My budgie's droppings are sticking/ stuck to her vent
Hi everyone, hope you all are having a good day. I recently noticed that my budgie's droppings are sticking/ stuck to her vent. Below is a picture of her vent. Please help me as I do not have the $200 to spare to get her to the vet at this moment. Thank you very much.
The picture is not showing up for me, how long has this been going on, is it a one time thing or has it been going on for a while? You need to gently clean the droppings away from the vent area. When droppings stick to the vent area it can be an indication of a GI issue, and if there is a GI tract infection the only way to treat that is with medication but it first has to be determined what the issue is, bacterial, fungal or viral and this has to be done by the vet. Talk to the vet and ask if a test can be run on the droppings if you can provide a fresh sample, if they agree to it that might be less expensive than the $200 you noted.
Also, I first noticed droppings sticking to her vent last month. This is the 4th time so far, so I am getting really worried. The droppings fall out eventually but they always stay stuck to her vent long enough so they turn black and get really dried out. Please also see the reply above. Thanks
I had that problem with my girl, Shayne. Her problem was something other than GI tract, but this is what I did to clean her vent:
You will need warm water, a Q-Tip, an eye-dropper and a very patient, trusting budgie. Hold her belly up and put a few drops of warm water at the base of the tail where it will pool. You will need to hold her that way for 30 seconds to a minute while the water softens the droppings. They soften pretty quickly, but not fast enough as far as your bird is concerned. Use the Q-Tip to gently wipe the droppings away. You may have to repeat this, but give your bird a break before you do it again. Lightly press a tissue in the vent area to absorb the excess water. Make sure she can dry out where there are no drafts.
Another option is a bath to soften the droppings, but it's likely that you will need to use the Q-Tip to remove them.