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Hi,

I have a female budgie about 4 year old and for a few days I have noticed that sometimes she wiggles her tail back and forth and she's making high noises.
I think she might be in pain but her cloaca seems clean.
What should I do?
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I would take her to an avian vet without delay. There are a number of things that could be causing it but if she is straining there could be an abdominal issue, has she ever laid any eggs? I suggest you replace that bell, it looks like it is starting to corrode.
 

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I would take her to an avian vet without delay. There are a number of things that could be causing it but if she is straining there could be an abdominal issue, has she ever laid any eggs? I suggest you replace that bell, it looks like it is starting to corrode.
She never laid eggs. I was thinking maybe she's having difficulty trying to lay an egg? I know that's a common issue with female parrots. I'll take her to a vet on Monday. Thank you for your reply.
 

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I agree with Cody with regard to the bell. It needs to be replaced right away.

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Hello and welcome to the forums,

Cody and FaeryBee have given great advice and resources. I agree that your little girl should see an avian vet right away, since if it is egg binding, it may be lethal.

Meanwhile, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices.

Be sure to read through the forums, including the links provided above, to ensure you're up to date on everything. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Hope to see you around!

Best wishes.
 
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