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maryamb 04-20-2019 05:47 PM

Is my budgie molting or sick?
 
Hi everyone!

I got two little budgies a few weeks ago and recently I've noticed that their feathers are coming off. They're about 3 months old so I'm assuming they're beginning their first molt. My female budgie (Mila) has had some pretty watery and discolored droppings for the past few days. I've kept their diet strictly on seeds for 2 days now hoping that it'll help her droppings form but I've had no success and as a first time budgie owner am starting to get worried. She's still very active and playing with her other budgie friend, is eating and drinking and sleeps throughout the night as well as takes naps during the day. Is this a normal molting symptom or should I take her to the vet?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Jonah 04-20-2019 07:49 PM

Welcome to talk budgies:welcome:
Being new to your home, and also probably starting first molt can cause that but it really isn't something to guess at or let go as budgies can get dehydrated rather quickly. I would recommend getting an appointment to the closest "avian" veterinarian and getting a good wellness check on your new friend's. This will also get them established and on record in case there are any issues in future. There is a lot of really good info here in the sub forums that will benefit you as a new owner. Would love to see some pic's of your bird's when you get a chance...:001_smile:

FaeryBee 04-20-2019 08:11 PM

Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

Jonah has offered you excellent advice and I agree completely.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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

Having your budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

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These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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StarlingWings 04-20-2019 10:12 PM

Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

You've been given great advice ;)

Let us know how your little one is doing soon, and we hope to meet both your budgies soon! :photo:

Meanwhile, please be sure to read trough the links provided above by FaeryBee to ensure you're up to date on the best of budge care practices! If you have have any questions after reading, please feel free to ask as we'd love to help.

Cheers and best wishes! :wave:

RavensGryf 04-23-2019 12:46 PM

Hi! :welcome:

Good advice is mentioned in the posts above. It’s always a good idea to take a new budgie in to an avian vet for a new pet check up anyway.

We have lots of good up to date information on all aspects of budgie keeping, so we ask that all new members please take a look at the Stickies near the top of each forum section. They also contain answers to many common questions.

Looking forward to hearing more about your feathered friends :).


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