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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 02-05-2018, 10:28 AM
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Hello all,

Iím new to this forum and Iím concerned because my budgies have both been sitting on the bottom of the cage. Iíve seen it twice now the first time they hopped up onto a perch. This time they did not. They are very new. I got them for Christmas.

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Hi! to Talk Budgies

Are the budgies playing on the cage bottom or just sitting there fluffed up and lethargic?

Have they been eating, drinking, pooping and playing normally?

Did you have them examined by an Avian Vet when you got them?

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"

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They eat and drink normally and play and chirp and such. They werenít puffed or lethargic.
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Keep an eye on them for a day or so.
If they are behaving normally the majority of the time, then they simply like sitting on the cage bottom.

However, if there are additional symptoms of illness, then you should take them to an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice by FaeryBee and I agree with her completely

Meanwhile, be sure to acquaint yourself with the forums by looking through the links provided above, which include most of the many articles and stickies that we have here! If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

We'd love to meet your budgies when you get a chance!

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