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The paper in the bottom of your budgies' cage needs to be changed, at a minimum, of once daily. I change the paper in my birds' cages twice day.

The budgie needs to be seen by an Avian Veterinarian right away.
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.

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Hi there and welcome to the forums!

You've been given great advice above by FaeryBee and Cody and I agree completely. Hygiene is very important in preventing illness as well.

You've come to a great place to learn the best possible information regarding budgie care practices. Please be sure to read through all the links provided above as they'll be helpful in staying updated on the best possible methods for budgie care.

If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd be happy to help.

Hope to see you around! Please update us on how your budgie is doing soon.

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