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Old 03-13-2015, 06:25 PM
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He was fine yesterday. Today he spent a majority of the day on my shoulder behind my head staying super quiet. I thought he was just being sweet.

His poops dark green and a bit sludgy. He was moving his neck like he was throwing up. He was on my head and possibly thru up dark green, it sounded like it. Although he could have pooped.

He is just sleeping alot. Not poofed out. Less talkitive. Less hyper. His breathing is fine. No tail bobbing. Just alot of sleepyness.

I don't know what is wrong. I am not in the position to take him to the vets.

Is this just a normal thing for budgies. Did he eat something he shouldn't have. When should I be really worried.

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I guess I should note it has been ridiculously hot these past 40 hours.
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Did he have anything that could have made his droppings that way like green veggies ? If so, how long were the veggies out in the heat ? Is he holding his wing's out away from his body at all like budgies do when they get hot ? When is the last time he molted ? Do you use Apple Cider Vinegar regularly or probiotic's ? Try to give us as much info as you can and even a current pic if possible...
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Hello , as Randy has suggested can you please supply us with a little more information, how old is your budgie? A picture of the droppings, and him would help also. In very hot weather you need to provide clean drinking water do not give him cold water from the fridge budgies like room temperature water. Food will spoil in the heat as well causing possible fungal growth.
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Thanks for responding guys.

I cant get a picture yet. He looks absolutely fine. No ruffled feathers. No poofyness. He molted around 2-4 weeks ago.

After I posted this. I tried to get him to drink but he would not. I am sure hes drinking but not when I want him too. He jerks his neck like hes regurgitating. I fed him banana earlier and he was sort of regurgitating it up.

I would not say he is throwing up. Looks more like hes getting acid reflux and instead of spitting it out like he should he just eats it. While he was doing this I put a paper towel out and he would nibble at it so it collected the stuff he was bringing up.

I just can not tell if he is sick or if this is normal but he just began doing it. So far he has been doing the regurgitation thing since Noon today. I just got home and he is still doing it but he acts normal other than being sleepier than usual.

He turns 2 in May.
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Morning report. He was still super sleepy when I woke up. He currently is on the sleepy side. None of the head jerking like he is up chucking. Although I just fed him some veggies and millet. He just spent a good 3 minutes preening himself and he is back to napping. Still no signs of hard breathing everything is okay in that area, No tail bobbing, No fluffed up feathers, no chirping of any kind he is dead silent (not really like him). Just super heavy sleeping now.
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He is still doing that neck jerk thing.... :/
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He needs to get to a vet asap. His droppings are abnormal and show signs of a budgie who has not been getting enough to eat recently, probably because he isn't feeling well (the green tint around the urine). Have your vet do a crop smear and fecal smear to check for bacteria, yeast, and megabacteria.

Since he is showing heavy signs of illness (sleeping a lot, not talking, not drinking and eating as much, being very close to you in ways that he isn't normally and vomiting, which is the neck jerk), it means that whatever illness he has is progressing. Birds are experts at hiding illness and only show their symptoms when they are already very ill.

Until you can get him to a vet (which should be today or tomorrow), make sure that he has a warm place to nap - unless it's 40C near his cage. Birds have a higher body temperature than humans, and if he is puffy, it means that he's trying to retain heat.

Give him probiotics in his food or directly (I use Harrison's Booster, but perhaps some other members can chime in on their successful probiotics). Keep a weight diary using a kitchen scale. Feed him egg food (hardboiled egg cooled down with seed, millet, flax seed, and his favorite veggies) to try to keep his energy up, or soak millet in pedialyte or rehydration fluid if he won't eat the egg food.

I would speak to your vets about a payment plan or about other things you can do to work off the payment (like volunteer to walk kenneled dogs or clean up) if you can't afford the visit.

Best of luck, and we are hoping that your budgie makes a fast and full recovery with your help.

PS - You can see how to make a bird first aid kit here for future reference, so that you will always have the best things right on hand: https://talkbudgies.com/emergency-roo...t-aid-kit.html
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He went to the budgie ER

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