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Old 11-11-2016, 01:21 AM
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Hey everyone!

My budgie Ozzie (whom I bought just under a month ago) might be ill. I live in Bangalore, India which has very pleasant weather. Around a week ago I went back home for holidays (4days). My home town is by the coast, very hot and humid. I had taken Ozzie and Daisy along however after returning back to Bangalore the minimum temperature here has dropped to 15 degree Celsius as winter is approaching (daytime it's 32 degrees though).

Ozzie started coughing/sneezing 3 days ago but it would happen just once a day at night (I can't be sure since I work from 11 am to 6pm). He's showing no other signs of sickness at all except this. He's always been a lazy budgie but he's still eating, singing and playing with Daisy, is the same weight. No signs of lethargy. Yesterday night though, I could hear a lot of sneezing so I decided to separate him from Daisy( Daisy is now in another room).

I also gave him some hot steam by placing a bowl of hot water by his cage and covering it with a blanket. He liked it and came close to it and it seemed to help him. I did this today morning as well. I cannot adjust my room temperature as such facilities don't exist in India. We just have a fan which I never use since it's cool enough.

Anyway I found a vet who can treat birds (for the first time) and I might take him today evening after work or tomorrow morning. Any suggestions, advice or thoughts are welcome!

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I'm sorry your Ozzie isn't feeling well.
While a minimum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius is perfectly manageable for budgies, radical and very sudden steep drops in temperature can certainly affect them, that seemed to have been the case with your Ozzie.

You have been doing an excellent job in caring for him, by keeping him warm through covering his cage on 3 sides and providing some steam to help clear the airways and make his breathing more manageable.
For extra warmth, you can also place a hot water bottle underneath the cage.

It's great that you have found a vet experienced with birds and will be taking Ozzie for an appointment.

Best of luck at the vet's, I'm wishing your Ozzie a steady and full recovery. Be sure to let us know how Ozzie is doing.
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I'm glad you've been taking care of Ozzie so well and it's excellent you've located a vet who treats birds.

Please be sure to update us on Ozzie's condition after his vet appointment.

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Hey guys,

I was gonna take Ozzie to the vet yesterday but he hasn't been coughing or sneezing ever since I've been giving him steam. Do I still take him to the vet or do I wait longer? He's completely normal like his usual self and he's still in quarantine. I don't want to end up giving him meds if he's not sick, it'd just end up harming him.
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I would suggest you continue with the steam for a few more days and keep an eye on his condition.
If he begins sneezing or coughing again, then it will be important to have him checked by the vet.

I hope little Ozzie is back to 100% soon!
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