We recently took our Budgie Bubba to our local vet. Since we got him he's always had a bit of a weird breathing thing, where he would almost be hyperventilating. Being first time Budgie owners, we thought he may have been just scared.
But recently we began to worry it may be a respiratory problem. There is only one avian vet that we know of in this country, and we didnt have a way to get there, but one of the local vets said they had experience in treating birds, and seeing how we felt it was an emergency, with Bubba seeming to get worse, we brought him there.
So the vet examined him and said that his keel feels too prominent, which is probably due to the pet store clipping his wings and keeping him in a terrible tiny cage. He also said that Bubba had a respiratory infection and so he gave him an injection, then gave us a syringe to feed him more medicine for the next 5 days.
After receiving the injection, he was vomiting in the carrier all the way home. His breathing has gotten a bit better already it seems and he seems to have brightened up since the vet yesterday, although after we fed him his first dose of medicine he is drinking a lot more water than usual (Usually he would rarely drink water, but now goes for water about every hour) and his poop is very watery.
So we're just worried is there anything here we should be doing or keeping an eye out for and is there any way to build up his muscle around his keel (his wings are clipped by the pet-shop when we bought him, now we're just waiting for them to grow back)
Thanks in advance!