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Old 09-04-2016, 04:03 AM
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Yesterday I saw an eggshape protrusion in the belly of the female budgie near the cloacae. The budgie behaves almost normal, the only difference that I saw is that it doesn't go near the male anymore.
Near my city there is no small bird specified vet, what could I do? Do you think it is eggbound?

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I don't have any experience with an egg bound budgie, but I do know that if she is egg bound, she needs to be seen by an avian vet as this is potentially fatal.

I'm flagging this up for the more experienced staff to take a look.
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Hi there,

Did you only just notice this yesterday?
Unfortunately, it does seem that your budgie is carrying an egg.
I don't know if it's the angle, but from the second to last photo, the egg may not be in the correct position to be easily laid and this will contribute to an egg binding situation.
It's good that for now she is not showing signs of struggle. You can facilitate the process by raising the humidity levels.
For now, it's important for you to monitor her closely, to see if she is pooping and coping well (the poops should be massive in size by now).
It would be good if you started to search for the nearest avian vet specialist you can find, just in case she starts to have problems in laying the egg and she needs emergency attention. This is something we must be prepared for when we don't have the luxury of having an avian vet in our town.

I hope your budgie will be able to lay the egg with as less effort as possible, best of luck.
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Haris,

I'm very sorry to hear your budgie seems to be egg bound.
Please read the information in the link below. Perhaps some of it will be helpful for you.
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...revention.html

I hope your budgie is able to pass the egg successfully with no problems. Please follow aluz's advice and do your best to find a vet that will be able to assist your budgie if necessary.

Please be sure to update us on your budgie's condition.

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No vet in my town is specialized in small birds. I am afraid to bring her to a vet.. They usually see cats and dogs..
Her condition is stable till now..
I don't see any effort of her to lay the egg. And yes, poops are big.

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If you print out the information in the links I provided and take them with you to a regular vet, you can discuss with the vet whether or not the individual feels confident in helping assist your budgie IF she is unable to pass the egg.

Giving the vet the necessary information will ensure the individual is able to provide the help needed.

The following should help you as well:

Place the bird into a steamy room, such as bathroom with shower on until the bathroom mirrors and windows steam up. Desired temperature: 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit / Humidity: 60%. Place bird on wet towel. The warmth relaxes the hen so that the vent can dilate more allowing the egg to pass.

A shallow warm water bath can also be of great help.
This helps relax the muscles and sometimes the hen will pass the egg into the water. Do not make the water too hot.

Applying a personal lubricant, such as KY jelly to her vent may be helpful.

Very carefully, gently massage the muscles in the vent area with olive oil. In many cases, this lead to a successful passing of the egg.
Note: there is a risk associated with messaging this area. It could cause the egg inside to break - which is life-threatening. Be very careful! If in doubt, it's always best to have the vet take care of it

Following passing of the egg keep the hen in a warm and quiet area separate from the others, until she is out of shock and back to eating and drinking well.

Ensure the budgie is getting plenty of calcium in her diet.

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Judging by the size of her vent area, it shouldn't be too long till she starts to experience contractions and prepares to lay the egg.
The fact that she has been pooping well is a good sign.
Another option at the lack of specialized medical care would be to ask for the assistance of an experienced breeder who has dealt with egg binding issues.

We are all rooting for your budgie to pass the egg with no complications.
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The situation is stable till now, the egg-like protrusion is still there, like under the skin near the cloacae, the budgie behaves normally, the only thing that has changed is that the only male of the cage plays with the other female and not with this like it used to.
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By this time and given the advanced swelling on the vent area from 3 days ago, I would have assumed by now that your budgie had laid the egg.
Hasn't she yet shown clear signs of wanting to lay?
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If it isn't an egg, the budgie may have a tumor.
You really do need to see a veterinarian for the proper diagnosis.
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