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: my budgie is losing all his feathers!!!


mizan_ali:)
04-04-2012, 05:50 AM
hi guys my aunts budgie is loosing all his feathers.he hasnt got any bold patches because his feathers are growing back. He always has poo stuck on his bum and is really lazy he doesnt do anything apart from eat,sleep and make a mess.at first i thought he was moulting but his feathers have been falling for about 9-10 months.PLEASE HELP.

Cerulean
04-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Some birds seem to be in a constant state of molting; however, in this case, given the lethargic behavior of your aunt's budgie and the dirty vent, the feather loss may be due to the stress of illness. Can you get him to an avian vet? He needs to be seen ASAP.

mizan_ali:)
04-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Ill tell my aunt to take him ASAP thanks for the help:D

Cerulean
04-04-2012, 07:11 AM
You're welcome. Please report back with an update!

mizan_ali:)
04-04-2012, 08:14 AM
i will but it take some time before she takes him to the vet because is 10 years old and she hasnt got any money.her parents wont pay for the vet because they dont really loike him because he is boring.fingers crossedfor the budgies sake they will take him vet.:o:o:o

~Drini~
04-05-2012, 08:50 PM
That's exactly what happened to Drini while he was sick. He started losing bunches! Never got bald but...... Does it look anywhere near this? I took this pic while Drini was sick. He never recovered!:crying2:

This was the amount he lost in a matter of 2-3 days....

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u392/budgielover14/5592e929.jpg

mizan_ali:)
04-05-2012, 08:57 PM
yes thats roughly how many feathers he is loosing in 2-3 days sometimes more.i hope he doesnt pass away it would brake my aunts heart if he did. she once cried over the death of a goldfish that she only had for 3 days.im going to prepare her for the worst so if he does die it doesnt come as such a shock

~Drini~
04-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Ok, thats pretty serious. The vet just gave me some Baytril and said that it was just something passing through, and that same night he flew to the sky..... He started only walking in circles with his head tilting back and forth sideways, and his eyed jiggering everywhere. The vet said his heart sounded wet, then gave him too much medication for it! My dad called her always "that witch vet!". But I suggest telling your aunt to take him to the vet ASAP! If she can't ( I know this is hard, but the best for the poor budgie!) then to consider giving him away to someone who can afford vet care.:( I suggest at the moment to tell your aunt to place him in a hospital cage somewhere warm. The flock and I are sending good thoughts towards you guys!

mizan_ali:)
04-05-2012, 09:44 PM
thanks i think i might ask my mum to pay for her vet bills as an early birthday presant.

~Drini~
04-05-2012, 09:46 PM
Ok, but it will cost ALOT!! Just for a check up it costs about eighty dollars, or at least where I live! good luck!

mizan_ali:)
04-05-2012, 09:51 PM
here in swansea it costs 23.00 for a check up

~Drini~
04-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Whoa! That's so cheap! I had today about $75 for one checkup here in the NE U.S! That's very awesome! But are you sure it's a good vet? I would go for it only if the vets good!:rolleyes:

hooflabablah
04-05-2012, 10:16 PM
I wouldn't let the cost stop you from taking it to the vet. My vet only charged me $45 to give BOTH of my budgies a checkup and TWO ivermectin treatments 2 weeks apart. $45 for both visits. She is an avian vet and a bird owner.

It might cost more, but even if your bird is incurable, you and your aunt will feel a lot better knowing you did everything you possibly could.

thepennywhistle
04-05-2012, 10:23 PM
It would be good if you could help your aunt face the prospect of losing her parakeet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but between being 10 years old and being ill, it's pretty likely that the old boy is going to pass away, sooner rather than later if nobody steps in to help him. I'm so sorry for everyone involved, but it is good of you to care and to try to find some answers and means of helping.
Good on you for taking the initiative!

