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Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

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Old 02-19-2017, 03:15 PM
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Question Is my budgie okay?

Hello eveyone. A close friend of mine decided to give us her budgie (I've never had a budgie) but after 3 days one of the budgies looks really fluffy and I'm really worried that it could be sick. Thank you in advance.
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you took in this budgie, she's a mature female and from the photo it does seem that something may be off with her.
Does she stay fluffed up and sleepy for most of the time?
Do you notice laboured breathing followed by a heavy and pronounced tail bob?

It would be good if you had her examined by an avian vet specialist for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
I hope your budgie feels better soon!
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Old 02-19-2017, 03:53 PM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies

Is your little girl eating, drinking and pooping normally at this time?

It's always a good idea to have a new budgie examined by an Avian Vet.
Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future.
Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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Hello there and to the forums!

She is indeed a very sweet little girl, and I'm glad she now has you to care for her

You've been given great advice as well as excellent resources to take into consideration. If you have any questions after reading though everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

Please keep us posted on how she's doing soon!

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