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Ok, we have 3 birds. (well they are my daughter's). Toto we have had for a year. Rain and Snow for 6 months. Today they stopped chirping as much. Normally they are very talkative, especially when we leave for school/work in the morning. In June they went through molting, and were agitated and not chirping a lot. We took them to the vet. The vet gave us some meds for Snow.
They are eating now, and active. It may also be related to the house being a little cooler today as the weather is starting to change.
Any thoughts? We can't get them to the vet until probably Thursday. The only vet ER that takes birds is almost an hour away, and $140 a piece.
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What was your bird treated for ? How do all their dropping's look ? How about their eyes, round and shiney or almond shaped and dull ? Any respiratory discharge or noise ? What kind of diet are they eating and has their appetites decreased ? How about weight's, if you don't weigh them it would be a good idea to get a small inexpensive gram capable scale and start. The more info you can give the better some of our folk's will be able to help. Pics would be great if you could post some too...
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Is the weather overcast today?
Sometimes budgies are more quiet when the day is a bit "darker".
Do you have a full-spectrum light for them?

Are they all eating, drinking and pooping normally?
I wouldn't worry about the fact they are not chirping as much as usual unless one of them is exhibiting signs of illness.
Sleeping more than normal/lethargy, fluffed up, runny poop, not eating, etc.

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Hello you have been given excellent advice and some great questions to think about from Randy, the only thought I will add is .Nobody knows your budgies better than yourself, if in any doubt regarding their health then an avian vet visit is worthwhile.
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