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Follow-up Center Threads made in the Emergency Room forum will be moved here by staff as a way to follow-up with members after their budgie emergency. This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies.

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:22 AM
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I wasn't there the other day during Reyes' appointment and the vet that treated him was a student (this hospital is inside a university) and I just realised he did not test Reyes' droppings. He said that Reyes "may be" having a crop infection. So he just predicted that?

After few days of treatment I know Reyes wasn't getting any better. So we decided to take him to a more experienced vet.

Reyes had an appointment two days ago with a vet that has been treating birds for 28 years at the national zoo. Honestly, I'm very thankful that he made time in his tight schedule to examine Reyes. He literally treated our budgie at midnight.

He did a test on Reyes' droppings and found out that he is NOT having any sort of infections. However, he is underweight. The vet has given Reyes some vitamins and our budgie needs to gain 10g by his next appointment with the vet on Sunday.

I'm very upset that the previous so called "best vet in the country" did not even do a test and gave us medications to get rid of Reyes' crop infection when he didn't even have one.


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If a crop infection was suspected I would expect the vet to do a swab of the crop and test for bacteria etc. How much does your budgie currently weigh, 10 grams is a huge amount of weight to gain in a few days for a budgie and seems too much too fast. I think the underlying issue is why is the bird underweight, does he not eat well and if that is the case what is causing the lack of appetite.
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Your bird is eating some now. Good. The other bird you have is his buddy. That is good that he has a friend to live with. Seems you have good vet and I believe your budgie will recover. Molting does not make birds look their best. It will pass.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:13 AM
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If a crop infection was suspected I would expect the vet to do a swab of the crop and test for bacteria etc. How much does your budgie currently weigh, 10 grams is a huge amount of weight to gain in a few days for a budgie and seems too much too fast. I think the underlying issue is why is the bird underweight, does he not eat well and if that is the case what is causing the lack of appetite.
The vet did test for bacteria and he said that there aren't any parasites. I think during the appointment he weighed 28 grams but he must have gained a few grams. His molt makes him look even worse but he started playing with his toys today after a long time.

Actually, the first vet I went to suggested that he overate as he was vomiting. The second vet I went to said that the cause of this was that we left food overnight in the cage. Both my birds are on a proper diet now with a variety of food and veges as suggested by the vet. However, I'm unsure why he loss his appetite. He stopped eating like usual ever since he became ill.

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Your bird is eating some now. Good. The other bird you have is his buddy. That is good that he has a friend to live with. Seems you have good vet and I believe your budgie will recover. Molting does not make birds look their best. It will pass.
I hope he does recover soon. Yes I saw him preening his friend for the first time today! I believe so too

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Glad your little one is doing better!
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Fingers crossed that Reyes continues to show signs of improvement!
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