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Thread Description:Planning to taking to vet tomorrow, not entirely sure what to do otherwise

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Old 03-26-2018, 01:02 PM
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Just because Ernie seems to be better at the moment certainly does not mean he has recovered.

It is very important you remember that budgies hide symptoms of illness.

For Ernie's health and well-being, you need to take him to an Avian Vet and have a full Avian Physical Examination performed - not just a cursory look where the vet says, "oh, yeah - he looks fine".

Take a look at what is involved in an Avian Physical Exam:

https://www.talkbudgies.com/articles-...amination.html

Please be mature and responsible and take Ernie in to an Avian Vet as soon as possible.
Be sure you specify you want him to have a full physical exam.

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.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

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.

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My first thought is that his symptoms have subsided thankfully, but there might still be a latent illness lurking inside of him. Sometimes the immune system might be strong enough to get rid of the outward symptoms, but still have something brewing inside.

If he was truly doing that poorly just several days ago, and improved without any meds, Id still take Ernie in to the avian vet just to be sure .
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