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Old 03-18-2017, 10:11 PM
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Default Is Rebel regurgitating? sick?

I've never seen this behavior from her before. She never bobs her head that much, only a little when shes very happy. Its like she was trying to spit something up but only some liquid came up. no seed or vomit.

The vent is clean but she did have a green poop. but she was had been eating veggies all morning.

She only acted like this for about 5 min. but then slept for several hours during the day when she is normally active.

Rebel is my first bird. Had her almost two years now and she has never been ill. If anyone could please give advice on if this looks like an infection or if this is normal behavior I would be very grateful!

Wondering if i need to buy her a heat lamp and make a vet appointment?

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Welcome back to the forums,

I'm sorry your Rebel hasn't been feeling well. While she was doing the regurgitation motion, I wouldn't call that a normal regurgitation.
I would say Rebel was experiencing a very mild bout of vomiting where clear fluid was coming out in the process. The fact that she then proceeded to rest for the following hours further prove that she was feeling under the weather.

How is she doing now? Have you see her eating afterwards?

It's a good idea to keep her warm and quiet, you can cover her cage on 3 sides.
If you don't have a heating pad, you can place a hot water bottle underneath the cage's bottom.
It would be good to keep a close eye on Rebel, if you notice a repetition of the regurgitation followed by vomiting (besides the release of fluid there can also be seeds scattered in the process) and she continues to feel very tired and sleepy, then booking an appointment at the avian vet specialist will be the best thing to do.

I'm wishing Rebel a steady and full recovery.
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Your Rebel is an adorable little girl! I'm sorry she's been feeling sick aluz has given excellent advice; I hope she feels better soon!

Please keep us posted on her condition
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aluz has given you excellent advice.
I'm very sorry Rebel is ill and hope she has a full and speedy recovery.

Please be sure to update us on her condition in this thread.

Best wishes!
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Thank you Aluz! I knew something was not right.

She slept all night, i just woke her up and she is eating and drinking normally, but a but fluffed up. Can i put a heating pad on top of her cage? how will I know if shes too hot?

Should i also consider putting some pedialyte in her water?

Thanks again for all the good advice! if she is still under the weather on Monday (tomorrow) I will take her to the vet.
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its afternoon now and she has not vomited that I have seen.

She is eating but not as much as normal. I soaked her millet in pedialyte (flavored was all i could find) she doesn't seem to like it, but she does like her honey flavored "treat" seed that i give her only on occasion.

Her droppings are either pure liquid or very white. and she is puffy and sleepy but seems to like having the heating pad over her cage. I kept her cage door open in case she decides shes too hot and wants to come out, but she hasn't come out at all.

If shes still acting this way by this evening I think i will take her to the vet tomorrow.

Thank you for all the support. Rebel and I appreciate you all very much!
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I definitely recommend you take her to an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Clear urine and/or all white poops along with her lethargy is an indication there is a problem that must be addressed.

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"

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
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Thank you FaeryBee,

I am taking her tomorrow as my avian vet is closed today. Her droppings have gone from white/clear to dark green and larger than normal. And she is not pooping or eating as much as normal since she is sleeping so much.

My poor baby
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I hope the vet visit goes well! Please keep us updated on her condition
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