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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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My parakeet's wings has been twitching since early this afternoon and I am very concerned. I cannot afford an avian vet which is why I came to this site. I am curious to know what options I have to help him get better. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-23-2015, 01:44 AM
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I wish your little one well, but unfortunately, we aren't a substitute for an avian vet . There can be so many different causes for what might seem like the same symptom.

Birds with their wings clipped who want to fly to a certain point and know they can't will crouch down and quiver the wings a bit. Or sometimes they will flip their wings to get feathers in place. But if you just have a 'feeling' that this is not a normal behavior, I know you said you can't go to the vet, but that is the answer most people will give since that is really what your bird needs if you think something is wrong. Is there a possibility that you could borrow money from someone for an avian vet, even if it might be uncomfortable to ask?

I can tell you that I had a budgie who had "vibrating" wings a lot of the time. Could that be what you mean? Vibrating, as in quivering them as fast as a budgie can, as if sitting in one place while pretending to be a hummingbird if that makes sense? Pix did it so fast that you could hear the buzzing of his wings, and they were a blur to watch. Unfortunately he had many genetic things wrong with him which caught up to him at an early age and passed at under 2 years old. This neurological symptom was only one of the many symptoms Pix developed as a result of organ and system malfunction due to bad genetics or inbreeding 2 different vets thought.
I hope that didn't scare you, and I hope your bird doesn't have anything similar, but when you ask about twitching wings, it reminded me of Pix. Again, I hope that is not the case, as I of course can't 'diagnose'. Good luck...

Would it be possible to get a video of your bird doing this?
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Unfortunately I can't post the video. I wish I can show you?. The twitching is not like how a hummingbird flutter its wings. I feel that something is wrong, like a neurological issue. He's not even sleeping at this point because he keeps twitching.? thank you for your help.
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I'm sorry to hear of your current predicament with your budgie.
Given the fact your budgie is visibly bothered by the twitching, even to the point of not being able to get decent rest, it really is imperative that you find a way for him to be seen by a specialized avian vet.
Your budgie needs to be thoroughly checked and properly diagnosed by a professional, so that you can have answers regarding his condition and to have a plan when it comes to treatment to alleviate or even successfully get rid of the twitching.
I hope you will soon be able to book him an appointment and I'm wishing your budgie a steady and full recovery.

Despite the less than desirable circumstances, welcome to the forums.
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I agree with Julie and Ana that your budgie needs to be seen by an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.

These links may be of help to you:

Locate an Avian Vet

Association of Avian Veterinarians
https://www.aav.org/search/index.php

International Vets Register
Vets

Bird Vets Near You
Veterinarians.com

You might also try contacting an on-line Avian Vet for assistance.

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Best wishes to your little budgie.
Please post an update with regard to her progress after you have consulted with a professional.
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