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Old 07-07-2015, 08:16 PM
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Default Stressed/Sick Budgie - Please help.

Hi Everyone!

I've got a question about my sick parakeet. My parakeet had been playing in some water a week and a half ago.She became lethargic, slept alot, and ate very little. Now, she eats and her droppings have become normal. However, she still sleeps alot, is mostly puffed up, and lethargic. Can you please give me advice on how to help her? Thanks guys!


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Old 07-07-2015, 08:28 PM
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I'm sorry your budgie does not seem to be well.

Is she currently molting by any chance?
Molting can make a budgie tired and lethargic as it takes a lot of energy.
Is this your first budgie?
How old is she and how long have you had her?
What kind of diet do you feed her?
Are you giving her ACV and/or probiotics on a regular basis?

If she is ill, the illness could be caused by any number of things.
She may have a viral, a bacterial or a fungal infection.

I suggest you take her to a qualified Avian Vet to have a gram stain done and whatever other tests run the vet deems necessary in order to properly diagnose her condition and prescribe appropriate treatment.

Please let us know how she's doing after she sees the Avian Vet.
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What sort of water was she playing in? Stagnant water? Dish water?

Is her breathing fine? Any clicking when she breathes or tail bobbing?

Has their been any change in diet, temperature, toys, etc?

We'll need a run down of her diet, too. Hopefully we can help find out what's wrong. In the meantime, you should make her some ginger root tea. Boil some water, and put freshly sliced ginger root in it. Let it become room temperature before serving. Also, you can add a bit of organic apple juice or a bit of freshly squeezed orange juice to it for nutrition and to sweeten it. Ginger is a warming herb, strengthens the immune system, an antiparasitic, antibacterial, antifungal, and is good for nausea, digestive issues, and is an appetite stimulant.

I'd definitely recommend taking her to an avian vet, as Deborah said. It will hurt your wallet a bit, but she is completely dependent on you for her health, happiness, and wellbeing. By the time you notice a budgie's sick, they're really sick.
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Sorry to hear your budgie is not well, if it ere me I would be taking her to an avian vet for a check up.
Budgies do cover being sick extremely well and only start to show symptoms when their bodies have fought as hard as possible.
Please let us know what the vet has to say. In the mean time follow the advice given and keep your budgie warm and relaxed.
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Sorry to hear your budgie is not well, if it ere me I would be taking her to an avian vet for a check up.
Budgies do cover being sick extremely well and only start to show symptoms when their bodies have fought as hard as possible.
Please let us know what the vet has to say. In the mean time follow the advice given and keep your budgie warm and relaxed.
Ooh, you're right! You should put a hot waterbottle in with her that's wrapped in paper towel. Or you can set the temperature in your house to +80, although I'm sure you'd prefer the hot waterbottle method. Sick budgies use up most of their energy trying to stay warm and fight off their illness. As they get more and more sick, they can't stay warm enough.
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