~Drini~
04-05-2012, 10:30 PM
I agreewith you guys, take him to the vet anyway! I have noticed that folks have started telling you that he's going to pass and such, but don't give up! There's still a chance! Ten is a pretty darn good age! tell us how the vet visit goes if he does go!

thepennywhistle
04-06-2012, 05:54 PM
here in swansea it costs 23.00 for a check up


Actually, that works out to about the $45 (US dollars) charged by Jake's vet, which is still pretty cheap relative to what other vets do charge. I took a dog in for a rabies shot, and by the time the vet got through with her general checkup, etc, it was over $100, so I really fear what a specialist vet in my area would charge for something serious.

I hope that your parents will understand the situation and help out. That would be a wonderful gift for your aunt AND her bird!

Cerulean
04-06-2012, 06:23 PM
My avian vet visits are a lot more than $45. Usually, it's about US$90, although it can cost up to $300 if lab tests are needed.

But I took on that responsibility when I decided to get a budgie.

thepennywhistle
04-06-2012, 06:32 PM
My avian vet visits are a lot more than $45. Usually, it's about US$90, although it can cost up to $300 if lab tests are needed.

But I took on that responsibility when I decided to get a budgie.

It can be worse than that. When my grey went into liver failure, the bill was over $1000, which was more than I paid for her. Thank God for credit cards is all I can say about that one. And thanks for brilliant avian vets :clap:

hooflabablah
04-06-2012, 09:49 PM
By the way, if the vet charged me full price, it would've cost probably $200 for both birds, both visits. Take it from me, it never hurts to ask for charity. She gave me a break because i told her about how i basically got duped by an ignorant pet shop and their terrible breeder. And that the pet shop offered my money back for the birds, but I'd rather take care of them instead of returning them like a pair of defective sneakers. There's no telling what would've happened to them if i returned them to the pet shop. I know they never would've made it to a vet to get properly treated.

Anyway, she cut me a huge break, and i'm sure any other vet with a heart would do the same. It never hurts to find out.

~Drini~
04-06-2012, 10:07 PM
That's a good idea! Ask the vet for a discount. If she's really kind hearted, she will five it to you! You might also want to try raising some money to set aside in case, then the little budgie can get good and hopefully effective treatment! Keep us updated! And we are sending good thoughts to you three!

(((((((((((((((((good thoughts!))))))))))))))))))))

Cerulean
04-07-2012, 07:27 AM
When one of my birds was ill, I did get what the vet called a "frequent flier" discount. It helped, for sure. If a vet is practicing by him/herself, it's easier for them to cut a deal. I happen to take my birds to a large practice where there are four avian vets on staff plus five or so regular vets. I got the discount only because the vet was also the owner.

charlie:)
04-07-2012, 08:23 AM
Im friends with mizan and the vet we take our budgies to is an amazing vet.:D:D

~Drini~
04-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Well that's good news! Mizan, any update yet?:scared:

BudgieHelper
04-07-2012, 05:17 PM
My Budgie, Nuuki, is still active and all, but it feels like he moults a bit all year long, nothing heavy, maybe like a feather in a week or so, but he's finishing up a heavy moult right now for spring, like most budgies. I hope your budgie is OK. At first I thought he was just going through a heavy moult, but since there is poop in his vent, I would et him checked out. I sincerely hope he's OK!

~Drini~
04-07-2012, 05:19 PM
Even healthy budgies might sometimes get a poo stuck to them every once in a while, but if it happens frequently then it might really be something.....

mizan_ali:)
04-11-2012, 08:03 AM
My aunt has decided that because she can no longer look after the budgie she is going to give him to a her brothers friend to look after (he is a very good budgie breeder )
she is going to visit the budgie every sunday for a couple of hours.
thanks for all of you help!!!!!!:):)

hooflabablah
04-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Sounds like she wants what's best for him. :) as long as he keeps the budgie away from the other birds at first, to make sure illness can't spread, then it sounds like a good plan.

thepennywhistle
04-11-2012, 04:14 PM
That sounds like a wonderful solution and the best for
all involved. Congrats to you for getting the ball rolling
and getting her budgie a better life :clap:

mizan_ali:)
04-12-2012, 05:34 AM
we have given all of his toys his cage and his seeds to the breeder and he says he is going to keep himin his bedroom so the budgie gets lots of attention and if things take a turn for the worst he will know straight away thanks for all the help guys i appreciate it:)