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Please don't bash me, but I am not taking a $30 bird to a specialized vet.

The bird is 10 months old and appears to have eye infection.

What antibiotic is available to help?
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FaeryBee has given you excellent advice. Please take it to heart and give this little bird the care it deserves!
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Please rehome your bird if you are not willing or able to provide for all aspects of care.
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If you took in a dog or cat for free instead of paying lots of money for it, you wouldn't take it to the vet either then, right? It's sad that monetary value seems to influence people's perception of worth, especially with living beings who not only depend wholly on you for survival and well being but are helpless to do otherwise.

Budgies have the intelligence of about a 3-year old child. They, like their "more expensive" cousins, the larger parrots, are just as deserving of care and love. Please follow the advice above and rehome your budgie to someone who can give him/her the care they need.
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You're rocking the same mindset as some of the pretty heartless Middle Eastern vets I've dealt with. "The bird is only worth $8, let it die and get a new one, why spend money trying to help it".

The value of the bird has zero impact on whether or not it deserves proper care and attention. This creature depends on you man, and without the proper veterinary attention, the bird is probably going to suffer a lot before it eventually dies. To me, I'd rather spend the money getting it seen to properly than live with the guilt of knowing I made something suffer unnecessarily.

Not bashing, just hoping my words make an impact. Regardless, all the best to your little feathered friend, but I don't think they can get over eye infections by themselves. You should also try and figure out how or why the eye became infected in the first place.
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Yall crazy....hopefully it gets better...
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This member has been permanently banned for the callous attitude displayed and unwillingness to follow Best Practices.

Anyone unwilling to ensure their budgies receive proper care should never own pets.

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