Peace of mind is worth the expense, although painful. Better to be worried and have things checked out rather than not. Glad to know it is not any type of infection.
Completely true! And now at least I can say for certain he's alright. I just never knew coming of age and spring at the same time could cause a budgie so much trouble!Peace of mind is worth the expense, although painful. Better to be worried and have things checked out rather than not. Glad to know it is not any type of infection.
Yes, the seeds were indeed from regurgitating. I think all the liquid he spit out afterward was just water he had recently drank. They did a gram stain test and a crop swab as Cody advised me to ask. Both came up with no concerning results. The emergency vet also had a physical feel of his wings, crop and body condition. Afterward she contacted the avian specialist who wasn't in at the time for consultation. Dr. Sojka suggested since it's Matisse's first hormone season and he's at the age where budgies also get a surge of hormones from maturing, that as long as symptoms don't worsen like weight loss or increased regurgitating volume/consistency or changes in the poop, that he's just going through coming of age growing pains. I still have an appointment set for Wednesday if you advise I should keep it, I will do so without hesitation.I'm so glad to hear that Matisse does have any major problems.
Are you saying the seeds you are finding are from regurgitation and not vomiting?
What tests did the emergency veterinarian perform?