Wonder if anyone's got knowledge on air sac mites to tell me if this is perhaps what's wrong with our little budgie?
Couple of hours ago her normally very high pitched shreik has changed and it sounds like she has a sore throat She's eating, drinking and wants to play but her little voice...... it was perfectly normal this morning then just changed. I've also noticed her scratching her head a lot and she's a bit more sleepy than normal.
I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer, thank you
You can tent her cage with a sheet and place a crockpot of hot water near the cage, under the sheet, with a drop of pure eucalyptus oil in the water. This will create a warm moist steam under the sheet which will help her breathe more easily until you can have her checked by your vet.
We took her to the emergency vet last night and they weren't much good and had no idea really and gave her a metacam injection, she was completely stressed when we got her home and we were really worried, spent all night up and down checking on her.
Took her to our own vet this morning and she thinks it's respiratory so has given her some oral baytril, some vitamins and also gave her the Ivermectin just incase she has got any mites.
She was very quiet this morning but has now started to look a bit better, she's just preened slightly and had a little amount of seed which is the first in over 20 hours so please cross everything that we've got her on the mend! We're still giving her steam bowls with eucalyptus so hopefully that's helping her feel a bit better too, thanks for your advice, much appreciated
I'm glad that your bird is recuperating slowly and hope she'll recover fully and be in her previous form. Seems like the emergency vet doesn't have too much of experience with birds. In addition to all that you're doing, I think a few drops of ginger-garlic juice mixed with honey will be good for her as they are natural antibiotics, clear up the throat for any infections and also generate heat in the body. Good luck for your bird. Hope she returns back to normal soon.