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This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies. Thread Description:There has been some problem lately
I have a yellow budgie, her name is lemon. Lately she has been acting weird. We have 6 males and 4 females in a cage and two other females have layed eggs normally (5 and 3). The problem with lemon is that she is struggling. Her vent appears pink, she doesnt eat much, she doesnt fly around and is lazy.
We took her to a vet after a lot of days. He said he gave her some lubricant and that the egg has ruptured within her. He said that her poop was blocked too and they took out something. He said that she would get everything out in about 2 hours. When we got her home, she was a bit more active and slept on the swing.
But it has been another day and she is still not fully active, she barely eats and her tail is bobbing up and down, her wings are dropping and she is fat. She didn't lay anything. We are worried, I dont want her to struggle or die. Should we take her to the vet again?
He advised that we should have calcium and add multivitamin in their water. She is the only one who doesnt take the cuttlebone much. Im worried, please help.
Did you take your budgie to an avian vet specialist? If the egg had ruptured inside of her, then she wouldn't have made it.
Given the fact she is still struggling, it would be best to have her seen by an avian vet as soon as possible.
In order to avoid this life threatening issue from happening, having your budgies in a good diet and discouraging breeding behaviour leading to unwanted egg laying is the best course of action.
The first step is to not provide any nesting areas nor hiding spots on the cage.
Please follow the recommendations on this link: https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...want-eggs.html
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
The vet says that he has treated similar cases and has been successful. The shell was not made properly and the egg was not being able to descend. We give them calcium, fresh millet, bread, pellets and chapati by hand, they gladly come to us
If you saw a regular vet rather than an Avian Vet, I would recommend you try to find 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.
If there are no avian vets, an "exotic vet" is the next best as it is important to try to locate a good vet with experience with small birds.
Sure I will. Thank you so much. When we got her back home, she was much better. And now sleeps on the swing. The symptoms and everything was way more evident before her visit, so i think things will be alright if we do something about it
I just found about a very experienced vet in our city. I'll be willing to take it there and their reviews are amazing.
Last edited by aluz; 10-03-2016 at 05:41 PM.
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