Hello - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Reply
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-30-2020, 10:43 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:Babybuttons10 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2020
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Babybuttons10 is on a distinguished road
Default Hello

Hi everyone, I’ve just joined this group. I bought a baby budgie for my little 9 year old daughter 10 days ago and devastatingly we lost him tonight. My daughter is inconsolable and I just don’t know what happened to him! He seemed fine and was really starting to bond with us and was sitting on our hand just today. I can’t help feeling like we did or didn’t do something correctly; we were feeding him on his seed from the pet shop but had only realized about removing the husks when I came on here. I’m hoping that he didn’t get one rod these trapped in his little throat. He was eating so much and was lively and chirping. He loved Millet and as we were trying to bond with him maybe we offered him too much. My head is boggled and it’s a horrible feeling. We loved him so much I’m such a short time. We did add some pellet to his seed and again I was worried it might have been too big for him being so small but when we read up it seemed ok. I didn’t light a single candle in the room he was in and opened doors and windows when we cooked as he was about 6 or 7 metres from the kitchen. I even used my grill as opposed to frying pans where possible and I turned the heating off as thought it might be too warm for him but our house was never cold. We kept him downstairs as didn’t want him lonely and he loved all the attention. We are truly devastated and my little girl thinks she did something wrong. I’ve reassured her she was wonderful with him. Maybe if we get another one we should keep it in a bedroom instead perhaps. We also have an old dog who barks on occasions so maybe that frightened him although he never showed signs of that. He did seem to be fairly sleepy from the offset and didn’t drink much water despite our efforts to coax him to his water with Millet. Anyways any advice or reassurance you could give would be much appreciate.
Many thanks.
Rip baby buttons xx


Last edited by FaeryBee; 01-01-2021 at 03:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-31-2020, 05:10 PM
Cody's Avatar
Super Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,869
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2590
Rep Power: 14
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

So sorry for your loss. It is most likely that the bird was already ill when you got him. Birds are masters at hiding illness and things can go easily unnoticed. It is advisable that when you get a bird to take it to an avian vet for a well bird check up, at this time, if there is anything wrong it can be addressed. My vet will typically do a fecal exam checking for parasites, bacteria, yeast, etc. all this requires is a fresh dropping, and also a CBC, which is a blood test that can reveal all sorts of things. It is quite common for birds in pet stores to have problems, especially if it is a big box store as they obtain their stock from birdie mills and there is no check on the health of the stock, which makes it all the more important to have the bird checked by a vet soon after acquiring it, and sometimes the birds are just too young and have not been properly weaned. What are you referring to in your post about removing husks, all commercial bird seed such as millet and canary grass have hulls on them and the bird removes them as they are eaten. As for the dog, no matter how sweet the dog is, dogs are predators and birds are prey and it is not a good idea to house them in the same space, at the very least it could be upsetting to the bird making the bird fearful. If you have the space to give the bird its own room that is fine but to put a very social animal, the bird, in a room by itself is a bad idea unless there is someone in the room a good deal of the time.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2021, 04:01 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 54,760
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2656
Rep Power: 36
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm very sorry for your loss.
Cody has provided you with excellent advice and information.

If you plan to get another budgie, I would recommend you either find a reputable and ethical breeder OR think about adopting a "rescue" budgie from a local animal shelter.

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

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.

Site Guidelines
Posting on the Forums
Please do not use Emojis from Phones - use Forum Smilies Only
Let's Talk Budgies
How-To Guides
FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Budgie Articles
List of Stickies
Be Prepared for Veterinary Expense
Avian First Aid
Why Quarantine?

A Heartfelt Plea to All Members
Guidance regarding Breeding Advice Threads

Recommended Minimum Cage Sizes
Essentials for a Great Cage
Resource Directory

When you upload pictures as attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape. Additionally, the picture appears as what we term a “thumbnail” attachment.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as Imgur and follow the steps in these instructions:
How to Post Full Size Pictures from a Photo Sharing Site
You can practice uploading pictures in the site’s “Test Forum:
Test Forum

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:14 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.