Today was Sweetie and Lemon's annual check up. Even though they are eating normal, acting normal, playing normal, I still take them in once a year to get poked and prodded and have everyone in the waiting room be astonished that the extremely loud yelling is from a budgie and not a cockatoo.
At any rate, I'm so glad I did because we found what could have been a serious problem!
As Lemon and Sweetie are both a bit on the pudgie side, I get some blood work done whenever we go to check on their liver health. Lemon has had problems with her liver before so the vet gave me some more supplement to sprinkle on their food like last time. However, they have blood coagulation issues now! This is no good. If they ever need blood work done in the future, they now need to get some vitamin K beforehand.
Also Lemon's poops have been a little watery the past two or three days, but I wasn't sure if it was from the fresh spring greens I've been giving them or something else. She happened to poop while we were at the vet and so I gave the okay to get her poop checked out.
It's a good thing I did because she has a bacterial infection!! Even though she's been acting her normal self, she's actually sick. Yet again I am shown how important it is to take notice of all the little differences day to day and bring it up. Now she and Sweetie are on a two week, twice daily, round of antibiotics. The vet says she most likely caught it because of her liver situation and the fact Sweetie and Lemon are just finishing a moult right now.
I love my two little ones and want the best for them. I am so glad I took them to the vet and found out this secret infection because it could kill them both if left untreated. My poor babies