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Hello. I have had my budgie Pedro for over 10 years which I realise is likely towards the end of his lifespan. I've never had any problems with him but recently he began making a croaking sound as he breathes, but does have quiet periods too. He is still moving around, eating, drinking, chirping as normal. I have just been away for a week and on return he seems much worse, still usual behaviour but keeps sitting with his head tilted upward and bobbing as he breathes. He doesn't appear fluffed up as some say indicates sickness and his poo seams normal but he definitely doesn't seem well. Our vet doesn't specialise in birds and has quoted 60 to have him put to sleep.
I'm not sure what action to take or how to make him more comfortable, any advice appreciated, I hate the thought of him suffering in pain.

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How wonderful that you have had Pedro for over 10 years!
It sounds as if your little man is having respiratory issues at this time.

Using a warm mist humidifier in the room with your budgies is a great way to help ease breathing problems.

Other options include:
Placing Pedro's cage in the bathroom when you run hot water through the shower so the cage is in the hot steamy air -- that will help open his airways.

You can also choose to tent the cage with a sheet and place a pot or kettle of boiling water under the sheet where Pedro is unable to touch it and allow the steam to accumulate that way.

If you have pure essential eucalyptus oil, you can put one or two drops into the water either in the warm mist humidifier or in the pot or kettle of boiling water. That will also help to clear the airways so Pedro is better able to breathe.

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Hi there and to the forums!

I'm sorry to hear that Pedro is having respiratory problems, but FaeryBee has given the best advice to help him breathe a little bit easier while you evaluate his condition further.

Despite your vet not being qualified to look after birds, can he consult with a vet who does?

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the links provided above as they are filled with the very best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through the forums' many articles and stickies, be sure to ask!

We look forward to seeing meeting Pedro soon!

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