Hi everyone, I got Chirpy from a pet store about two years ago and unfortunately about the last month or so he's been showing signs of kidney disease (pasting of the vent, watery yellowish diarrhea, constant scratching and feather plucking, eating and drinking more than usual, weight loss, sleeping a lot, weakness, etc.) He doesn't fly around as much as he used to and he seems like he's suffering quite a bit. The area around his vent and his chest is almost plucked bare. He was perfectly happy and seemed healthy enough until about a month ago. He still chirps and sings but doesn't seem to have the energy to do much else.
I've tried changing his diet but nothing seems to help. He gets his fresh fruits and veggies and fresh spring water daily along with budgie seed and orange blossom treat. There's a mineral block and cuttlebone in his cage, too. He gets lots of free time and was getting lots of exercise until he took a turn for the worse.
I'd take him to an avian vet in a heartbeat but the nearest one is over an hour and a half away and I'm not sure that he'd survive the trip. I'm trying to find out if there's anything I can do for him to help him without having to take him on such a long and scary drive.
I've emailed a vet and told them his symptoms. If they ask to see him in person I'll take him there ASAP but until I hear back from them I would appreciate any advice anyone can offer.
Thank you for taking the time to read!