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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge

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Old 12-24-2013, 11:29 PM
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Merry Christmas to all but the downside of it is there are no avian vets for emergency and the only vet I found on call said he did not have much experience on birds... My dear girl Papatya (Daisy), 2 years old, looks really sick! A male budgie has been trying to mate with her but she has kept running away. I actually saw the moment 3-4 hours ago when she couldn't fly away any longer and went down to the bottom of the aviary. Then she attempted to fly up again, without sucess, and stayed on the floor, all fluffed up. I thought it might have been stress but when I checked her out her vent was covered with a LOT of dirt (too bad I didn't notice this earlier!) And I cleaned a pile of dirt almost the size of a grape, maybe even more! I did this with warm water and cotton balls and afterwards her vent was clearly visible, no feathers around, meaning she lost a lot of feathers
She is now isolated in a small cage perching like a statue, not moving or chirping, all fluffed up, not eating or drinking and has really runny droppings. I covered her cage with cloths and put a desk lamp partially in front of her to keep her warm. I tried to give sulphadim with syringe just in case it is a bacteria causing it, I don't have many options to consider in my own knowledge! Also tried to give water with syringe. I don't know what else to do and the vet told me the avian vet will return in 2 days, I'm scared it might be too late! I am going to consider all the help I can get from here, I really appreciate it in advance and looking forward to hearing from experienced owners and breeders!

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pics in this order:
1-) My dear Papatya
2-) Her vent before cleaning
3-) Amount of dirt cleaned (sorry a bit gross)
4-) Her vent clean
5-) Her current runny droppings
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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I am so sorry to hear about your little bird!
Isn't always the case that they end up doing
this in the middle of the night or on a holiday?

You've made a good start at helping her. Beyond
that I would suggest keeping her warm. Cover
the cage on 3 sides and the top, and place a heating
pad under half the cage so she has warmth, but
can move away if she is too warm. You might try
a drop or two of room temperature Gatorade or
Pedialyte or some other electrolyte-based drink
as diarrhea can really mess up the electrolytes
and cause dehydration. Offering Pedialyte in a
water cup can also help. Beyond that I don't
really have much to offer, but you and Papatya
will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep
us posted?
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Thank you, cage already covered, have a really small heating pad that wouldn't do much that's why I put a lamp in front of her, partially though, so she can run away if needed. I also did have a bottle of Spark electrolyte for birds which was added into water to syringe. I am really scared that I won't be able to save her because she is not moving or making sounds at all, only perching... I uploaded some pics that might perhaps give an idea.. Thanks a lot for your help guys..
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she could be pregnant by the looks of her droppings and the swollen vent
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Where do you live? is it so hard to find an avian vet?
she must be examined by an avian vet....asap!
keep her warm and clean until then!
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she could be pregnant by the looks of her droppings and the swollen vent
I have had a pregnant budgie before and they have larger droppings and not as runny, also there is no nest box in the aviary. She is always fluffed up and not eating or drinking not even moving, definitely sick, not pregnant.
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Where do you live? is it so hard to find an avian vet?
she must be examined by an avian vet....asap!
keep her warm and clean until then!
Like I said above, due to Christmas the only vet I could get hold of was a normal vet and he doesn't do birds. None of avian vets are on call. They will be back after tomorrow, almost 36 hours. That's why I posted here, I know she needs an avian vet.
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Also I am not sure how often I should syringe feed & Sulphadim and clean her because she gets more stressed out while trying to get fed and cleaned.. That's also bad for her condition. Gets also wet from feeding and cleaning too so I try to dry her, that's even more stress on her. It's bad either way.. I'm really feeling helpless.
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put her in a warm spot dark room that's the best i can give you right now and just pray
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