Follow-up CenterThreads 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.
I'm a new budgie owner, and I have had mine for about 2 or so months, and he has done great up until now. His name is Ever. I looked up on a lot of the forums about vomiting vs regurgitating, and I'm quite positive this is vomiting. I'm going to post a link on here of a video of him doing what I think is vomiting: ( https://vid1198.photobucket.com/album...o/IMG_4225.mp4 )
-The first time he seemed like he was going to vomit in the video no seed was released, but the second time I heard seed hit to bottom of the cage. Not sure if this is significant or not. Also the head stretching, bobbing, and what I've seen it referred to as "head shaking" I guess are all concerning according to other threads?
I don't really understand why this would be happening whatsoever. He was completely fine yesterday. Now with further inspection he must have done this quite a few times because there are little clusters of white seed on his cage in different places. I'm really concerned. It's late here and I can't call and ask the closest Avian vet. Not to mention I'm not sure I can financially afford a vet visit right now. I don't want him to be ill. I need advice like; What can I do to help him feel better on my own? Is it because he has constant access to a sprig of millet? When do you know that you must take them to the vet? Any other advice you can think of would be great as well. I'm just very worried because I'm not sure how or why or whats going on. Please help
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment. This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recover than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
There are Avian Vets that are willing to set up a payment plan for you so you can get the necessary care for your budgie.
For the future, I would recommend you set up an emergency fund so financial constraints will not be an issue in providing for your budgie's needs.
I'm wishing you and your little budgie all the best.
Please be sure to update us on his condition after his visit to the Avian Vet.
Thank you for all of your recommendations! I have been on the phone for the past hour trying to find an emergency clinic that will see him, and I have found one.
Although, today he is acting normal. He is preening, eating, drinking, and pretty active.
I have a heated blanket over his cage so I can keep him warm and adjust the temperature accordingly. I haven't tried the soaked millet just yet because I've been on the phone, but I'll see if I can try that as well.
Is there any chance that maybe he had consumed too much, or it just didn't agree with him and it was a one time thing?
I know that sounds like an ignorant question, I'm just trying to consider all the possible sides.
Okay that's interesting, and good to know those brands are troublesome.
I use Vitakraft with my budgie when it comes to his food, and his treat sticks. The seed doesn't have hardly as much artificial stuff as the rest at the pet store food that I've seen. Although It doesn't say on the treat stick package how long they are to be kept out for in the cage. I didn't think he was eating it, but when I removed it there were marks that showed he was. Not sure if that is it.
I also caught him eating some millet off the ground wires in his cage. I keep that area normally clean, but it was a time to clean it and I saw him doing that. I wonder if he might have gotten some of his droppings too or something. I've never heard of them doing this though, so that was odd.
Other than that I'm at a loss. No new millet introduced, or snacks. He's had the treat hanging log in there for a good while and the same food and same brand millet.
Today though he is acting quite normal. He is preening, chatting, playing, eating, relaxing,drinking, swinging and chirping. All normal stuff. I'm at a loss here.
Last edited by EverTheBudgie; 01-16-2016 at 02:20 PM.
Since he only vomited up seeds the one time, and is acting totally normal now,if you want to watch him for a day or so and then make your decision about taking him to the vet, that is always an option.
There is no need to give him the electrolyte solution at this time.
I'm going to go ahead and move your thread over to the "Follow-Up" section of the forum now.
Please be sure to update me on how he's doing.
Now that we've determined it is no longer an "emergency" situation, why don't you take the time to introduce yourself in the "Introductions" section of the forum and allow the members to properly welcome you.