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Old 10-30-2015, 11:50 AM
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Oh my! I hope all goes well! How stressful! Please listen to Faerybee and make sure everything is perfect for your little girl! Best wishes, mexicoandice

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Old 11-01-2015, 04:35 PM
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Well we went to the vet.

Found out that she is very much overweight.

The vet said that there is something going on internally with her. She said we could do an x-ray or put her on antibiotics and some liver tonic and see how she goes.

The x-ray couldn't be done until today. So I chose to put her on antibiotics and liver tonic as I couldn't just leave her as she was for 3 days.

She hasn't eaten for 3 days but she is still playing in her cage and is full of energy. She is puffing her bottom and scratching less than she was.

The other thing we had to do was change her diet. So she now gets pellets and a small amount of seed. I also give her spinach. She hasn't eaten anything in 3 days so I gave her just plain seeds last night with no luck. I guess she is still going because of her fat stores.

I'm going to call the vet today and see what they say about the not eating.
I think she really wants to get back into her other cage with her friends.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the update.

Did the vet do fecal gram stains to check the bacterial levels to see if your budgie has AGY?
Were blood tests done?
Was the individual an Avian Vet or a regular vet?

If the above tests were not done during your the vet visit, I'd ask the vet why when you talk to her today.

Please give us another update after you speak to the vet today.
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Hi,

Yes it was an avian vet.

They did do the fecal test and nothing showed up with that.
There weren't any blood tests.
She suspects that she has fatty liver.
I just wish she would eat something.
Other than the not eating she does appear to be a bit better.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:33 PM
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Perhaps you can try her on some pedialyte soaked millet to get her interested in eating once more. Make sure you tell the vet she hasn't ate anything. Is she pooping still?
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I'm trying to call of the vet but the line has been busy.

I syringed some gatrolyte into her and put some millet with gastrolyte on it in her cage.

For a bird that hasn't eaten she is still full of energy.
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I called the vet and let them know that she wasn't eating.

Can't get in today or tomorrow (fully booked today and tomorrow is a public holiday)

I asked if I could make her pellets into a wet mush and syringe feed her that and they said yes.

So I have syringe fed her some wet pellets.

We will see how she goes.
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Perhaps it would be a good idea to weigh her regularly and record it so you have a clear record of where she is. Is she an English or Australian Pet type Budgie?
When you change a budgie's diet it has to be done slowly, offer her greens and other foods. Fatty Liver respond to Milk Thistle sometimes.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:35 PM
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I tried offering here everything with no luck.

I fed her mushed up pellets with a syringe for the last 2 days.

She is an Australian budgie.

I did an experiment this morning because I had a theory and I was right.

She only stopped eating when I took her away from the other birds.

I put her back in the cage with her friends and she started eating straight away.

I know there would be a risk of the other birds getting sick but they didn't get sick when she was in there before and now she has been on antibiotics for 5 days now. So I think the risk of her getting the other birds sick would be minimal.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:02 PM
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Hi,

I just thought I would let everyone know that my female bird seems to have made a complete recovery. They vet was right as to her condition and she is doing great.

My birds are learning to eat pellets.

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