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Follow-up Center Threads 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.

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Old 08-25-2016, 05:02 PM
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Hi. I have a budgie named Tilly. He's maybe 4 years old. (Not quite sure). He's been at the bottom of the cage and fluffy (mostly at the foodbowl, eating) He seems dizzy when i look at him. Especially after he moves his head alot ( preening , etc ). He has a good balance, but i can tell he is dizzy. He did have undigested seeds in his droppings a few days or weeks ago for awhile, but now i dont see any anymore. What could be wrong? I can't take him to a vet sadly.

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Old 08-25-2016, 05:09 PM
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Lexi,

When a budgie is ill, it is important you get a proper diagnosis from an Avian Vet. 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.

Part of owning a pet is assuming the responsibility of ensuring it receives the medical care necessary.
If you are concerned about cost you can ask for a payment plan or borrow the money from a friend or relative.

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

I hope you will find a way to get Tilly to an Avian Vet to find out what is causing his problem and then update us on his condition.

I'm wishing your little budgie a full and speedy recovery.
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:12 PM
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My parents wont take him to the vet. I dont know whats wrong with tilly

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Old 08-25-2016, 05:32 PM
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I would suggest you ask your parents to reconsider as this is a living creature who is completely dependent upon you for its health and well-being.
It doesn't matter whether the bird cost nothing, $20 or $2000 - it deserves to be treated humanely and with respect.

You can ask them to let you borrow the money necessary for the vet visit and make an agreement to repay them with extra chores.

You may also ask them to read this thread.

The purpose of this forum is to promote only the Best Practices for the Health and Well Being of Budgies.

While I recognize you can not completely go against your parent's wishes, perhaps if you present your case logically and concisely, they will be more willing to help you out.
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Hey Lexi,

Unfortunately, Deborah has given the best advice--there's nothing else we can do. You must find a way to get him seen by a vet if he doesn't improve soon.

Be sure to monitor his eating, keep him warm, and separate from the others in a "hospital cage". To be sure he's properly hydrated, you can give him some electrolyte solution, either as a replacement for his water or soaked into millet. Here's a good recipe for that:
https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...te-recipe.html

Also, if it seems he has an upset tummy with his droppings, ginger tea might help him. Peel, chop, and boil ginger root in water, strain ginger, cool to room temperature, and offer him some to drink. It will help to promote immunity.

Remember, neither of these things are cures, just temporary alleviation of his worst discomfort so he has the strength to continue to fight whatever illness he has.

Talking to your parents and offering to bargain with them in order for you to be able to take him in is a must--best of luck with that!

We look forward to an update soon, and are keeping little Tilly in our prayers
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I very much agree with the posts above. Unfortunately it sounds like Tilly definitely needs to be seen by an avian vet. I also really hope your parents can come to see, that as FaeryBee mentioned, regardless of initial cost, this is a living creature dependent on us for proper care, and deserves to be treated humanely and with respect. I wish all the best for you and Tilly.
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He's sleeping alot and he is raising 1 foot in his feathers at a time. To keep it warm? Is he losing blood somewhere ? Please help me. I dont know what to do or whats wrong. Anyone have any idea? Ugh i wish i could take him to the vet. I made the stuff they mentioned and i didnt seem to help..
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I'm very sorry your Tilly is sick. Sick budgies need warmth to help conserve their energy, this is regardless if they are bleeding or not.

Sadly, there is only so much we can do to help. We are not avian vets and even if some of us were, your budgie would still have to be physically examined and this is not something that can be accomplished online.

If you want to give your Tilly the best chances for recovery, you will have to take action, do the right thing and have him examined by an avian vet specialist, so that he is properly examined, diagnosed and treated.
Having the financial means to cater to a pet's medical needs is part of the very basics of pet ownership.
It's simply not realistic to think a given pet will never need to be seen by a vet, a pet bird is not any different from a cat or dog, they will also need routine check ups and vet visits in an emergency situation.

I hope you will be able to take Tilly to an avian vet soon and I'm wishing him a steady and full recovery.

If you are unable to have these needs covered when it comes to providing full care to your pet birds, then you may need to reconsider the ownership over them.
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Both of my baby budgies had the similar symptoms before they passed. I really hope things worked out for you. The vet basically told me that the dizziness means the bacterial infection damaged their bodies to the point that it's started to effect their brains. It sounds like it's already pretty advanced, based on my limited experience and knowledge.
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