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Old 01-10-2016, 06:42 PM
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I need help. I discovered a burning smell in my room and couldn't find the source so I ignored it. Eventually I figured out it was coming from the lamp near my budgies cage. I removed the lamp out of my room and opened my window. I then transferred her cage to my parents room. WHAT DO I DO?? WAS THE SMELL TOXIC?? If I take her to the vet what can they do? HELP what should I do?





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I called the vet and he said she should be fine. If I notice anything strange in her behavior to call them back. THANKS to everyone who answered. This is her today.









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Old 01-10-2016, 06:56 PM
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You got her into fresh air, how is she acting ? I don't know if that would give off toxins or not, but budgies are very sensitive. Does she show any signs of respiratory distress ? Rapid breathing, chest heaving, heavy rapid tail bob ? If none of those signs are present she is probably OK. Do you have a local avian vet you use that you could call an emergency number and inquire about this ?
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:19 PM
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She seems fine as of now. I'll get in touch with the vet. The closest I know in in long island. Thank you.
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If your budgie is not showing any distress now and continues into tomorrow, your budgie is probably OK. Hold your bird next to your ear and listen for abnormal crackling sounds in addition to normal heart and breathing sounds.
Call your vet to see if vet feels they should check your bird. Watch for abnormal droppings, behavior, unwilling to eat or drink. Loss of weight. It would not hurt to start your bird on electrolyte and probiotics. If necessary presoak millet spray in electrolyte/probiotic drinking water. There is something wrong if a budgie will not eat millet spray. Take to your avian vet ASAP if any of these or other abnormal behavior occurs. recycle fresh air before returning bird to normal home base. Follow vets directions exactly.

Safety info to consider: do not use bulbs higher than 60watts. Use a reflector with a ceramic base only. Keep the reflector away from flammable materials. You can use a wire cage attached to reflector over bulb. Always be sure fixture is off and cool to the touch to prevent burning birds feet. gently rinse any damaged skin in sterile saline and see vet ASAP ASAP..
Attach reflector to cage or nearby pole or chair. clip down any cage covers. monitor bulbs for defects and return to vendor if possible. Aim away from food or water and leave room in cage for bird to move out of direct line of the heat of the bulb.

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I'm glad you noticed in time, Andy!

I agree with all the advice given--keep an eye on her, but if she shows no symptoms, she should be okay.

Sometimes things like that happen, and it's good you were prepared to take her to the vet and immediately removed the source of the problem

I hope she does fine!
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Andy,

I'm so glad you reacted quickly and moved your budgie away from the source of the burning smell.
You've received excellent advice and we'll be looking forward to an update from you tomorrow with regard to your budgie's condition.

Best wishes!
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