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Old 02-22-2017, 06:21 AM
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Hi All,

I am well aware that seeking help in forums is not replacement for a veterinary help. However I am asking help here as a last resort to save a sick budgie since there are no avian veterinary doctors in our locality (nor I can find one in our state). I had already taken my budgie to the local veterinary hospital 3 times but there is no improvement in his health.


My budgie is sick for the last 12-15 days. He is inactive (not fluffy all the time), no preening, no socializing and sleeps all the time. His head leaning forward (as if beak touching the chest).

Here is the summary of things happened.

Day 1: Found him inactive and took him to the doctor. Doctor advised to give Septran (co-trimoxazole oral suspension IP) 4 drops twice daily for 5 days. Moved him to a smaller cage. His poop was sticking to his vent (probably diarrhea)
Day 2: I felt he is getting better
Day 3: No change in condition. Poop was watery with little or no feces. Urates spread in urine.
Day 4: No change in condition, I took him to the vet again. He advised to complete the medicine course and gave Vyzilac(lactic acid bacillus powder) (3 drops twice daily for 3 days)
Day 6: No change in condition, I took him again to the vet. This time vet said there is nothing more to do and maybe we can try different antibiotic and he gave Moxikind-cv (amoxycillin & potassium clavulanate oral suspension ip) (5 drops once daily for 5 days).
Day 7: I felt he has improvement. He is making noise sometimes
Day 8: I kept his small cage near to the big cage and he started to respond to other budgies in bigger cage. He started preening sometimes, and will try to socialize with other budgies through the cage wire. But all this last for 5-10 minutes only and he will be back to old condition.
Day 9: Same as previous day but his poop had feces changed to thin (like string) and watery.
Day 10-15: Same as other day but no further improvement. Sometimes poop looked normal.

Completed amoxycillin course without further improvement. Now he looks weaker and lost all the improvement he had shown earlier.

I think the amoxycillin course (5 days) was short. Please give me your valuable input. Is anybody aware of possible medication for this disease?. There are no other options for me other than leaving him to fate.

I am attaching his latest photo. Feathers above his head is looking straight however feathers below/around his beak got dirty when I administered Septran. It was a sticky syrup

FYI: I am from Cochin, Kerala, India
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Old 02-22-2017, 07:35 AM
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I'm very sorry your budgie is sick and despite the treatments, you haven't noticed a good and lasting improvement on his condition.
Unfortunately, there is only so much we can do to help and we aren't qualified vets. Without having a diagnosis it's also more difficult to give due assistance.

In order to keep your budgie more comfortable and warm, you can cover the cage on 3 sides. If needed, for extra warmth you can place a hot water bottle underneath the cage's bottom.
Since you don't know exactly what is wrong with your budgie, as a precaution it's best to quarantine him away from the rest of the flock to hopefully prevent the illness to spread to your other budgies.
While it's good that you are keeping him on a separate cage, it's best to not place his cage near or in the same room as your other budgies' cage(s).
To give him a little boost, you can add electrolyte solution to the water or by soaking millet spray on it: https://talkbudgies.com/your-budgies-...te-recipe.html

I don't know if you have tried the services provided here or not, so will place the links just in case:

COCHIN PET HOSPITAL

Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

I'm sending my prayers and best wishes for your budgie's recovery.
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aluz has given you excellent advice.
After administering the medication to your budgie, it would be good if you take either a wash-cloth or a cotton ball dampened in warm water and wipe the feathers around beak off for him.

Did the vet do a crop swab and a fecal gram smear on your budgie?
Has he been tested for Avian Gastric Yeast?

Take a look at the information in the links below:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...ric-yeast.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...dgerigars.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...ric-yeast.html

I will be praying for your budgie.
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I am too sorry for your bird .. he looks like its suffering .. poor guy ..
I did not notice anywhere what exactly this doctor said to you ... what is the problem that he is trying to fight ??? .. either scientific or non , name of the disease ....

Septran can cause all the other symptoms you describe later # 3 .. its just a general antibiotic it makes kidney and liver " go wild " and its bad for them .. causing the bird to seem exchausted with strange urine ..
Vyzilac is living organisms bacteria , pro - biotic it helps the under the stomach system i dont know how we call this , you know the pipe that leads to poop .. it helps it work properly ..
The last one is just another antibiotic ..
No vitamins or at least electrolytes after these medicines did the doctor tell you to give to him ? ..

From my experience ( not only parrots with other birds too , finches , spinus , canaries and others ) that bird seems to fight alone with megabacteria ( Avian Gastric Yeast as said from FearyBee ) or something else usually trichomonad or even worse .... FaeryBee said it already ..

If you want to check it out alone check the inside of his mouth if it has white spots and is too sticky and watery with non normal tongue ..
Also check his belly if it has moving like bubble thing around its stomach ( usually megabacteria is acting like this ) , or inside blood infection like a dark red spot somewhere ..

The option of another AVIAN or ORNI vet would be perfect !!!!!
These tests FaeryBee said MUST be taken asap ..

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