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Thread Description:Showing signs of sickness, not sure what the cause is

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Old 08-07-2016, 09:12 PM
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I've had my budgie Meadow for about 4 years, and his health has been more or less perfect. I've just noticed at around 5 this afternoon that he started to drift off, and become drowsy and less coordinated. He's spending all his time puffed up on his perch in the back corner. This is unlike his usual behaviour as he's mostly very alert and jumpy when things are going on around him. His droppings are fairly runny but not as frequent. His crop, belly and vent seem to be in normal condition and he's still eating millet periodically but refuses to eat the spinach I offer (favourite food). I don't have any heating lamps that I would consider safe for him so I've take him outside for a bit of fresh air and then took him into the bathroom and steamed the room a little bit for humidity. I'm not sure what else to do currently or what could be wrong with him. I have another male budgie and he's completely fine but I have separated them for now. At the moment he's still puffed up and rocking a little back and forth (going to sleep) but his response is off and is hunching over, which is not common in his behaviour. I would really like to know what to do in this current situation, and maybe some idea as to what caused it😕 Please!
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:19 PM
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Your budgie needs to be seen by an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

It's good that you have separated him from his friend.
Keeping him warm and quiet is the best thing you can do.
You might also offer him some millet soaked in electrolyte solution.
If you do not have any on hand, then you can make some using the recipe in this link:

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

Any speculation by members of the forum with regard to the cause of your budgie's illness would be just that.
It is best to seek the advice of a professional as soon as possible.

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"

Sending your little fellow lots of healing energy and positive thoughts for a full and speedy recovery.

Please be sure to update us on his condition after you see the A.V. with him.

Best wishes.
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Ok, thank you for your advice and the electrolyte solution recipe.
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I'm sorry your budgie isn't well.sending healing and comforting prayers for your sweet budgie.hope meadow will recover very soon.keep us posted.Blessings
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Your budgie needs to be assessed as soon as possible , your other budgie could also be sick . Please get an appointment as soon as possible with an Avian vet for him. Cover his cage with a blanket , place the cage near a heater the runny droppings, lack of appetite are all serious please let us know what is said soon.
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Thumbs up Completely fine

Yesterday morning Meadow was feeling significantly better, eating properly, preening, and even singing, and his droppings were more solid, so I held off on going to the vet (for financial reasons). I gave him the electrolyte solution and kept him in a warm quiet room for the whole day and by the evening he was pretty much back to normal (not fluffed up, yet still a bit drowsy). This morning all the symptoms have completely gone, he's back to his old jumpy and alert self, playing with his friend and eating well. However I've noticed that he has begun moulting and I was wondering if this sickness was a lack of energy because of that. I'm watching his diet now, and making sure he gets plenty of calcium and vitamins.
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you have noticed an improvement in your budgie's condition.
While a moult can cause a decrease on activity levels and you can also notice a change when it comes to the poop consistency (more watery), it doesn't make a budgie to have coordination problems or feel disoriented.
A moult can accentuate and make more noticeable an underlying illness or make the pet bird more vulnerable to illness.
You can supplement your budgie's diet with egg food as this is highly nutritious and will help in replenishing the energy levels lost during the moult, this also promotes healthy feather growth. https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...ting-faqs.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...e-molting.html

To be on the safe side, keep on monitoring your budgie and in case you notice a recurrence or aggravation of the symptoms then it really would be best to have your Meadow examined by an avian vet specialist.


Since your Meadow is feeling better and there is no sense of urgency, I'm moving your thread to the Follow-up Center section.
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Hi there and to the forums to you and Meadow!

He's a very handsome little boy and I'm glad that he's feeling better. For future situations, it would be good to have a vet fund going or a similar savings plan for vet visits

It's important that when your little guy really does need an avian vet, you are able to take him without worrying about finances.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html

In the meantime, it's great to have you with us and to meet your precious little Meadow. Be sure to read through the links provided to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions afterwards, don't hesitate to ask as we'd love to help

Cheers, and do keep us posted!
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