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Thread Description:Diet for a budgie with liver disease

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Old 08-30-2017, 06:53 PM
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Default What disease is this? How bad?

My budgie is quite normal during day. He chirps and moves around. He eats and drinks. During day his poop seems to be normal.

But during night it's liquid and yellowish. Sometimes he wakes to come down and drink water before heading back to sleep. When morning comes his poop looks like a messy sight. But afterwards during the rest of the day his poop looks completely normal. This has been going on for a week now. Does anyone know what is happening?

My bird Blue is almost 6 years old. He chirps the whole day but has become grumpier with age. He has a female mate named Violet and she seems to be healthy.

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Old 08-30-2017, 06:58 PM
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We are not qualified Avian Vets nor can we diagnose your budgie's issues. The best anyone on this forum could do is speculate with can often do more harm than good.

It is very important you take your budgie to an Avian Vet for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Having your 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.

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I wish your budgie all the best for a full and speedy recovery. Please be sure to update us regarding his condition after you've had him in to his Avian Vet appointment.

Best wishes!
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I am going to take him to vet asap. I just want to know if anyone else has seen something like this before and how big of an emergency it is?

Blue has also been tapping his foot a lot. This has happened twice now.
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Once you notice a budgie is ill, then it needs to be seen by a Avian Vet as soon as possible as budgies hide the symptoms of illness.

No one can tell how how critical an emergency your situation is, but I advise you not to delay in getting him treatment.

How long has this issues been going on now?
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It's been going on for a week but he got better for a few days when his poop suddenly got bad again last night.
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Then I'd advise you to get an appointment right away.
Don't assume because things seem to get better that the problem has resolved itself.
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I will but it's midnight right now and I have to wait until morning.
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As FaeryBee has said it is best to take your bird to the vet asap. Take along a sample of the droppings or just take the entire paper at the bottom of the cage so the vet can see what you are seeing, both the normal and watery droppings.
Whatever treatment is needed the sooner it starts the better it is for the bird.
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Just came back from the vet and my budgie has been declared completely healthy. The vest said it might be possible he could have liver problems and she gave me tips on how to maintain a healthy liver but she also if he does end up developing something serious down the road because of the liver there isn't much that can be done.
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Actually, there's a lot that can be done to counter liver disease!

A healthy diet with varied components which include daily seed, pellets, and vegetables is one important step, and supplementing the diet with things like knotgrass and milk thistle will help to keep the liver healthy as well. Milk thistle is a natural liver detoxifier and is great to use in budgies. Here's a few links with more information:

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