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My budgie has been making weird sounds almost like whimpering but it sounds everytime he breaths it makes the sound
At night he makes the sound nonstop and it sounds almost like a fire alarm but not as loud it’s doing the sound every time his heart beats
we have booked a vet appointment in 4 days due to COVID and we don’t know what to do
Here’s a video with the sound he makes
It’s a lot louder and faster at night
 

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When you are at the vet make sure you ask if it could be goiter. Goiter can cause a wheezing sound and is a result of enlargement of the thyroid gland usually due to an iodine deficiency and can be treated with a special supplement., take a look at the article in this link https://nilesanimalhospital.com/files/2012/05/Iodine-Deficiency-Goiter-in-Birds.pdf I don't see any nasal discharge, have you seen him sneeze at all?
 

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When you are at the vet make sure you ask if it could be goiter. Goiter can cause a wheezing sound and is a result of enlargement of the thyroid gland usually due to an iodine deficiency and can be treated with a special supplement., take a look at the article in this link https://nilesanimalhospital.com/files/2012/05/Iodine-Deficiency-Goiter-in-Birds.pdf I don't see any nasal discharge, have you seen him sneeze at all?
Thank you for telling me
He has sneezed a couple of times but only like 3-4 times
 

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