This is my first post on this. I am an owner of two beautiful little birds - Simon and Snowball.
It's Snowball I am going to acquire about.
I have got her from the biggest pet store chain in Ireland, about 3 weeks ago. At the start she seemed very healthy and active. Which she still is. However about 3 days ago I have noticed very disturbing signs in her behavior. I immediately packed her up and we ended up at generals vet office.
The vet has said that it is respiratory infection the little birdy is going through. She has prescribed me an antibiotic. The same night I forced the antibiotic down Snowballs beak through a syringe and could see a massive improvement in her from the start.
Now, I have went back to the pet store all like 'you have sold me a sick bird what are you gonna do about it?' Where basically I was told that I should give back the bird because I don't know how to take care for her. A lot of things were said.
The bottom line is, yeah I could use with some education about taking care of a sick budgie. I did an extended research online, put the bird in a hospital cage, provided a heat pad, clean out her cage everyday using just water (I have paper on the bottom of the cage so that I can just throw it out whenever). There is a huge improvement in her behavior. However how do I know if it's not just the antibiotic working in her favor and if there anything else I should know about this kind of sickness in birds?
Don't be shy sharing any information! I appreciate it all!
Now I am not sure if this is important - Snowball in an Albino budgie.
Thank you in advance - Kamila.