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Old 07-01-2019, 02:46 PM
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Hi everybody,

My budgie has been sick for over a week. He was listless and lethargic at first and then eight days ago he started vomiting. There isn't an avian vet where I live so I can't take him anywhere. I researched on the Internet and some websites said that it could be due to bacterial infection and I started using antibiotics and vitamins that I had home (one drop each every day into his mouth). But he did not improve that much. Plus it made him vomit so I stopped using. I have been mixing half a teaspoon apple cider vinegar with his water for the last three days but it did not help either. I am helpless. Please watch the video. He is constantly whimpering and doing that head movement. He doesn't vomit that much now and he eats well but he is so passive and sleeps the entire day with his head stuck in his feathers. His droppings were so liquid at first but it looks fine to me now, but a bit greener than usual. I don't know what to do. Can you please tell me what is wrong with him and recommend me medicine?

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Sorry your budgie is ill. In the video he is trying to vomit. There are many things that can cause this and not all are bacterial. It might be due to a GI tract problem or it could also be due to a crop infection of some sort or something else. Unfortunately without the proper assessment by a qualified vet there is no way to know the best course of treatment. Where are you located are there any exotic vets in your area, they usually have someone on staff that can treat birds. There are some online services that appear to have avian vets, try doing a search for avian vets online and see if you can get some help. This is most likely not something that is going to go away by itself so the sooner you can get him some help the better. You said that you had been giving antibiotics, what did you give and where did you get it?
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I am sorry to hear your budgie is so sick. Cody has given you good advice. It is important to see an avian vet ASAP so that your bird gets the care he needs and does not become worse or die.

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Hi there,

I know that you don't have access nearby to an avian vet, but you still need to take him to a vet. Is there an exotics vet nearby? Or even a regular vet which also treats birds?

There is no way to treat him at home.
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The best advice has been given above. Unfortunately, there is nothing forum members can advise you to do, regardless of experience. Exotics vet, online avian vet, or last resort, a vet willing to get answers from other qualified vets. I wish you all the best. Please keep us posted!
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Is this the same budgie that was ill back in March?

At that time, it was recommended that you cultivate the resources of a veterinarian to help you.

Again, as I said in the previous thread, while it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

When you develop a good relationship with a regular veterinarian, that individual can collaborate via telephone or Skype with Avian Veterinarians in other countries if necessary to get assistance in appropriate diagnosing and prescribing treatment for your Avian companions.

In the meantime, give your budgie Guardian Angel or Pedialyte. You can make your own if necessary -- look at this link for the information:

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Hi everyone! Thank you all very much for trying to help and your good wishes. I wanted to wait a few days before I can update you. I was able to find a regular veterinarian who agreed to take a look at him. His diagnosis was a bacterial infection and prescribed a vitamin and antibiotics solution. I am told to mix it with his water for a week. Last night and this morning were tough. He was in so much pain. His medicine-mixed water is in the cage for the last 8 hours now, and I know it is still too early to tell if it showed any effect, but he started to show interest in his toys after ten days and he is active in the cage. I am taking it as a good sign. I will keep the medicine refreshed twice a day and thank god he is eating well. I will keep you guys updated, and hopefully with the good news that he fully recovered.
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It's good that you were able to find a vet willing to help you. If you do not see any improvement be sure to let the vet know right away and perhaps the vet can switch the antibiotic to one that you would need to administer directly into the mouth, that way you can be sure of the exact amount the bird is getting. Hope your bird feels better soon.
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I'm glad you found a vet that was able to help you.

I agree with Cody. If you don't see an improvement it would be best to ask the vet for an antibiotic that is administered via an oral syringe.
The medication can be more easily monitored in that fashion.

Wishing your little one a full and speedy recovery.
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