budgie in hospital with mega bacteria - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health > Emergency Room > Follow-up Center


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.
Thread Description:how long should i keep my budgie in the hospital?

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-30-2015, 05:55 AM
Egg
 
Profile:dethrowe is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 16
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
dethrowe is on a distinguished road
Default budgie in hospital with mega bacteria

My 8 year old budgie was really energetic until I came home on Wednesday. He was lethargic...not eating and i could tell he was really sick. I took him to the hospital and he has stayed since Wednesday. He was diagnosed with megabacteria a disease he had and was treated as a baby since then he had no reoccurrences. They treated him with an anti-fungal medicine and feeding him baby food and vitamins to get his weight up. Yesterday he was the same but his feces were better and his weight was up a little but not eating. Today, he is starting to move around and looks better. I know it takes a while for the medicine to help and the liquid food is best. The vet hospital also keeps very warm. I worry if he is alone all the time will he feel depressed since he is in a small plastic box and alone.

I am wondering how long to keep him there?

I live in Japan and the doctor told me it`s up to me.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-30-2015, 06:18 AM
Therm's Avatar
Member of the Month January 2016

State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 17
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,995
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4382
Rep Power: 14
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Does the vet not have a recommendation as to when it will be best for the bird to be released? Surely asking them their professional opinion will be better. I understand ultimately they give you the right to remove him when you please, but I would personally ask them for their expert opinion on the matter to make a more informed decision.
__________________
  #3  
Old 10-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Jonah's Avatar
Jonah (Randy)
Servant of The King


State:
 
Profile:Jonah is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11,973
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 16454
Rep Power: 43
Jonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond reputeJonah has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to talk budgies. Sorry to hear your bird is ill. Did the vet tell you what kind of medication and how you would need to administer it if you choose to take him home ? I agree that taking him home would be good for his mental and emotional well being which will help in his fight with the disease and aid in his weight gain. We have some excellent info here on this disease and a good number of us who have dealt with it. We will help you...
__________________

He came down from Heaven unto this earth below
He came down from glory and praises untold
He came down to man fashioned in their way
He came down to rescue, He came down to save
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-30-2015, 11:12 AM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,974
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi and to Talk Budgies!

I'm sorry to hear your little budgie is suffering from AGY. The information in the following links may be helpful for you:
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...dgerigars.html

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

I think if you can keep him warm enough and have the time to spend with him when you take him home then being in his own surroundings with your love and attention will be very beneficial to him. As Therm suggested, I'd ask the vet what the benefits would be if he stays in the hospital before making a final decision.

To familiarize yourself with the forums, please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.

I'm wishing all the best for your little fellow.

TalkBudgies.com Rules and Guidelines
How-To Guides - Talk Budgies Forums
Frequently Asked Questions: Talk Budgies Forums - FAQ
List of Stickies - Talk Budgies Forums

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html
https://talkbudgies.com/emergency-roo...t-aid-kit.html
https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...important.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...watch-out.html

https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html
https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
Essentials to a Great Cage-Talk Budgies Forums

Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums
https://talkbudgies.com/mutations-gen...tion-help.html

Helpful Links - Talk Budgies Forums
Budgie Articles Forum - Talk Budgies Forums

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

__________________

  #5  
Old 10-30-2015, 11:09 PM
Egg
 
Profile:dethrowe is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 16
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
dethrowe is on a distinguished road
Default

The medicine is Amph.... I investigated and it`s what vets say is the only reliable medication for this illness. It can be given orally and I have given my budgies medicine before. He can`t fly (hasn`t for years). So it`s easy to pick him up. I should probably continue given him liquid food as it sounds like his stomach is a little sensitive. The doctor told me last night he was eating.

I probably should keep him in a small box for a few days until his strength is back to normal. My only concern is keeping his box warm enough. I have a cage heater which I will use and use the room heater at night. It`s getting a little chilly here but not freezing.

The doctor said it was better at first to keep him in the hospital but won`t say exactly when to take him home.
  #6  
Old 10-30-2015, 11:23 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,974
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm sure you'll feel better having him home with you.

Here are some options for helping keep him warm that may be helpful for you:

If you have a heating pad, you could place it under a portion of the cage.
However, don't place it under the whole cage because he needs to have a place to move to if he feels too warm.

You can cover the top and three sides of the cage with a fleece blanket.

You can fill a water bottle with hot water and wrap it in a sock and place it in one corner of the cage for him to snuggle against if he wants to.

Good luck with your little fellow.

Please be sure to post updates on his condition in this thread.
I'll be checking back to see how he's doing.
__________________

  #7  
Old 11-02-2015, 12:46 AM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,627
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hello there and to the forums

I hope your little guy is doing well

I agree with the advice given above completely and I hope that everything works out.

Please keep us posted! We'd love to meet him when you get a chance and if you have any other questions, please ask as we're always here to help.

__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #8  
Old 11-03-2015, 06:02 AM
Pretty boy's Avatar
Pretty boy (Cathy)
Veteran Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Pretty boy is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 4
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Karridale, west australia
Posts: 12,513
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 8700
Rep Power: 29
Pretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond reputePretty boy has a reputation beyond repute
Default

As long as he is definitely eating properly then I agree you should bring him home and keep up with the medication. If he is not eating , only eating soft liquid type food then he should stay at he vet. Is he being crop fed, or eating himself?
You also need to make sure his cage and toys are absolutely clean always, fresh water with Apple Cider Vinegar that has Mother in it will help also. This is a natural probiotic. I have a AGY Budgie and he is fed Probiotics regularly. Good luck and definitely keep him warm.
__________________
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.