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Hi all. I have rescued a budgie this summer and i wanted to have her a friend. So i contacted a woman and she gave me 30-day old budgie. It was so little and sweet. The next morning i noticed that he makes some strange noises, but i thought he is just hungry. Later I noticed he bopped is tail and was sleepy so i sent a video to the vet and he told me to come asap. After an hour he told me the bird has something i translate in English like lung swelling and gave me some medication and told me to put a lamp to make him warm and that he will be more active and i can give him the rest of the medication. I did this. My other budgie made some noises and the little one was very excited (I think the older one helped him to cheer up) I got their cages nex to each other so they can have visual contact and all was fine, they don't even made loud noise. So few hours later I got the baby cage in my bed and let the older one out of her cage. They were not fighting or interacting, the older one was flying around a bit, but the little one suddenly started to make the squeaking noises again (like rubber duck). I got to take the older budgie in the cage but the moment i let her in her cage the little one stopped the noises and dropped dead.
I am really devastated, I was waiting him to hatch and grow. I know i may be made some mistakes, but i did the best i can. May be he was so little and i shouldn't pick him up that early.
But one thing still troubles me - was it normal to make this sounds and than die because of the decease or me and the other budgie stressed him and this is the reason he passed.
I really can't forgive myself, he was the sweetest boy ever <3

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I’m sorry you had this experience.

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Now I know this, i am so sorry i did not before i got the baby, but she sent me a lot of images of other birds that were ok and happy, so i never asked myself is it dangerous.
Thank you for the reply.

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Hello and welcome to the forums,

I’m so sorry this happened. Breeders should know better than to sell budgies at that age. My condolences for the loss of the little budgie 😔

FaeryBee has given great advice. Please be sure to read through the forums’ many budgie articles and “stickies” to ensure you’re up to date on everything on the forums for best budgie care. You’ll be able to learn how to spot when things seem off with new or current budgies.

If you have questions after reading through things, please be sure to ask as we’d love to help.

Hope to see you around!
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