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Old 02-28-2016, 09:16 PM
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Hello everyone,

For the past 10 minutes my baby budgie Chente (36 days old) has been doing a strange neck movement, looks like a "extreme" regurgitation neck movement. She still tries to eat but keeps doing these movements and i'm worried it's a breathing issue or something else, is she choking? what can i do? she doesn't want water and ventilation is good.

Any help is welcomed, i'm worried for her

EDIT. She is yawning a lot, and while she yawns she stretches her neck in that weird manner.

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Old 02-28-2016, 09:53 PM
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It sounds as though Chente is repeatedly "adjusting her crop" which can be a symptom of a crop infection.

I would suggest you take her to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
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 recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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Greetings.I agree with faerybee .it would probably be a good idea to have it checked out soon.just to be sure.hopefully your little feathered friend will be ok and for you both to have many,many wonderful years together.keep us posted and blessings.sending positive prayers for your little budgie
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It sounds as though Chente is repeatedly "adjusting her crop" which can be a symptom of a crop infection.

I would suggest you take her to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma. This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
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 recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

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Thank you for replying, she has stoped now and after looking around i found an old thread in this forum with a link to a video of a bird adjusting its crop and it looked exactly like what my baby was doing. I read budgies can also do this from time to time without having an infection, is this correct? I've been keeping a close eye to this family and everything from their droppings, feathers, ceres and eating habits seem to be normal.
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Hello. all budgies will adjust their crops this is completely normal. However if they are doing excessively it is a sign of trouble as Faery Bee mentioned. Budgies with AGY will do this.
I agree taking her for a wellness visit to an Avian vet is the way to go. I also think it would be excellent to get her used to being handled and examined by a vet for future reference.
Please keep us advised as to her condition.
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Hello. all budgies will adjust their crops this is completely normal. However if they are doing excessively it is a sign of trouble as Faery Bee mentioned. Budgies with AGY will do this.
I agree taking her for a wellness visit to an Avian vet is the way to go. I also think it would be excellent to get her used to being handled and examined by a vet for future reference.
Please keep us advised as to her condition.
Thank you for replying, this is the first time she has done this. The whole family had a wellness check up 2 weeks ago when they got treated for mites and the avian vet told us that they were all healthy (besides the mites of course but those have been taking care off). I do plan on taking them to a regular check up once the babies start their first molt. Would you guys advice me to take them sooner anyways? Could the AGY have developed in less than 2 weeks?
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Andrea,

If she is not doing it repeatedly, then I wouldn't be overly concerned. If you notice her doing it multiple times in a row many times throughout the day, then I would suggest seeing an Avian Vet.

One of my budgies was doing it when he had a crop infection but it was an almost constant thing.
Shelby would only stop for a couple of minutes and then start right back up again.

The infection was successfully treated by Shelby's Avian Vet.
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Has she started t eat any different types of foods recently? sometimes when a young bird is just learning to crack and hull seeds they can get a seed stuck and will do the constant adjustment.
Does she have a full crop, over full?
If she is not showing any signs of lethargy, fluffiness, irritation or runny poop then perhaps this was the reasoning behind it.
If the weather is warm and humid budgies can develop any number of problems in a short amount of time. remember they do hide illness very well. If she were my budgie and she continues to display the action I would be taking her to The Avian vet.
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Thank you Cathy and Deborah!

I'll definitely keep a close eye on her, this is the first time she has done this and to be honest it was probably like 1 minute and then she stoped it just felt like forever to me because i thought she was choking, i even tried really gently patting her back which she didn't like so much so i put her back in her cage and she started eating up again and acting normal. Would it be a good idea to put a drop of apple cider vinager in her water anyways? I read this can help prevent crop infections but i'm not so sure if this would be a good idea.

Again, thank you soo much for all your help and advice, words can't explain how much i appreciate it <3
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Andrea apple cider vinegar is a wonderful natural probiotic that is beneficial for Budgies to have in their water. But it must have mother in it to be of help.
I am sorry but I had a huge smile when I read you tired to pat her on the back even.
I know what it is like to be worried and frightened for our little ones, we quickly have them placed firmly in our hearts.
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