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Traditionally Juju has been a very talkative, active, and social bird. For several months he seems to have become more lethargic and uninterested in the toys, other bird, etc. We thought his younger companion budgie was perhaps tiring him out but we want to help him because we think he is sick.

Symptoms include:

Excessive sleeping
Fluffed up
Regurgitation of non-digested seeds
Not talking
Seems to be cold
**No heavy breathing / discharge though**

We used to have a sisal rope in the aviary but took it out because we thought he might have nibbled off some of the sisal and got a partial obstruction in his crop. Would the symptoms listed above fit the description of a partial crop obstruction?

What would you recommend? He still eats, can fly, and preens.

We really appreciate your help for our bird.

Sincerely,
Eugene
 

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Hi and :welcome: to Talk Budgies!

I'm sorry to hear little JuJu is ill.
There are many things that could be wrong with him and the only way to get an accurate diagnosis is for you to take him to an Avian Vet.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
When you rely on unskilled individuals, you delay 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 recover than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

I hope you currently have him separated from your other budgie in case what he has is contagious. Keep him warm and give him millet soaked in electrolyte solution to help keep up his strength for his vet appointment.

Please be sure to update us in this thread after JuJu's appointment. Sending best wishes for your little fellow. :hug:

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I doubt JuJu's illness has anything to do with ingesting fibers from the sisal rope. ;)

Natural Sisal rope is considered safe for budgies as long as the sisal is oil and pesticide free.
Natural sisal rope is a good choice for use when making for budgie toys.

Cotton rope is dangerous because ingestion of the cotton fibers can cause crop impaction.
 

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Welcome to talk budgies. Please get your little bird to a good avian vet as suggested, and keep us posted.
 

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Hello and :welcome: to the forums!

I'm so sorry your sweetheart isn't feeling well :(

I agree with Deborah completely--please let us know what the vet says and keep us posted!

We'd love to meet him, if you get a chance, and be sure to ask us any and all questions you may have.

Hope to see you around! :wave:
 

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Diagnosis

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for your responses and support. Our little guy has been diagnosed with AGY (Avian Gastric Yeast). We'll be starting treatment shortly. We'll let you know how it goes!

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas season.

Eugene
 

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I'm sorry to hear that he's ill but I certainly am not sorry to know that you were able to get a diagnosis and he'll be feeling better soon! :fingerx:

Happy Christmas, and may it be a merry one! :D
 
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