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She's not much different from yesterday, but I've ordered some probiotics and we're going to give her a bath/shower today, which will hopefully be nice for her
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:55 PM
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Update on Luna: she finished her course or antibiotics on Friday, it's great not to have to force them down her throat any more and I think she is much happier for it. We've got her a really nice big new aviary type thing that we'll gradually move her into, she'll have space to stretch her wings and it might even have room for a friend. Along with that I've now got to take on the task of taming her so that I can bring her out to play etc. For whatever reason she's really not interested in being touched, should all budgies be tamed (even if they don't want to be)?
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Hello Nairobi, Welcome to TB. You did a very noble job by taking her in and providing love and care. I'm really sorry to know about your bird's condition but glad that she's on her path to recovery. Pale cere and discoloured feathers are signs of Vitamin A deficiency. Due to this deficiency, the budgie can become lethargic and you can sense foul smell from her nose, also the feathers lose their shine. Offer her a variety of foods - fruits, vegetables like spinach, carrot, beetroot, sprouted moong etc. Carrots are a rich source of Vitamin A. Also feed her additional calcium and vitamin supplements. Keep a cuttlebone or a mineral block in the cage. Good luck and wishing for a speedy recovery for her.
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Hi there, and welcome to Talk Budgies! You did a great service to Luna by bringing her to a loving home and getting her vet care!

It sounds like she is doing much better (chirping, alert, etc.). It's really hard to give antibiotics, but it's worth it in the end (I give them to my Sammy so often as he's a sickly bird).

There are a couple more things that you can do to make sure that Luna is thriving:

You can measure her with a kitchen scale every day (put a tupperware on top, tare the scale, and put her inside the tupperware with the lid gently propped on top). This will tell you if she's gaining weight, which is a great sign.

You can also put on some budgie sounds on YouTube for her, which she will probably love. If you can see her singing and calling to them, it's a great sign, as a sickly budgie wouldn't take much interest.

Sounds like the fact that she's eating veggies means that she's on a great road to recovery! Incorporating probiotics is a great step as well as giving her mineral blocks and cuttlebones.

If you need help keeping her warm, I would suggest a hot water bottle on half of the cage. I actually use a small heating pad clipper to half of Sammy's cage year round (at night during the winter and any time he's sick). I have one that only turns on when the temperature of the pad drops so that it isn't on all the time.

Best of luck with little Luna!
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Hey there, dropping in a little late, but welcome to TB all the same!
Luna is gorgeous--and a Texas Clearbody, too, absolutely stunning
It sounds like you've been doing all the right things, and I agree with previous posts--sounds like she's taking an upward turn! I'm so glad she made it and I'm even more glad that her new forever home will be someone who is as caring and dedicated as you.
I know and hope that she will continue to improve so she can live a long and healthy life, and so far, it seems like she is!
Chirping and improved alertness is always a very good sign, as well as eating.
Please keep us posted, and if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask
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