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Old 03-18-2019, 04:43 AM
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Hello, my Arthur is 7, and recently i noticed he is puffed up all the time, not just when resting. This has never happened before and i don't know if it is normal or sign of someyhing else. He eats normally. I have another budgie and she hasn't puffed up.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:03 AM
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Arthur is a cutie!

It's not normal for a budgie to be puffed up all the time like that, so it's best if you make an appointment with your avian vet for a full check up.

In the meantime, do you have a separate cage that you can set up as a temporary hospital cage or quarantine cage? If it's something contagious, you don't want to risk your other bird getting sick too.

I hope he feels better soon! Keep us posted on what the vet says.
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Thnk you for your advice. I'll see what i can do. I think i'm gonna have to check with my doggie vet since there isn't any avian vet nearby

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Your bird does not look at all well. Please do not wait to seek medical attention, if your regular vet cannot refer you to someone see if you can locate a vet that sees exotics as quite often there will be someone on staff that has experience with birds.
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It's very important you get medical attention for your budgie soonest. By the time a budgie shows symptoms of being ill, it is often quite sick.

If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.

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I agree. Your budgie definitely looks ill, and to the point he will perish if he doesn’t get the proper treatment ASAP. Look for an exotics vet, or a small animal (dog) vet willing to get in touch with an avian vet. Wishing you all the best with Arthur.
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Thank you all so much. He got antibiotics, i put it into his water. And the vet said it should take two to three day to start noticing if he gets better. I really hope he does. He isn't that bad right now, he is still puffed all the time, but he eats his food and treats, he cleans himself and scratches himself too. But he is less active than usual. I really hope he gets better soon cause its hard seeing him like this. Thank you again

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Glad you got some medicine for him. If you do not see an improvement soon please make sure to contact the vet again. Budgies don't drink much so by medicating through the water they sometimes do not get an adequate amount of the medicine to be effective and it may need to be changed to giving something directly into the mouth.
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Oh thank you, i will keep checking how much he drinks and will try it another way if it isn't enough
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My vet told me it's a sign of cold, maybe ensure there is no draught and how low the temperature is...
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