How Long Do I Keep My Budgie in Quarantine? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health


Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-23-2019, 06:58 PM
mjm
Newbie
 
Profile:mjm is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
mjm is on a distinguished road
Default Is my budgie dying?

Hi everyone,
I have an 8 year old male and a 6 year old female. They've both been healthy. They're both bonded to each other but my female budgie can be territorial. Yesterday, they were fighting. I broke them up by scaring them.
Usually that works but she was especially grumpy. I should've separated them but I don't have a spare cage anymore (a family friend took it to keep her budgie in until she got her own and she never returned it) so I did my best to break up their fights yesterday. There was however a moment when I went to the bathroom and I heard their rapid tongue clicking. I rushed back out and broke up the fight

Since then, my male budgie has been having trouble turning and when he does he loses balance. His wings aren't broken. I can't see any visible injury on him. I can't do a further inspection because he's not fully tamed yet. (I only recently learned how to hand tame them properly). I don't know if he hurt his wings because they look normal and there is no blood. He's able to lift both (heart wings). He's just not able to fly good as well. He can climb upwards and can stay on a perch
He does favor one leg over the other (he's always perche like that). He can't climb downwards and is very hesitant when he's about to jump. He's been sitting at one of their food dishes all day (except for the few times he's gone up to the other perches). He's not using it to hold onto but it's like he feel more comfortable there. He's eating and drinking normally. His stools are normal. He's chirping like he does. I don't know if he's dying or is injured. I know a lot of you will tell me to take him to a vet but I don't have any near me and my mom and I can't financially afford to take him to one. I'm not really sure what to because I've never had this issue with my budgies before. Anyvice would be greatly appreciated.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-23-2019, 08:03 PM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,347
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2535
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi,
Sorry your bird is having a problem. I suggest you get a second cage and separate them. Without taking your male to a vet you cannot really tell what has happened but if the female was attacking him they need to be separated. Please do not continue to scare them if you see them fighting this is not a good way to handle the situation and will further traumatize both birds. You can have two cages right next to one another but each bird will have its own space and the male will be able to relax without the fear of the female attacking him. It could be that he is just traumatized from the fight or he could be injured, either way he does not need to be worrying about another attack so please take the necessary steps to separate them for now.
__________________
  #3  
Old 02-24-2019, 07:51 PM
mjm
Newbie
 
Profile:mjm is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
mjm is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Cody,
Thank you for responding. I have separated them. It was a little bit hard because he's not tamed. (My mom is a foster parent and she didn't think it would be a good idea to do so because she didn't want the foster kids reaching in and hurting them). I don't have a proper cage either because a family friend took the spare cage and never returned it after her budgie died. I had to use a an old 2 story hamster cage with. It's enough room for him to go around. He's frightened. He needs to go to a vet and I was able to find one in my town at the animal clinic. They didn't have an avian vet before. I'm going to try to convince my mom to take him to the vet. I'm sure there would be a payment plan that we could do because of our financial situation.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 02-25-2019, 01:52 AM
Jesska's Avatar
Jesska (Jessica)
Birb
 
Profile:Jesska is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 207
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 177
Rep Power: 2
Jesska has a spectacular auraJesska has a spectacular aura
Default

I hope all goes well and you can keep us posted! Best of luck! <3
  #5  
Old 02-25-2019, 02:14 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,535
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi there and to the forums!

You've been given great advice. I'm glad they're separated now, that's important.

I'm glad you're going to try to get him to a vet. I also would recommend sitting with him often and talking to him just so he at least gets used to people and that way he isn't stressed out and frightened all the time.

Please keep us posted on how things are going!

Also, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best practices for budgie care. Be sure to read through the forums' many budgie articles and "stickies" - if you have any questions after looking through things, please do ask as we'd love to help!

I'm sending healing thoughts over for your little one

Cheers
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #6  
Old 03-03-2019, 12:44 PM
mjm
Newbie
 
Profile:mjm is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
mjm is on a distinguished road
Question How Long Do I Keep My Budgie in Quarantine?

A week ago, I separated my budgie Skyblue from my other budgie Ginger after there was some fighting. (Ginger got very territorial out of nowhere) Skyblue sustained an injury. He's doing a lot better. He's eating, drinking, pooping, and chirping normally. He's able to maneuver his hospital cage perfectly fine. My mom wants to put him back into the regular cage with Ginger again. I don't know if that's a good idea since it's only been a week since his injury.
  #7  
Old 03-03-2019, 02:10 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,535
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

What you should do is separate them permanently. Squabbling between cage mates is normal, but should never lead to injury, and if it ever does, it's important they are housed separately on a permanent basis. They can be let out to have supervised play time together if they get along most of the time, but it's important they aren't in the same living quarters as another accident like this could happen again and injure Skyblue further.

For his safety, it's best you get him his own cage
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #8  
Old 03-03-2019, 02:52 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,676
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

StarlingWings is correct.

You are going to need to get a proper cage for each budgie and keep them separated from now on.
__________________

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Tags
budgie first aid, budgie health, death of budgie, fighting, health concern, health help, injury, recovery, wing injury

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:19 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.