The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being Locating an Avian Veterinarian
Not only is that budgie suffering from scaly mites (which need to be treated using an ivermectin spot on treatment prescribed by your Avian Vet), that cage is unacceptable both in size and hygiene.
No budgie is going to be healthy if it is kept in such unsanitary conditions.
The bird is suffering and needs to be treated by an Avian Vet right away.
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
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. If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
(Stickies are threads “stuck” at the top of each forum sub-section)
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.