Sick budgie, yellow vent, runny dropping, please help
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Sick budgie, yellow vent, runny dropping, please help
Hi, my budgie blue, is sick. i noticed yesterday evening that she isn't as active as she normally is. sitting quite, spending most of her time sleeping or grooming herself. this morning i notice her vent is yellow , i cleaned it . there isnt poop stuck to it. i follow her until she poop again and i noticed that its runny and yellowish green. but the other droppings in the area she was sleeping seems normal, so perhaps the problem started from this morning. She ate millet and some lettuce. but she is not herself at all. staying quiet is not her, she is very active. so it scares me to see her idle. she is trying to sleep most of time. Please give me some home remedy idea. i am looking for vet close by. i dont want to lose her. it kills me that i had to come to work leaving her home. hope she will be fine soon.
FYI, i dont know a lot about budgie egg laying and breeding, her beak is brown, means she is in breeding condition. is this health situation has anything to do with her laying egg ?
i added some picture of her. first one is her yesterday. others are from thin morning.
We can not give you 'home remedies' when your budgie is ill.
It is very important you have your budgie seen promptly by 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.
Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
In the meantime please do the following:
Separate her from the other budgies into a small hospital/travel cage
Keep her warm and quiet
Feed her millet spray soaked in Guardian Angel or Pedialyte Solution
If her cere is brown then, yes, she is in breeding condition.
That does not necessarily mean she is going to lay an egg.
Thank you so much for the help. she is doing little better.i got the Pedialyte Solution and soaked some millet in it. however she didn't eat much of it last night. this morning she was more into eating . i tried to feed her the solution directly with a dropper but she got really anxious and scared. so i let her be. didnt want to put more trouble on her that she already is. she is moving around in the cage but still more tired and trying to nap every now and then. the dropping has changed too. its now greenish with the white part( urates) being runny.still not normal i know, but it is different than yesterday. her vent looks good too. rest of her looks ok, breathing, temperature (they are little warm to begin with) , eyes. she is seemed to shaking her feathers now and then. dont know if thats an indicator of more problem. it almost looks like she is shivering. put she isnt puffed up and more active. the weather here in nyc has been little chilly last two days after being very hot for a week, so maybe the change of weather got her cold.
i tried to put her in another small cage but she freaked out badly and started to fly around like crazy. she has always been little anxious and skittish and she doesn't want to be left alone. i know if i kept her there she won't be able to relax or sleep. so i kept her in the regular cage.
i will take her to vet as soon as i get appointment.
if you have any follow up suggestion, please do let me know. i will do anyting that can make her feel better.
Hello, thank you for concern and well wishes. Blue started to feel better but i am afraid she caught cold, her breathing is little heavy (not always, i noticed yesterday night for some time).There had been temperature drop in nyc last few days. She is eating and more active that she was 2 days ago. the poop has gone more solid and normal looking.
I have attached some video of her this morning, if you can view and see if she looks sicker than i think.i am sorry to do this , i might be coming across really lackluster about my pet . but i am in a serious situation.
the avian vet clinic i spoke to gave me an estimate of the treatment around 300-500(for tests, and determination of why she is sick, treatment is extra).others either dont take budgie or dont have open slot. the online review i see, most people had no luck with them specially if the animal is sick.i am not sure if taking her to them and going through blood test and all the other tests will make her sicker. also the cost seems too much for me at this moment. anyone know any other vet in NY? i am very sorry that the situation has gone this way but i love my bird and i will do as much as i can .
It is impossible for me to see in the videos whether or not Blue is breathing heavily.
If she is, she should be separated into a hospital cage and kept quiet.
To help with respiratory issues, you can put your budgie’s cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open the airways.
Another option is to tent the cage with a sheet and place a pot or kettle of boiling water under the sheet where your budgie is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way. If you have pure eucalyptus oil, you can put one tiny drop into the water as that will also help to clear the airways so the budgie is better able to breathe.
Using a warm mist humidifier in the room with your budgies is a great way to help ease breathing problems.
On a separate note, I recommend you replace the wooden dowel perches in the cage with natural wood perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.
sorry for being absent and thank you so much for all advice and well wishes. Blue is doing great. she went back to her normal life of jumping , flying around and ignoring me. She didn't really have breathing problem. i guess the sudden stomach problem made her little tired. however She is molting. i see a lot of her feathers everyday. it's more than previous time. i am keeping an eye on her . poor baby. she always runs into trouble.
I'm very glad to hear that Blue seems to be healthy again at this time.
I strongly suggest you find a good Avian Vet in case you need one in the future for any illness or injury Blue might experience.
To ensure you have the necessary funds, set up an emergency fund specifically for Avian Vet bills. Put a certain amount of money aside from each paycheck. Do not use the money for any reason other than Avian Vet expenses.