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Old 06-07-2017, 11:54 AM
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I'm not too sure where to begin. Daphne is an untamed budgie, and she's always been a bit strange. She loves playing at the bottom of her cage, she sleeps with her beak biting one bar while her feet are on another. She's constantly flying into other birds in the cage and she often loses her balance.

Other than that, she eats and drinks well. But the last week she has been attacking the other birds, so last night I decided to separate them when I saw that she was biting beakfulls of feathers off one particular budgie.

Now she's in a cage on her own, and she's walking around the bottom of the cage in circles. But so many circles she seems to lose her balance and stumble and then she stops but her head keeps moving as if she's really dizzy.

I haven't been a budgie owner for long, I don't believe this is normal but I can't seem to find her particular issues online... any suggestions?

I read that I should let a week go by and try to introduce them again.

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Old 06-07-2017, 12:07 PM
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Hi !

Daphne does sound like she's having some sort of issue. Thank you for separating her from your other birds so she doesn't do any harm.

I honestly have never heard of any of these "symptoms", maybe one of our other experts have.

Either way, it's best if you make a vet appointment for her, as it could be something serious. Has she had a vet check before?
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Daphne does sound like she's having some sort of issue. Thank you for separating her from your other birds so she doesn't do any harm.

I honestly have never heard of any of these "symptoms", maybe one of our other experts have.

Either way, it's best if you make a vet appointment for her, as it could be something serious. Has she had a vet check before?

Yes she has and at that time the vet said she's fine and just needed maybe an adjustment period. She's just so weird! Also her head seems smaller than the rest of the birds... we were thinking maybe she's just 'special'.
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Can you post pictures of her?

Where did you get her from? A breeder or pet store?

Also, try covering her new cage with a blanket on three sides, and just leave the front open for now, it may help her settle down a bit.
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Can you post pictures of her?

Where did you get her from? A breeder or pet store?

Also, try covering her new cage with a blanket on three sides, and just leave the front open for now, it may help her settle down a bit.
I've covered her cage on three sides last night. It seemed to calm her down a bit.

I got her from a neighbor... I'm assuming she got her from a pet store.

I know the cage is not the right size, it's temporary as she started attacking the other bird late last night, it's our transport cage to the vet. I'm currently digging out my bigger cage from the garage. I know the perch isn't good either, I'm in the middle of fixing her up a better home!

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My first thought from your description is to think there is maybe something neurological going on which might be affecting Daphne's behavior?

The best course of action would be to have Daphne checked out by an Avian vet. One who truly knows birds and their physiology and medical conditions. Was the vet you took her to an "all animal vet"? If this was an avian vet who agreed that maybe she's just "special", I would personally get a second opinion.

All we can do here on the forum is speculate, or relate similar experiences, which might not even be caused by the same thing. Good luck with Daphne . Let us know if you need help locating an avian vet in your area.
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Daphne sounds as though she is suffering from "Torticollis" which is also known as "stargazing".

It is important you have her examined by an Avian Vet to see if the cause of her condition can be determined.

Her condition may be due to one of the following:

Viral or bacterial infection
Yeast infection
Chemical imbalance
Nutritional deficiency
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Genetic predisposition
Neurological problem
Inner-ear problem

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"

Please be sure to update us on Daphne's condition in this thread.

Best wishes!
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Daphne sounds as though she is suffering from "Torticollis" which is also known as "stargazing".

It is important you have her examined by a qualified Avian Vet to see if the cause of her condition can be determined. If your current vet indicated she may be "special" then I'd seek the opinion of a different Avian Veterinarian.

Her condition may be due to one of the following:

Viral or bacterial infection
Yeast infection
Chemical imbalance
Nutritional deficiency
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Genetic predisposition
Inner-ear problem

Please be sure to update us on Daphne's condition in this thread.

Best wishes!
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Daphne sounds as though she is suffering from "Torticollis" which is also known as "stargazing".

It is important you have her examined by a qualified Avian Vet to see if the cause of her condition can be determined. If your current vet indicated she may be "special" then I'd seek the opinion of a different Avian Veterinarian.

Her condition may be due to one of the following:

Viral or bacterial infection
Yeast infection
Chemical imbalance
Nutritional deficiency
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Genetic predisposition
Inner-ear problem

Please be sure to update us on Daphne's condition in this thread.

Best wishes!
Ok thanks!

The vet I originally saw was someone who saw birds but not a bird specialist. Today I found a place about 40 mins from my house, I'll give them a call in the morning... hopefully they can see us soon!

It was scary when I first moved her into her new cage because she walked around in circles so much to the point where she seemed to stumble and fall due to dizziness. I have to say though, she seems to be getting better and better as the day goes on. She's no longer flying into things and she has stopped walking around in circles on the ground and now she's asleep on her swing rather than her usual hanging onto the bars like before.

Either way I'll be calling the new place tomorrow for an apt but do you think maybe she's just a bird that needs to be alone, maybe being with other birds was too stressful?

Thanks to everyone for all your help and advice!
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She is a dear little mite - hope your get a good prognosis...
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