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Hello im sorry if i have posted in the wrong thread but i need help badly..the left side of my budgie's face has become featherless..its right below the eye(pictures attached)..im applying neosporin for past 3 days..the wound has dried up but its red..although today i saw a tiny blood clot probably because it was scratching its face...anyways i got this budgie 4 days ago from my cousin..she told the budgie got injured during a fight with other budgies but she is unsure..the budgie is male i believe(blue cere) and age unknown..its eating well,chirpy & droppings are normal..what has probably gone wrong with this budgie? What should i do? How long will it take for the feathers to reappear? I dont know what to do..i want to help the budgie..im from India..thanks
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I agree with Deborah's comment completely! I'm glad you were able to rescue this little budgie and I hope he gets better. Please do find an avian vet so he can get proper treatment and diagnosis!

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Thanks so much for replying.I have tried to create a Photobucket account but every time it says error try again later.So i have opened an account in imgur.

My dog's vet yesterday referred me to a junior vet who was probably doing fellowship or something under him for my budgie.I thought he was as awesome as my vet but he was not good.The junior vet gave me vitamin syrup for feather growth and was unable to tell me what actually happened to my budgie.

I saw few sand grain like dots on my budgie's face and told him if there were mites or lice.He couldn't see anything lol.I still requested him to give me a mite/lice medicine as precaution(as sprays are unavailable here).He didn't.

I contacted a local pet store he gave me a vitamin medicine to be mixed with water before visiting the junior vet.I saw few feathers growing on the wound after applying neosporin and the syrup local pet shop gave.So i decided to wait few more days to see the progress.If this works ill not use the syrup junior vet gave me.

Meanwhile i went to several shops and got hold of ivermectin solution for animals.It says 1ml per 50kg body wt for dogs cattles and other small animals and 1 ml per 33 kg body wt for pigs.Nowhere did i find ivermectin for birds.

My question is can i just dab my finger in the suspension and rub on my budgie's feather? i read something like this on the forum or google. I suspect those tiny dots are mites/lices. My budgie keeps preening.My elderly relatives advised to spray my budgie with water with turmeric once in a while to get rid of parsites.Please suggest.

I also bought vitapole calcium block and my budgie likes it.Its hanging on his cage.Is it safe?

Moreover are the doctor you suggested and the sites you referred free of cost? I cant convert internationally currencies.It going to very expensive for me.

My budgie is very happy for past 2 days.Its chirping loudly nonstop.Please advice.I'm going to read all the guidelines soon.Thanks really appreciate any help. (I'm re-posting pictures again the first two are his wound picture,later ivermectin & the pet store syrup content.Hoping it will work)

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You have to be very careful you have the correct dosage of ivermectin as it can be very toxic if used improperly.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...-toxicity.html

Generally, one drop of the correct dosage is applied to the back of the neck right between the wings. Take a look at this link for more details:

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I would get some sterile saline solution and rinse your budgie's face with it to help cleanse it and hopefully prevent infection.

If you send me a PM telling me where you are located, I will try to help you find an Avian Vet near you or at least an Exotic Pet Veterinarian.
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That is scary..thanks for the headsup..ill pm you right away
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Please be careful , can you access Amazon or ebay where you live? You can buy the correct formula for birds via thee two sites.
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We have ebay and amazon India.I found beaphar spray for birds only on amazon India but it was sold out. FaeryBee has pm me information of vet in my locality.Ill have to make calls to them.

It has been only a week i have bought him home.So i'm still trying to gather knowledge about birds.

I have decided not to use ivermectin at the moment and concentrate on feather regrowth by using medicines which are for birds.I can see my bird is recovering from that injury lately.It has few feathers on the wound and has become active.Ill update any further improvements i see.Thanks a million for all the helpful replies and warning.You guys are awesome
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Thanks for the update.
I'm moving your thread over to the Follow-up section of the forum.

Please keep us informed on your sweet budgie's recovery in this thread.
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Hi,with the help of those links provided by FaeryBee i found a clinic near to my residence.I went there today and the concerned person told me that my budgie has alopecia.He gave amphilox tablet (1ml/day mixed with water) and told me to give my budgie the vitamin syrup the previous junior vet advised(vimeral).He also told me to apply turmeric and neem leaves paste mixed with water on my budgie(either apply with brush or give him a bath).It will not only heal his wound quick but will get rid of parasites as well.He also confirmed my budgie is a male.Thanks once again for all the help,really appreciate it.
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