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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
My budgie has developed a nasty respiratory infection and he won't eat seeds. I'm quite worried that he'll die of hunger and I was wondering what soft food could I prepare him that he'd like to eat? Also, what can I do to raise his chances of survival? I have started giving him antibiotics today but he's very sleepy and weak.

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
If this is the same product you have the dosage should be on the bottle Doxycycline 20%, however, you need to make sure the bird is ingesting enough to be effective, have you seen the bird drinking?
It's not the same product. I've seen him drink water. Also, he is better than yesterday is it because the Doxycycline has started working?
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