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Hey guys, I really hope someone can give me any advice! I have 2 budgies, one is 7 years old and the other 2 years old.
Billy (the oldest) got real sick all of a sudden tonight, he was bathing and then started what I can only describe as a fit.
I honestly thought he was going to die, so I held him close, soothed him and told him it's okay for him to go whilst fighting back the tears.
But he recovered and then had 3 more 'fits' through out the evening. Again I soothed him, played Eminem (his favourite haha) and made sure he was comfortable. He started chirping as usual and had some food and water which was a positive sign.
His tummy seems very enlarged though, almost looks like a pregnant lady with a bump! I read about fatty liver in birds, and it seems to pinpoint the problem. Can I still help my beautiful boy? I currently can't leave his side and keep watching him sleeping because if he goes, I don't want him to go alone! Pictures, before and after. Any help or advice is appreciated!
What you wrote is serious. Very serious. When that happens, they need vet care at once. As more fits happen, it will cause death soon if you do not get vet care. Be sure the vet knows about Avian Health, if no Avian Vets ate in your community. Even a emergency pet hospital can help you and your bird if you work days and need convienent times. He needs help now.
When your birds are in a serious situation like this it is important to contact an avian vet immediately. Please do not wait for someone on the internet to answer a medical question for you. We are not qualified avian vets.
I'm so sorry to hear Billy is having seizures.
Did you get emergency Avian Veterinary care for Billy?
How is he faring at this point?
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.
Please be sure to update us on your little fellow.