Hi, yesterday evening I had notice that my budgie is all puffed up and breathing rapidly. I was on my holiday and my parents were feeding and changing their cage and water. The day before yesterday(day I came back)she seem fine, so the first thing in the morning today, I brought her to avian vet (had to take three buses and it took me 2 and a half hour). I found out she has respiratory infection and she got injection and antibiotic. The vet also told me not to let her fly around and that is a problem that now I see. The cage is quite big and now that she feels better she started to move around more, which resulted her breathing through her mouth. Should I go and get carrier cage for her? So she can't move around that much. And please share your budgie's respiratory infection recovery. I would really like to hear about your experience.
I commend you for making the long trip to get your budgie the necessary medical treatment from an Avian Vet.
This shows you are a truly committed and loving owner!
It would be best to put your little girl in a smaller cage where she has less room to fly during her recovery period.
Keeping her quiet will help her recovery.
Do you know what specific antibiotic you were prescribed for her?
Is it given by syringe orally twice a day?
You can put your budgie’s cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open the airways.
Another option is to tent the cage with a sheet and place a warm mist humidifier, crockpot or even a pot or kettle of boiling water under the sheet where your budgie is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way. If you have pure eucalyptus oil, you can put one tiny drop into the water as that will also help to clear the airways so the budgie is better able to breathe.
When an infection is caught early and treated properly you should notice a marked improvement in the condition within a couple of weeks time.
She got Baytril Injection there and gave me Baytil Oral and Metacam Cat. I'm supposed to give them both once a day by syringe. One is for injection and the other one is to help her open airways(they start tomorrow).
I noticed she breaths trough her mouth sometimes (I think her airways started to closed a bit), so thank you very much I will try this today. And if this continues I will bring her back there.
And yes I'm very worried, I love her way too much to lose her. I just wish I had noticed it a bit faster, but she was hiding it very good and just yesterday she started to show the sickness