my family has 2 parakeets/budgies and one recently laid eggs. we saw the symptoms that she was having and recently the other one started having somewhat similar symptoms so we thought that they were about to lay eggs too. (I’ll be referring to one bird as “they” as we don’t know the gender) 3 to 4 days have passed now and we’ve noticed that they’ve been scratching themself and plucking their feathers. they’re mostly scratching around the vent area and recently the back area. the vent area has little feathers because of the plucking. It’s been turning a bit red in that area too. they also look tired (closing eyes as if in pain) and has been panting. they also look a bit bloated which is another reason why we thought they’d be pregnant as well as puffed feathers. also going in a corner (which is yet another reason why we thought they would lay eggs) but they still fly up back to their stick once in awhile. does anyone know what my budgie has or if I can put any ointment or spray to help it? we’ve tried calling many vets but they don’t take birds but there was one that did. though they told us that they would send us somewhere farther that we can’t go to at the moment. thank you for any help.