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Old 01-04-2017, 05:23 PM
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My budgie who is about 2 months old has been acting different recently. We keep all of our budgies in an indoor/outdoor aviary and I've noticed that Woody has been acting very tired, been fluffy, and been acting too nice recently. Like he wouldn't stop snuggling and getting in my shirt where he would just snuggle in like a baby budgie and sleep instead of playing I took him home and put him in a warmed up aquarium to quarantine him and to further investigate him and he doesn't look good. He's slouching like bending over a lot, his poops look like diarrhea, and he's been sleeping all day.He's still preening and taking good care of his feathers. He's still eating and drinking normal.

I asked my mom to take him to the vet and even offered to pay for it but she refused, said the avian vet was too far away (it's about an hour and half to 2 hours away), and said he doesn't even look sick. How could I convince my mom to take him to the vet, and what should I do meanwhile to help him out, and do any of you guys know what could possibly be wrong with him?

I have some photos of him and one of his poop to give you guys an idea of what's going on with him. Thank you so much for anyone who helps out!












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Old 01-04-2017, 05:47 PM
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From your description and by looking at the budgie's posture on the second to last picture, it does seem that he is feeling under the weather.
Is he able to eat well at this point, or have you also been noticing a decrease of food intake?
Unfortunately, we can't tell with accuracy what is wrong with your budgie and in order for him to have the most adequate treatment plan, he will need to be examined by an avian vet specialist.
No matter how small or inexpensive a given pet may be, when bringing home a pet a person is taking the responsibility to care for said pet and that includes providing medical attention when necessary.
This is also extremely important when breeding any species of bird and I gather from the pics that the 3 budgies are chicks that you got from breeding one of your pairs.
I also don't have access to avian vet services in my town, but that doesn't keep me from travelling whenever it's necessary.

I hope you will be able to convince your mother and take your budgie to the avian vet.
Meanwhile, you can soak some millet spray on electrolyte solution to hopefully give your budgie a little boost: Guardian Angel // Pedialyte // Pedialyte Recipe
You can also try to see if he will eat some egg food as this is highly nutritious and is a good supplement to give to sick and convalescent birds.

I hope all goes well and your budgie feels better soon.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:09 PM
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Thank you so much! I will start feeding him the electrolyte solution and he still seems to be eating and drinking water normal. I'm going to continue to try convince my mom.
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You're very welcome. I hope you will be successful when talking to your mother.
When not being financially independent, it's vital to have the support of one or both parents to help with the costs of vet expenses, travels, etc.
And this is something that should be taken in consideration on a long-term basis for the duration of the lives of all pets (in this case flock), because it's not realistic to assume that they will never fall ill or need emergency attention due to an accident or other type of situation.

I'm wishing your budgie a steady and full recovery.
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I'm hoping that once you share with your mother that long-time budgie experts confirm that your budgie is indeed ill --- that she will understand Woody should go to the avian vet.

It's admirable and responsible of you to offer to pay for the vet.

Perhaps politely remind her that budgies are as intellectually and as emotionally sophisticated as cats & dogs, and have life spans on par with cats and dogs (up 20 years with proper care. 10 yrs. is about average, which is the same as dogs & cats.) Most people wouldn't deny vet care to a cat or dog, and budgies are on the same level for bonding with humans, emotional & intellectual capacity, life span.

Hopefully your mother will be on board with the avian vet visit.

Wishing you & Woody all the best.
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I agree with the previous posts. He is not seriously ill at this point, but needs to see a specialist. I hope you can convince your mother that he needs a veterinarian. Wishes for a speedy recovery for Woody!
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I'm sorry your budgie is unwell and that you are in such a predicament. It s important for your budgie to receive veterinary help as soon as possible. If you can take him to your local regular vet, that vet can then call the avian vet for direction and guidance to treat the budgie based on their findings.
Im sending you and your budgie my very best wishes and I really hope he receives the treatment he needs and deserves.
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If your mother believes the Avian Vet is too far away, then find an Exotic Vet that will see birds and is closer to your home.
It is important that your bird receive the medical attention it needs whenever it is ill or injured.

An Exotic Vet can treat the budgie and can always consult with an Avian Vet if necessary.

Best wishes and please let us know how things are going after Woody has been to his vet appointment.
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