Hi! I'd really appreciate some help as I'm feeling really worried.
My female budgie (Zuzu) is very sick, she bobs her tail and had a big chunk of poop stuck to her vent - which has now fallen off. It seems that her poop is the normal shape and colour, but on the newspaper there is a patch of wetness around the poo..? The area around her vent is red and there is some yellow staining around the feathers. She is also puffed up and mostly grooming herself. She is *very* untame so I am unable to have a look at her close up, or clean her vent (so this makes me nervous as to what my vet will do since he can't touch her?).
She is currently with another budgie (Kiwi), and we didn't have another cage to put him into so we had to order a new one which is supposed to come today or tomorrow. I really hope he didn't get infected in the time they spent together.
We bought a 6 week old baby budgie on Monday, she is currently in my bedroom upstairs to avoid her being infected too, but I'm still worried that she may get sick too since she's so young.
On top of all that, there are *no* avian vets in my area. The closest one is a good 3 hours away. I contacted a local vet and they told me they would look at my budgie, but he is not a specialist in birds.
So, when I take her, what medication should I expect/advise? I heard that antibiotics are not good especially for birds as they kill the good bacteria too in the stomach and can make things worst. Any home remedies?
This is a very upsetting situation to be in as I'm worried about all three of my birdies.
I really hope I don't loose any of them. I really appreciate any help!