but the vet couldn't diagnose him well . It was very disturbing to see sam dead, we both had a very close bond..
And now my other budgie kiwi seems sick too. He's fluffed up since he woke up and has vomited once. He ate some food and then went and slept again and is still fluffed up. I will take him to another vet today itself but till then is there anything i can do??


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Old 11-13-2019, 12:41 AM
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1 more thing, as sam passed away 2 days ago kiwi looked very restless and was stressed i think due to the loss of his dear friend. I couldn't see him that way so we got a female companion for him after a few hours. They both are getting along well and she is perfectly fine with her health.
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If Sam had an illness it could have been passed to Kiwi and you are now seeing signs of it. It is critical that you see a vet that can properly diagnosis the problem, if there are no avian vets in your area look for an exotic vet, they usually have a vet on staff that works with birds. It sounds like you did not quarantine the new bird so if Kiwi is ill that illness now could have been passed to her as well. Keep Kiwi warm, cover the cage on 3 sides, make sure you take the cage paper with you so the vet can see the droppings, at the very least a test on a fresh dropping should be done and perhaps a mouth/crop swab to see if there is any infection in the mouth and throat. Please keep us posted.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:33 AM
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If Sam had an illness it could have been passed to Kiwi and you are now seeing signs of it. It is critical that you see a vet that can properly diagnosis the problem, if there are no avian vets in your area look for an exotic vet, they usually have a vet on staff that works with birds. It sounds like you did not quarantine the new bird so if Kiwi is ill that illness now could have been passed to her as well. Keep Kiwi warm, cover the cage on 3 sides, make sure you take the cage paper with you so the vet can see the droppings, at the very least a test on a fresh dropping should be done and perhaps a mouth/crop swab to see if there is any infection in the mouth and throat. Please keep us posted.
I don't think sam had any illness because all of that happened suddenly in 1 day. But again birds are good at hiding their illness....

I have good updates about Kiwi actually. He is doing perfectly fine didn't vomit again even once, ate normally and is playing continuously. I'm happy to see him fine!!
Isn't sitting all fluffed up at all and is chirping, looks all good!
I couldn't take him the vet because the clinic was closed today. So should I still consider a vet checkup?(as he's doing all of his regular activities normally)
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I'm glad to hear Kiwi is doing much better now.

I would suggest you take him into the Avian Vet for a complete physical to ensure he is in good health.

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I agree with FaeryBee about having an exam, there are illnesses where one day all seems fine and then the bird suddenly exhibits signs of illness and dies within 24 hours, one that comes to mind is the acute form of AGY (Avian Gastric Yeast), keep a close watch on Kiwi for anything that seems out of the norm.
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Ya, I've read about AGY too. I'll get him checked surely
Thank you so much y'all for your help!!!
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