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Old 12-19-2016, 09:38 AM
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I pulled her out of the aviary yesterday, because I noticed that she was a little lethargic and fluffed up. She also had poop stuck to her vent and it looked like she was constipated.

She's in a quarantine cage now, and she dive bombed the food and water dish as soon as I put her in there. She ate like she hadn't eaten anything all week!

I can also tell that she's lost some weight, she feel much too light.

Please send good thoughts our way! We are going to the vet this afternoon.


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Old 12-19-2016, 09:44 AM
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I really hope it goes well at the vets for poor bandit and the vet can find out what's wrong with her I'm sending my wishes to you


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Wishing you all the best at the vet visit this afternoon with Bandit, Michelle.

We'll be looking forward to your update with regard to her condition.

I have her in my prayers.
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Poor little thing
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:24 PM
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Thanks all! We are waiting for the vet to come in now.




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I'm back, and without Bandit. She has to stay overnight.

I'm not sure what is good news and what is bad news right now.

I knew she was losing weight, she's at 26grams right now. ! NOT GOOD!
She does not have an impacted crop.
She does not have a hard belly, which would typically show when a bird is constipated. (Which she was last night)

The vet is going to tube feed her for two days to help get her weight up. She's going to do a crop swab, and fecal matter testing for bacterial. If that doesn't show anything she'll do a blood test. She'll also get some antibiotics.

The vet was very impressed with how calm and tame she was, she was such a good girl !

thank you for all your well wishes, I'll keep you posted on how things turn out.
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I hope things turn out well for Bandit and that the vet can determine the problem. I also had to leave one of my birds in the hospital this am, I wish I could sleep there, I hate leaving them but it's for the best. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Michelle (and Cody)

Your budgies are in my prayers. Hopefully with the good care they are both getting from their respective Avian Vets they will soon be well.

Please keep us updated.
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I hope Bandit feels better soon. I'll be looking out for updates.
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Thanks all !

The vet just called with an update. Her fecal tests came back positive for Macrorhabdus. (Megabacteria) No wonder she lost so much weight, my poor girl!

She's on treatments for it now, and the vet will be sending home meds for the entire flock.

I've done a bit of reading up on it, and it sounds like I'll need to treat the flock a few times a year? I'll talk to the vet about it to get more details. Hopefully the rest of the flock will be fine.

If you have any tips or more information i would greatly appreciate it.
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