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Are her wings always in that drooped position? Do you have sand at the cage bottom, if so I would remove it and line the cage bottom with newspaper or paper towels, if she is ingesting the sand that may not be good for her, budgies do not need grit in their diet and it can cause problems.

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No, her wings aren't usually in this position. She was flapping them just before i took the photo.
Yeah, i have always used bird sand. She never goes to the bottom of the cage unless she falls of perches but she immediately climbes back up. So she definitely didn't eat any.
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You really need to cut back on the amount of food you are giving her. 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of seed per day is all she needs and the millet should really be only used sparingly as a treat.

Additionally, it would be best if youremove the sand/grit from the cage and stop using it.
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Thank you, I will do so.
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A little update,
So i had her drops tested and i got results back. I am told she has tested positive for e.coli. She is given medication called Giraxa which is basically Colistin sulfate polymyxin E.
First, i sent it to be analysed a week ago and since than i have noticed that her digestion has improved. Most of her droppings look quite normal so i am not sure if i should give her this treatment now. I have been giving her probiotics and additional vitamins in her water.
Also, i am a bit confused cause her analysis says she is positive for e.coli but it also says that is it "physiological microflora", which, as far as i know, should be there normally?
The vet that sent it tested and gave me medicine was honest and told me she doesn't know anything about birds and all that is advice from another vet she contacted.
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You need to give the budgie the prescribed medication for at least 10 days even if she has already shown improvement.

Please d not give her probiotics until the course of antibiotics has been completed. Doing so can negate the effectiveness of the medication for elimination of the e-coli bacterial.
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Thank you. I will give her medicine then. I was told to give it to her for 5 day?
Is it okay i keep giving her probiotics after the treatment?
Should i keep on giving her vitamins or should i stop that too for the course of the treatment?
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Give her the medication for the duration of the five day period for which it was prescribed.

If the medication is being put in her water, then hold off on any vitamin supplements and pro biotics until the course of antibiotics has been completed.

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Can someone help be calculate correct dosage of the medicine cause i think the vet told me wrong.
So in the medicine instructions there is a formula to calculate correct dosage.
The formula is: (3.1mg colistin /kg x weight of bird in kg) / ( daily dosage of water bird drinks in L) and you get how much mg of product you put in a Liter of water.
So if i put that her weight is around 45g and she drink about 3mL of water a day I get that her dosage is around 50mg/L which is so far less than what vet said and he said i put one teaspoon in 3L of water.
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I recommend that you call the vet back and ask them to ensure you know the correct dosage of medication for your budgie.

They are the ones that should provide that information and should have no problem rechecking what they told you.
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