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Old 12-24-2018, 09:54 PM
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Bit of a long story, you can read the whole thing below. But my main question is, what and how can I feed my budgie if he is unable to eat on his own?

I have a budgie, he's almost a year old and he's not doing too well. He got some overgrowth on his cere a few months ago and it looked like his nostrils were going to be closed off.

I called a local vet and they told me they've never even heard of the condition, and depending on what it is the treatment could cost upwards of $600, and I didn't even have $60 just for the consultation fee. I didn't wan't to get him euthanized, so I decided to just make him as happy and comfortable as I possible can...

It's been 2 months and his cere has cleared up, but he developed other problems. I just learned about scaly face, and I'm pretty sure that is what he has and he also has a bad case of scissor beak which makes it difficult for him to eat.

The closest avian vet to me is about a 1 hour drive away, but I don't have a drivers license :/ I have one person I can ask to take me, but there is a pretty good chance they will say no.

I have ordered a scaly face treatment online (Avimec) and I'm saving some money to take him to the local vet just to get his beak trimmed, but in the mean time I need to feed him.

There are signs he's been eating some of the small seeds but when I cleaned his cage today I noticed his poo is very dry, so I'm not sure if that's from a lack of food or water but I have to try something to keep him alive until I can get him to a vet. What would be the best thing to feed him?

Sorry for the long post, I thought it'd be best to get as much details out as I can. Thanks.

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Where are you located? How did you come to get this budgie? What is your income? Can you post a picture of your budgie's face so we can see how severe his issues are? What's his name?
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Where are you located? How did you come to get this budgie? What is your income? Can you post a picture of your budgie's face so we can see how severe his issues are? What's his name?
I live in Australia.

My ex bought him from a pet store.

$0 lol, I'm in a bad place in my life right now, so I've had to move in with my mother recently and she's been buying the bird's food and ordered the Avimec treatment.

His name is Wally.

I uploaded 4 photos, I can try and get some better ones later once he's sleepy. He's not hand reared so he doesn't like people getting too close to him.

A friend suggested I give him cuttlefish but as you can see it hasn't really helped the scissor beak. He looks horrible but I really am trying to do the best I can with what little I have. I refuse to have him euthanized.
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Hi there, Iím sorry you are in this situation, and that poor Wally isnít 100%. Where in Aus are you? Iím also in Aus (Vic) and may be able to help in some way.


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Oh my, poor Wally! Thank you for trying to help him!
First, here's a list of the avian vets in Australia AAVAC, NSW |Independent association of avian veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand
Try calling a few and seeing if they can recommend anything over the phone for a special diet and also if they have a mobile unit. Some avian vets will come to your house and some will work with you with a payment plan, especially if it's a dire as poor Wally.
Second, his case of mites is extreme. Everything of his will need to be deeply and completely cleaned, anything fabric will have to be thrown away (including cotton perches) and wood will have to b baked at a high temp for a long time to kill them. I'm sure there's a stickie thread on proper treatment; also any of those vets I listed will be able to tell you properly what to do.
Third, as far as costs go, you can try GoFundMe. This is the sort of situation GFM is for! Don't feel any shame. You are doing this to save Wally's life and his situation is life threatening! We also have a lot of members here from Australia so maybe do a post titled something like 'Australian members, I need some help!' and they might be able to help with transport, ideas, or a few kind souls might help with funds.
I live in Canada so unfortunately I can't help directly. Good luck!! Keep us updated!

Some more information in scissor beak: https://birdtricksstore.com/blogs/bi...eak-in-parrots
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Hi there, Iím sorry you are in this situation, and that poor Wally isnít 100%. Where in Aus are you? Iím also in Aus (Vic) and may be able to help in some way.


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I live in NSW, not really sure how you could help out but thank you for being thoughtful.
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Oh my, poor Wally! Thank you for trying to help him!
First, here's a list of the avian vets in Australia AAVAC, NSW |Independent association of avian veterinarians in Australia and New Zealand
Try calling a few and seeing if they can recommend anything over the phone for a special diet and also if they have a mobile unit. Some avian vets will come to your house and some will work with you with a payment plan, especially if it's a dire as poor Wally.
Second, his case of mites is extreme. Everything of his will need to be deeply and completely cleaned, anything fabric will have to be thrown away (including cotton perches) and wood will have to b baked at a high temp for a long time to kill them. I'm sure there's a stickie thread on proper treatment; also any of those vets I listed will be able to tell you properly what to do.
Third, as far as costs go, you can try GoFundMe. This is the sort of situation GFM is for! Don't feel any shame. You are doing this to save Wally's life and his situation is life threatening! We also have a lot of members here from Australia so maybe do a post titled something like 'Australian members, I need some help!' and they might be able to help with transport, ideas, or a few kind souls might help with funds.
I live in Canada so unfortunately I can't help directly. Good luck!! Keep us updated!

Some more information in scissor beak: https://birdtricksstore.com/blogs/bi...eak-in-parrots
Thank you so much for the advice! I called a bunch of vets on that page you linked and all of them were closed except for one and the guy was super helpful! He told me to apply the Avimec that I purchased and to come in for a $20 beak trimming and the $50 consultation fee will be waived!! I should be able to scrape up $20 soon, I'll try asking a friend if I can borrow it. The vet isn't too far from me either, It would take about 40 minutes to walk there. He also gave me some advice on what I could feed my baby, he recommended I crush up some plain biscuits (I think Canadians just call them cookies?) and mix in some crushed seed and water and feed Wally with a syringe. In the meantime I'm going to scrub his cage, bake his perches, throw away his blanket etc... I will be sure to update regularly. Thank you so much!
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Can you send me a private message please? Iíd like to donate the funds for the beak trim.


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Thank you for giving Wally the best possible care you can

It's wonderful you're trying so hard to help him get better. I wish you the best of luck!

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