Anyone owning a budgie should have a veterinarian lined up ahead of time.
Waiting until an illness or injury occurs before looking for a good veterinarian doesn't make sense. One should always be prepared for an emergency.
Additionally, having a "Birdie First Aid Kit" assembled and on-hand is a necessity.
Recognizing Illness in Birds
If your budgie is ill and/or you think it may be ill, then the best course of action is to get it to a vet right away.
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.
Locating an Avian Vet; Accessing on-line Vet Assistance
If there are no Avian Vets in your area, then the next best option is to find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in caring for small birds.
If that isn't possible, find a regular veterinarian. The regular vet can always consult with an Avian Vet if necessary.
While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.
With the right motivation, you can work with a regular or veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).
You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.
We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.
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