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Thread Description:New/First Budgie, took to vet, worried, need advice.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:03 PM
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Question Respiratory Issues=Amoxicillin=Still Sick???

Hi, my name's Amanda.
I am a new budgie owner.
My budgies name is Misha (after one of my favorite actors), he is around 4-5months old, and I got him March 14, 2012.
He was the most ornery of the bunch, and I respect a bird with moxie.
Sadly the day I got him home he started showing signs of respiratory issues. So, the next day I took him to a vet 45 minutes away (the Dr is not an avian vet, but he does work with birds).
The Dr checked his weight (4.1) and listened to Misha's heartbeat and lungs. He said that Misha had a wheeze, but it was only in his left lung. He prescribed amoxicillin twice a day for two weeks.
It's been 10 days and the drops he gave me seem to have made him better (he's whistling and eating more, at top of cage), but at the same time, Misha still clicks his beak (like he's chewing rocks) and bobs his tail (sometimes while closing/half closing his eyes/looking very sad).
I work thirds, but I spend around 5 hrs with him (8-12/1) in the a.m.
I used to take him out of his cage for meds but he was getting so stressed and would sometimes get away and run into walls. I'd calm him down but...anyway, he takes the meds in his cage on his terms.
I just don't understand why he's still showing signs of breathing problems????? It worries me so much that I can't sleep, eat or concentrate properly.

Any and all advise, info, theories welcome 8)

Amanda and Misha

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:10 PM
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I have no idea what's wrong with your little budgie friend, I'd take him to an avian vet.

I love his name though, Misha is one awesome actor. I hope you're little birdy gets better soon, it's always worrisome to have a sick little friend.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:14 PM
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Hi Amanda

To me, the beak clicking noise sounds unrelated to the respiratory illness - beak grinding (which i would say sounds like chewing rocks!) is a sign of a contented and happy bird
Budgies grind the two halves of their beak together, to wear it down (as, like fingernails, the beak is constantly growing).
So to me, this part sounds like Misha is simply very content in his new home

The tail bobbing, however, is a sign of respiratory illness. Im not sure how bad a sign it is. As you have seen some improvement with his breathing, i would continue with the medicine, and assess him at the end of the course

I think it would be a good idea to find an avian vet too In my experience, regular vets dont know an awful lot about birds, i think it is always worth it to see a specialist

Take him back for a checkup at the end of his course of medicine, and if he still has the condition, you can look at an alternative medicine to try

If you can, try to get a video of your budgie with the tail bob, and we can look at it and see what we think
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It's very important to give meds exactly as prescribed, hard as that may be. It seems like torture but it works the same way with infants- squirming, crying, spitting it out, but we have to do it. To minimize the chance of escape related injury use a small room like a walk in closet or bathroom (seat cover down!) with the door closed so theres no room to build momentum. If you've finished the meds it would be best to contact the vet again
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Gerry the budgie grinding his beak - YouTube
Here is a video of a budgie grinding his beak (you have to turn the volume up to hear the grinding noise), so you can compare this to misha and see if this is what misha is doing, or if he is doing something different

But if its this type of grinding, that means he is content
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Thanks Dani, I can tell your a fan of Supernatural lol

It's more of a clicking than a grinding, maybe it's just a different way of grinding. He just does it all the time.
I'll try and find an avian vet. Im in the southern part of Indiana, my Dr deals with pet birds and other household pets, but hes also a farm/ livestock vet. I think he sees chickens, which have some big difs compared to budgies ....
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I found an avian vet in Columbus (about 35-40 minutes away). Should I go to the other Dr for Mishas checkup or to the avian vet?
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I would go to the specialist, but bring the other vet's contact info and a treatment record if you can, so that the avian vet knows of any tests that were already done, exact medication doses, etc.
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I agree with april
Im sure the other clinic will understand, if you ask for your records, if you say you want a specialist for your budgie
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Thank you bunches, I'm going to call the new vet in a few hours to see if they have any openings. 8) I'll keep you updated.

Amanda & Misha
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