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