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Old 12-09-2015, 08:07 AM
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Dear All, my four month old baby was doing very fine till 3 days ago when she became a bit fluffy. Since yesterday it had some problem with one eye. I have separated her from others. She is not fluffy at all as of now but is not at interested to eat. I have given the inflamed eyelids several washes with lukewarm black tea which has brought down the inflammation a bit. No vets available in my area. Kindly suggest

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Old 12-09-2015, 08:58 AM
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I'm sorry your budgie hasn't been feeling well. There are a few reasons that can cause inflammation/infection on the eye and it really would be best to have her properly checked by a vet who has experience in treating birds.

Is your budgie's breathing laboured, do you notice a prominent and rhythmic tail bob? Is the actual eye more watery (discharge) than normal, and does she have wet sneezes? Do you also notice any type of discharge coming from the cere (nostrils)?

Since she doesn't appear to be moulting and if there were no attacks where she could have had her feathers plucked by another bird (it's highly unlikely if there are no other signs besides the missing feathers/swelling on just the one eye), then it's possible she might have a serious respiratory infection and you would need to have her treated with proper medication. The fact that her appetite has decreased is also not a good sign, as she needs nourishment to help fight the possible eye infection or whatever other ailment that she is afflicted with.

For now, it's important to try and build her appetite and you can do so by soaking millet spray onto an electrolyte solution.
Below is a link with detailed info, this will hopefully boost her appetite and make her feel a bit better.
https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...te-recipe.html

You can also try to give her some soft foods that will hopefully give her good nourishment. Egg food is rich in protein and can help your budgie get her strength back. You can make some by hard boiling an egg and mashing it all up and give it to her. You can even mix some finely chopped up veggies into the egg food.
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for your response
The breathing is not labored, no discharge from the cere or the eye. Poop is a bit surprising as it is inconsistent since yesterday. Sometimes normal, sometimes yellow watery sometimes with a dark green tinge too.
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Excellent suggestion from Ana above. Go to your pharmacy and ask for antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for your birds eyes. This will not replace a visit with an avian vet or one that also treats birds. This can be a serious sinus problem or even ear problems. Try using a small crock pot or even a steaming pan of hot water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil from your health food store. tent the bird in a small cage next to the container of steam and a towel covering both bird and steam. warm up the water as needed or use a crock pot that can last 8 hours to keep environment warm and moist The eucalyptus is slightly antimicrobial in nature. This may help to reduce any internal sinus/ear swelling. This can be quite painful. If you have ever has a sinus infection you will have an idea of how it feels. your bird may also be dizzy and be off balance.

It is extremely important to keep your bird warm and eating as food intake must be maintained to keep the bird able to keep its own body warm. Soak spray millet in drinking water made with electrolyte and including probiotics and put in the cage for the bird to nibble. This will indicate how sick your bird may be. most budgies eat millet the way we like chocolate candy. Change paper daily and check droppings and millet shells. Weigh your bird daily and take record with you when you visit the vet. Gram scales can be found in kitchen department of stores like Wallmart. our gram scale has become almost as important as our first aid kit in monitoring the health of our flock. First sign you may see is abnormal droppings and weight gain or loss when a bird is ill. Best wishes for your birds recovery and please keep us informed of progress.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:08 AM
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Thanks for your concern Jo . The baby is recovering more than quickly, the inflammation is almost gone. She is a bit too irritated to be separated from the rest. Whenever she hears her friends, she chirps back with intensity. Constantly on the move in her new smaller cage, she is not very keen to eat calmly still. As a precaution I still plan to keep her quarantined for at least three days.

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Push back the feathers where the ear hole is on the side of the head behind the eye. If there is any swelling or redness the bird will likely need a special procedure that cleans the ear canal and reduces pressure on sinus. It is rare
but can be quite painful for a bird. Please do not let a little budgie intimidate
you into putting her back with her clutch as the clutch could hurt her because she does not look perfect When you are cuddling her teach her to allow you to extend her wings and check her head and body for injuries or abnormal lumps on wings or body this will help her tolerate a vet exam and help a vet do a better exam with out fear of giving the bird a heart attack. getting used to a smaller cage is good in case you need to travel with the bird. or it needs long term isolation. Every bird in our flock is peacefully adjusted to small cage as we give them mini vet checks every few months to check for potential problems.

After the eyes open chicks should be removed from the nest daily and checked over, some times as early as day 2 if the chick appears to have any defects like missing part of the beak. Handling daily will make a chick a better companion and more tolerant when we need to clip nails or any of a number of procedures to keep your birds in good health. Best wishes, Jo Ann
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Unfortunately , she made me put her back with her friends. She is doing fine now. I checked her ear, it was all good. Her eating has come to normal after I put her back. Eye is almost fine now. I'll put up a picture soon. Thanks to your guidance and timely advice.

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