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Old 03-04-2016, 03:05 PM
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hi everyone, my budgie has been acting very strangely today, it started about an hour ago, he flew to the bottom of the cage and started to do some abnormal things. First, his wings are drooping and he is shaking, and then he began regurgitating (I don't believe it was vomiting, as he was not violently shaking his head) and I also noticed he has strange white stuff on his beak. Is it scaly face mites? Are they the reason he is acting so strange? His vent is clean, and he attempts to climb back up but he can never manage it... PLEASE HELP!!!!
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I would recommend that you make an appointment with your avian vet.

The behaviour you described isn't good and mites are not the cause of the worrying behaviour.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:48 PM
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Thank you for the reply, I have made an appointment tomorrow as they were not open today... Is there anything I can do now to help him?
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The behavior your budgie is exhibiting is an indication of an EMERGENCY situation.

If you do not get Avian Vet help for your budgie right away, there is a very good chance he will not make it.

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"

Scaly Face Mites have nothing to do with what is happening to your bird at this point in time. Please get him to an Avian Vet right away and be sure to update us on his condition after seeing the vet.

I'm wishing all the best for your little guy and truly hope the vet will be able to help him.
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I agree sounds like an emergency situation with all those overt symptoms. Scaly face is the least of his problems at the moment.

Look up an emergency vet, and ask if they have someone on staff who is familiar with birds. The emergency clinics usually do have someone on staff who is willing to see birds. An avian vet is of course best, but in a potential emergency situation a vet who treats birds can at least stabilize him until you see your avian vet.

Where in CA are you? I might be able to direct you to a clinic.
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Keep your bird warm and put him a small hospital cage with the bottom cushioned with a soft towel so he doesn't hurt himself. Offer him millet soaked in electrolyte solution.

Hopefully you have it already in your Birdie First Aid Kit. If not, you can use Pedialyte or make your own using the recipe in this link:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...te-recipe.html

It would be best if you find an Avian Vet Emergency Clinic that is open and take him in today rather than waiting until tomorrow.
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Please keep us updated on how he's progressing. I hope you're able to get him to an avian vet as soon as possible. You've been given the best advice the forums can offer, now it's up to the professionals.

He does have scaly face mites, by the way, so when you get him to the vet, once he's in a stable condition you should pick up some Invermectin to treat him for the mites after his other problem is resolved.

I hope he pulls through!
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Actually, I did not address the advanced state of the mite infestation your budgie is suffering from because of the more pressing issue of the other symptoms, but Star is correct.

If your budgie survives, he definitely needs to be treated and may require multiple treatments for the scaly mites given how far advanced his case is at this time.
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Hi everyone... I managed to get him to an emergency clinic yesterday, but it was too late... They said he died last night Havent found the cause of the problem but I went to the breeder I got him from today and it appears something was wrong with their genes or something, as all his siblings passed away as well, a few weeks before my guy. Thanks to everyone for their help and support, and RIP Apollo
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I'm very sorry for your loss of Apollo.

I'm closing your thread at this time.
You may post a memorial or tribute thread for Apollo in the "In Memory" section of the forum if you wish to do so.

Fly high, soar free sweet Apollo; rest peacefully little man.
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