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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.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

This link will give you information of how a good Avian Vet examines a budgie:
http://talkbudgies.com/articles-general-budgie-info/340410-avian-physical-examination.html

You mentioned your budgie was "lodged between two bars of the cage". What is the bar spacing of the cage?
For safety, the spacing between the bars of a budgie's cage should never be more than 1/2".
 
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