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Old 02-05-2017, 04:18 PM
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I haven't used this site before but sorry if I am posting in the wrong section but I really need your help. My budgie is about 5-6 years old and she's been quite happy but I recently noticed she squats on her perch and sits really weirdly like almost hunched back and has runny droppings. I could post a few photos of her droppings and the way she is sitting. She has a seed diet. I really hope I am just being paranoid, I also can't go to the vet because it is snowing like crazy and they are closed!!

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Please do post photos! It's hard to say what exactly is wrong (or if anything is wrong at all, although her behavior doesn't sound good at all) without some pictures.
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

I'm sorry to hear your little girl is sick. How long has she been acting this way?

Is she eating and drinking?
When she's sitting is she basically fluffed up as well?
Is she moulting at this time?

Posting pictures will be helpful and I suggest you also call an Avian Vet as soon as they are open to have a telephone consultation about her condition. The vet may be able to give you some advice on what is best to do for her until you can get her in to be examined.

In the meantime, you should ensure she is warm enough and give her Guardian Angel or Pedialyte to help balance her electrolytes.

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I've made sure she's warm, she didn't eat much so I fed her by hand and gave her some apple but she still is kind of wobbly. I am making Guardian Angel right now, how long would I soak the millet spray in that? Thank you! Also I noticed that she doesn't fly down to her food like usual, she uses the cage and a ladder I have.

I don't think she's moulting but shes been like this since yesterday
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I'm sorry to hear your budgie girl is sick! She really does seem to be ill, so getting her to the avian vet as soon as you can would be the best thing for her. Meanwhile, keeping her warm and ensuring she keeps eating and drinking is critical.

The Guardian Angel is good for keeping her appetite up; soak the millet in it just for a minute or two and then offer it to her wet. Most birds love it.

If she doesn't like "wet millet", just give her dry millet and you can replace her water with the Guardian Angel solution.

From the photos, she definitely isn't moulting; the vet will be able to tell you more.

FaeryBee has given great advice and resources, so be sure to read through everything meanwhile. If you have any questions afterwards, please do ask as we'd love to help!

I hope your little girl does well and soon pulls through!

Please keep us posted on her condition

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She didn't want to eat the soaked spray millet but drank plenty of the water. There are really bad conditions where I live, I won't be able to go to the vet for at least a week. Do you think I should separate my birds, I don't want them to fight and hurt her even more because she is usually the dominate one but none of them want to go in the other cage and are scared, I don't want to stress them even more, what should I do?
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Yes, you should put her in her own "hospital cage" with a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel on one side of her cage, if you can. This way, she has her own space and stress is minimized.

A week is a very long time; are you sure there is no way to get to a vet? In an emergency, even a regular vet might have some insight and they can consult with an avian vet over the phone to help you treat her.
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A big snowstorm hit us and its snowing like crazy, the road conditions are really bad but I am trying to contact vets but since it is Sunday, they are closed I put on a heater by her on low.
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If you can't reach any vet either by phone or by car, do the things mentioned above and see if you can call for advice tomorrow

You're doing a great job in keeping her comfortable!
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There may be an "Emergency" Vet clinic in your area that is open on Sunday.

If so, call and ask for a telephone consultation due to the weather.
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