Hi we have 12 yr old Chloe (an 6 others)we thought she had a cloacal prolapse I made vet appoint (drive never showed)I did a lot of praying, while waiting,I bathed her cleaned the dry poop of her but lubricated her up good an done what I could with what we have gavin the homemade pedialyte so dehydrated an constipated so I put little vegetable oil on (the only thing she will eat)bread. Well after 3 days I couldn't believe my eyes, it has been almost a month since the discovery of what thought was prolapse. She has not touched her food "nothing" I said to my partner,"i'm surprised she has not starved by now" well while this been taking place she''s been down in her basment(a hole she picked in newspaper bottom if cage she goes down stays down was for days/nights.) Also the 2nd night she was unsteady on her perch we thought this is it. Again can't believe what's been going on also though out this our male budgie has not left her side cleans her keeps the other birds away and to our big surprise he has been feeding her the entire time that's why she was pooping)he''s been keeping her alive feeding her her poop has gone from none to popcorn/dry to almost normal color is kaki colored but wow unbelievable I am hoping anyone can give me/us some advice. Throughout this whole situation she, with some help from the budgie gang an of course, us she's a tough old bird. We been watching her very closely all them 2 nights ago was the 1st time in 12yrs she spent the night in another cage other than he own. The other 6 are in a large cage. Close been with us prior to the others an always had her own cage. I think our male (Bob)is keeping her so close he''s made her feel comfortable enough to spend the night only 2 ights tonight she is "out of routine big-time. She couldn't make her mind up to stay in our large cage or not. Finally, she got on me an went to hers she started chirping after her cage was covered. Her an Bob chirping back n forth to each other. But she finally settled. I don't want to take her off her routine trying to keep everything as normal as usual. We are still seeing transportation to our vet. Looking for some advice as to what would be going on where she started with what we "thought" was a cloacal prolapse was not. What would have that of been? I don't want to put her in a car an drive an hour an half to a strange atmosphere (vet) unfamiliar people. I would never want to put that kind of stress on her if she is just getting ready to leave this world from old age. That would be the worst way for her to go out. Does anyone have any advice, ideas,input of any kind? She has been sleeping all day an night her youth has definitely faded an faded fast. Thank God she is surrounded by loved ones. I do have pictures of her butt/vent and then after when it cleared up. I am still beside myself as to what that could have been. Thanks, everyone for your time. Still learning the site that's taking me a while, I'm getting there. This is Chloe on her cage, and the 2nd Picture is Chloe with what we "thought" was a cloacal prolapse. 3rd photo is where it cleared up after the couple days of keeping her area clean. Then there is Chloe and Bob in the large cage Bob is the one that's been feeding her. I have quite a bit of experience with the parakeet but this is a 1st. Attachment 243812 Kodeek an Chloe an the GangAttachment 243812 Hope this 1st post from this Newbie turned out okhttps://imgur.com/hDpJDZL
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You are fortunate to have had Chloe for 12 years, I encourage you to at least consult the vet if you are unable to get there. When you first thought she had a prolapse did you see internal tissue protruding from her vent area? A prolapse can be caused by several different things and it would be best to determine what the issue is with Chloe. Was she her normal self before this incident?
Hello, and thank you, Yes she was her normal self, and to me it looked as though it was internal tissue protruding as you described. I was so gentle with her I bathed her everyday/night this is why I question if that is what it was where it has totally gone now, I have called "my" vet they will not even answer a question for me without money. That saddens me. I called another no help either. I need to set up a ride before I can make another. This is stressful with no vehicle out in the sticks with no help I am also afraid they will want to put her down. I won't allow that she is happy with her friends here home us. I am thinking it may be just her time, natural causes from old age. I see you have a few budgies yourself, love them all so much. Thanks again!
I counted 8 budgies you have is that correct?
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Yes I have 8 budgies, 1 canary and 2 Linnies. You must be doing things right to have her for 12 years, how is she feeling now, are her droppings normal, do you notice any straining when she poops? That's too bad about the vet, especially if you are a current client. I see no reason to put her down as long as she is not suffering.
Hi Cody, we been watching her poop closely at 1st she was constipated so I been putting a little vegetable oil on her bread an millet her poop is almost normal except color (probibly cause her diet has changed)she still hasn't eaten no seed, Bob is still feeding her though she will eat bread an millet. She had a great day today yes she has been through a lot over the years. She was the 1st we had and by herself she is tame an so lovable (when not cranky,lol) she is so possessive of her cage if we touch it she gets mad. She''s laid 30+ eggs over the years with no issues there. Not fertile of course she laid one while flying down the hallway. She loves cucumber oranges all sorts of fruits an feggies. We've only had the other budgies a yr an 1/2 and 3 eggs the mom an Bob had hatched out of 5. They are big part of Chloe life now Bob never leaves her side. It's as though they all look out for her they must sense her age. This is the 1st medical issue we've had with Chloe. This is why I'm thinking it's age nature taking its course, like living beings when we get old we sleep a lot she''s been sleeping a lot more than usual. I am very disappointed in her vet. we are just going to let nature take course have as much quality time with her as we can us and her buddies they all get along well 2 of the babies (5 months old)fight like siblings do. They are a joy. You have your hands full wow. I must check out your profile. I am newbie still learning site thank you for showing your concern it means a lot to us!