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Budgie hit a wall

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My budgie went for his usual flight, and he hit a wall. He landed on his cage and shook his head. He scratched his eye a lot and when I could finally stop him, I saw the eye was half-closed and a bit swollen. He tried to scratch it some more, but I stopped him (mostly). This happened half an hour ago. I put him in his cage and I saw that he started to eat after a while, he is singing as usual, he is active and preening. His eye looks normal now. He does everything normally, but I'm worried about his eye and internal injuries.
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Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

You can rinse your budgie's eye using a sterile saline solution available at your drugstore or pharmacy.
With regard to internal injuries, you'll need to keep a close eye on your budgie and observe if there are any changes in his behavior, activity level, etc.
I'd advise keeping him quiet (meaning in his cage) for at least 24 hours to observe him. If you notice anything amiss, you will need to get him to an Avian Vet at once.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on unskilled individuals, you delay 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 recover than it would have if you
seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Having your new 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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Thank you so much. I'm just worried since I still didn't get over my last budgie's death (he was really old, but that was over a year ago. Now I'm just overprotective with Gandalf. Pictures are coming soon.
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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!

Deborah has given you excellent advice and I sincerely hope everything goes well with litle Gandalf ;)

He sounds like a lovely fellow and I can't wait to meet him! If you ever have any questions, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Hope to see you around!

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Welcome to talk budgies. I agree with Deborah, keep a close eye on him and if he starts acting abnormal get him to an avian vet. Looking forward to seeing a picture or two, when he has settled done from his accident...:)
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What you are experiencing is perfectly normal, we all worry constantly regarding our birds for one reason or another.
Is your budgie not used to free flight time? If so perhaps you could give him some smaller and safer area to help him become more manoeuvrable. A small tent, or mosquito net that goes over a be is an excellent flight training help . Otherwise make sure your budgie is out only in a well lit room budgies do not have goon night vision, cover any windows, mirrors, and of course close doors. Good luck I am sure he will be fine.:budgie:
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