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Old 08-08-2015, 11:34 PM
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I have lost two budgies recently few days of one another. I am terrible without my flock. I do consider buying a new one but the problem is that where I live there are only two avian vets. One vet is too expensive and the other one I have had a bad experience with as they were careless with my budgie and it passed away as a result of that.

So my worry is that if I do buy a new one, how will I be able to help him when he is sick and cannot go to an avian vet. therefore i dunno what to do. i would hate to travel far with a budgie who needs desperate avian vet help.

What do you guy think?
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:54 PM
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Hi...I'm sorry to hear about your tragic experience. I think you should wait for some time to get a new bird until you figure things out. In the meantime, you can gain experience by visiting different topics and articles related to budgie care, identifying various sicknesses in budgies and proper diet and nutrition.
It's good that you're considering options before buying a bird and are not in a rush to own one. As we all know, owning budgie or any other pets mean a great deal of responsibility for the owner. I'm sure some of the forum's experienced members can help you in trying to locate vets(avian). Good luck.
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I agree with sunnydyazz and recommend you wait for awhile before getting a new budgie.

Spend some time reading and learning as much as you can about budgies and their care. Ensure you have everything needed prior to bringing another budgie into your home and heart.

Avian Vets are expensive and one of the necessities in owning budgies is having the means to provide for their health care if/when it is needed.

I would suggest you start an "Emergency Fund" and get a nice financial cushion so you'll have the money necessary should a vet visit be needed when you do choose to get a new bird.
Adding to the fund on a regular basis is important so it never gets completely depleted.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...e-expense.html

Additionally, ensure you have a well-stocked Birdy First Aid kit set up with all the essentials. This is important in case an issue comes up that must be dealt with quickly before you take your budgie to the Avian Vet for additional care.

https://talkbudgies.com/emergency-roo...t-aid-kit.html
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:33 AM
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Great advice above, The most important health care we can provide for our birds is prevention and self education so we are really prepared for potential emergencies. Being prepared cuts through a lot of the fear and anxiety, when you already have supplies and can just Start first aid with Electrolyte/probiotics
and possibly an emergency antibiotic for your bird when it is a holiday and the vet is not open. This provides a sense that you are in charge and can follow through. This will keep your budgie from feeling less up set from you anxiety.
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Hello all thank you so much very great information there
its just that i miss my birds terribly!! dont know if a new one can make me happy
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Part of being a responsible and caring owner is knowing if you can and will have the time, money and dedication towards making the life of an animal of any species happy and enjoyable.
Many puppies for instance are loved when little but then left and neglected once they are not cute any more.
Budgies need a lot of care and devotion to be able to live a healthy happy life and not simply exist in a cage and be given food and water.
Vets are a necessity with any pet, yes they are expensive but if you have a sick bird you must be prepared to provide the needs for it. I travel three hours for my avian vet and happily as I can afford to.
Please think long and hard regarding another budgie.
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I'm sure with such mature and insightful advice given by the members here, it'll be easier for you to arrive on the right decision.
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Personally, I think that you'll be ready for a new bird when you can look fondly on the time you spent with Piers and Saucy and not feel guilty, sad, or depressed about their passing.

It's okay to give yourself time to consider what you want--you don't have to replace your birds yet.

I agree that you should find a vet to rely on, maybe go in and talk to the "more expensive" vet and see what they say? Many vets can work out payment plans with their customers. If you still want a new bird but the price of the vet is too much, I would save up some money in a fund in case it ever comes to that and research diet, care, and other things all over again to minimize the chances of your new bird having to visit the vet.

I hope you feel better soon, it's not easy to go through what you're going through.
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Bless you all and thank you for reading and taking out time from your busy lives to respond.

my birds had been with me for more than a year so I do know abit about budgies here and there now i think what is the scary bit is their death!! i think that is what may be anotehr reason why im reluctant cos I dunno if i can see that happen to another one because as we all know pets are very close to our hearts and we get attached etc. But as much as I love them, I am still considering my options. I have started reading more books, and online websites, watching videos etc and really trying to learn.

I'm grateful for this site and advice thanks all
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