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Old 06-15-2015, 09:09 PM
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I hate to be this type of poster, but this time I'm stumped. What could this be and is there anyway to help her? Unfortunately, going to a aviary vet is out of my reach. Yes, I realize that would be the best route but circumstances prevent me to do so.

At some point in the last month my budgies (Kiwi) managed to catch a cold after molting season started.
Phase 1: Lots of sneezing, puffed feathers, some loss of appetite and wheezing. I did my best to keep her warm and put ACV in her water bowl after each refill. Even during all of this she did seem relatively active and still chirped.

Phase 2: Showed signs of getting better. Less wheezing and puffiness, but still kept sneezing and scratching her head. Over time a lump started to grow above her cere and she lost the feathers in the area. One of her nostrils was clogged with a dark dried substance which I managed to get out. I'm not sure if she can breath through that nostril just yet, it's not clear as the other. I tried to clean it, but nothing appeared on the tissue.
What does this look like? A Tumor? Ingrown? Mites? Nothing in her environment has changed within the last 2-3 years to really cause this. I know she's around 4-5 years old. Honestly, I think it's more a breeder issue... and since it was a gift, it was out of my control. I swear this is my last pet until I can fully provide care for them.


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Old 06-15-2015, 09:18 PM
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I am sorry but your budgie does need to go to an avian vet as soon as possible.

It sounds as though she is still suffering from the cold you say she has caught, this lump and the scratching are all to do with her having been sick.
Ask the vet will they do payment, please don't simply leave her like this for any longer if at all possible, is there any animal welfare agencies that can help you? She will need antibiotics and the lump investigated at least.
Even though she was a present it isn't in her control, she relies on you totally for all of her wellbeing and care. I hope you have some success getting her the help she needs.
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Even though she was a present it isn't in her control, she relies on you totally for all of her wellbeing and care. I hope you have some success getting her the help she needs.
Err sorry.. I said out of my control. It's very hard to change the old school mentality of immigrant parents. They're rather nonchalant about the whole thing, doesn't look like I'll be able to get the help I need. Thanks for you're input though.
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What is best right now, is to do what's best for this bird. Could you please seek out local rescue organization's and see if upon hearing your story they may take her in, get the vet treatment she need's, and then rehome her with someone who has the mean's to care for her. Sorry if that sound's harsh, but I don't know what else to suggest to help this little bird. I'm glad you have come to the conclusion you need to forego pet ownership until you can be responsible for their care.
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Err sorry.. I said out of my control. It's very hard to change the old school mentality of immigrant parents. They're rather nonchalant about the whole thing, doesn't look like I'll be able to get the help I need. Thanks for you're input though.
I understand the immigrant thing. I really, really do. My father was raised by parents who lived in Korea before the war separated the nation. He was not allowed to even have a goldfish. They thought animals were dirty and thought it was completely insane to spend money on their care or even their food. They would be completely horrified of even the concept of a pet bird and say, "if you want to see a bird look outside. Why would you buy one?" If that bird got sick, they would say, "let it die." They thought the only good animal was one on a plate.

The beliefs of others however, do not make it okay not to try to do something to help your bird. Please look at all your options. Maybe you could ask a friend if they would be willing to help? Maybe there is a rescue that could take her. The bottom line is, she needs to see a vet and you can't know what help is out there if you don't at least try something. Maybe there is no help to be found but you truly can't know if you don't try something and if you try and there is truly no one, at the very least, you did your absolute best.

I don't mean to be harsh, I also do understand what it means to rely on your parents for financial support, but please, try something.
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I came here out hoping out of sheer dumb luck someone would be able to identify it out of experience. Perhaps even to help future owners who come across this in their searches. There's really no need to for circular advice I've already stated I can't do.

Edit: Thanks Elena for being more understanding. Posted that before I saw yours.
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I agree with Randy that your best course of action is to find rescue organization that is willing to take the budgie and give it the care it obviously needs and deserves. Without that care, the budgie is not going to survive.

Unfortunately, other than that suggestion, there isn't much anyone here can do.

We are not medical professionals and the best advice you will get is to take whatever steps are necessary to get your bird to an Avian Vet.
Explain the situation to your parents, offer to work or do chores to earn the money necessary and/ or contact an on-line Avian Vet for assistance.

Please be as pro-active as possible in finding a way to get this little bird the help it needs. Its health, well-being and life is in your hands.

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The above answers are correct. Best idea is to see a vet that knows birds, hopefully, an avian vet. If no vet near you, or budget prevents much vet expenses, can check around for a refuge or rescue place that helps birds. Local animal control or Spca, etc could lead you in the right direction. Ask at pet shops also, as some people there are very aware of all bird issues. Internet can search that also.
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Again, no need for an echo chamber. I am VERY aware of what the right path is since my first post. Please respond if any of you have experience outside of the obvious.
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You've been given the best advice we can offer.
It's up to you whether or not you follow it.

I certainly hope you will do so for the health and well-being of your budgie.

I'm closing this thread as it has run its course.
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