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Old 03-03-2017, 06:05 PM
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That should be fine.

When Shelby was on Baytril, he got 0.1ml 2x daily
for two full weeks and he only weighed 27 grams.

I wish Pepper a full and speedy recovery!

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Fido was on the same dosage weighing in at 40 grams.
All 3 of us hopes it helps!
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Well Dr. J got back to me, and said that because it had a flavor syrup to dilute it, the dose should be fine. I gave him his first dose in parts tonight, and he was definitely not happy! Having pins all over his body isn't making it any fun, he bit me several times, which is fine because he's so uncomfortable. I had to drop it onto his top beak and let it roll into his mouth. I got that tip from a video from Dr. Ross Perry on YouTube. He absolutely would not be still long enough for me to feel comfortable enough to do it directly by mouth. Anyway, more updates to come as we make my boy well again.
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Hey everybirdie! So Pepper's wings keep vibrating once in awhile, and we're not entirely sure why. Is there anything I can do for that? Does anyone know why his wings are vibrating from time to time?
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Oook. So I took Pepper in today to see Dr. J, and we're lucky she likes us because today was her surgery day and she normally doesn't see patients today. Anyway, when she was out of surgery for the day, I was called and we took Pepper in. Dr. J was a breath of fresh air compared to the other guy. She has developed a relationship with me, and my birds, and for me, that's a must. So she gave him a thorough once over and listened to heart and lungs, and they sounded fine. I kind of expected that only because the thing that's wrong never seems to happen while we're at the vet. Towards the end of our visit, his wings started vibrating and she stopped to watch and listen (they are actually audible when they vibrate). I put him up to my ear, and heard that he was making the clicking/crunching/grinding type noise that he makes intermittently with his breaths. I let Dr. J take a listen and she was able to hear it. She ended up giving him .01ml of Ivermectin in office, for a small possibility of air sac mites. I'm not sure where he would have gotten them from, but ok. So after the Ivermectin dose, he won't need another drop for 2 weeks, which is great, because that means no more man handling him morning and night and stressing him and me out.

Another thing, Dr. J wasn't sure what would cause his wings to vibrate. Has anyone ever had any budgies with vibrating wings? It's quite odd and I'm sure a little bothersome to him. I would really appreciate any help regarding that.
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Kristen, I'm glad that you were able to get in with Dr. J today. It's good that you don't have to get Pepper out twice a day anymore to medicate. I'm sure Pepper is glad too!

About the vibrating wings... yes. I had one who developed the fast vibrating wings while standing on a perch. Like a hummingbird, very fast where you could audibly hear the wings going so fast they look like a blur. That was Pix, a budgie I got at the same time as my late Twigs. I had him before I joined here. The vets didn't know what caused it, but he had a ton of other irreparable things wrong too from bad genetics.
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One of my birds does the vibrating wings thing. This is a bird I got from a shelter a couple of years ago, he is a fairly timid guy and the vibrating seems to happen when he is nervous, or at least that is my take on it. I don't know what his life was like before I got him and it sometimes happens when I get too close to him. He will lift his wings very slightly and vibrate, usually only for less than a minute because when I see this happen I back away, assuming that it is me that is causing him to to this. Did Pepper vibrate before the recent vet visits, if not maybe he has become a bit anxious over it.
I have 2 canaries that had air sac mites, they had all sorts of odd breathing noises, they ended up needing injectable Ivermectin, 3 doses to clear it up completely. Hope Pepper is feeling well soon.
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The whole thing he is through is vary stressfull and that might be the cause of vibrating ( apart from cold , or dry environment ) ... once u catch him , he is so stressed that he stops doing this , usually when u put him back in his cage he will stand with close eyes and stretching too low in front vibrating and " loud " clicking noise ... thats a stress caused behaviour ..

About the air sack mites , is something that a french surgery vet ( i dont know the word for someone who replace bones and checks dead birds to find what they had ) told me via e mail is too rare for a bird to have , he only had 2 birds ever that really had this problem and died from this .... though it is not impossible .. the ivermectin will kill em if so and he will feel better quickly if this was the cause ..

For now i would recommend to try to let him relax and avoid stressfull situations , ( since the vet didnt find something to worry about and the next recheck for mites is in 10 days ) ..
Sometimes good sleep , food and relaxation is all we need ..
Hope all comes to normal soon ..

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Kristen, I'm glad that you were able to get in with Dr. J today. It's good that you don't have to get Pepper out twice a day anymore to medicate. I'm sure Pepper is glad too!

About the vibrating wings... yes. I had one who developed the fast vibrating wings while standing on a perch. Like a hummingbird, very fast where you could audibly hear the wings going so fast they look like a blur. That was Pix, a budgie I got at the same time as my late Twigs. I had him before I joined here. The vets didn't know what caused it, but he had a ton of other irreparable things wrong too from bad genetics.
Yeah, it's kind of a mystery. Was Pix ever stressed when he would vibrate? I'm just wondering if this vibration is a nervous tick he developed when he fell behind the dresser. The thing weighs like, a million pounds and is basically impossible to move, so it hasn't been cleaned behind since we moved in 9 years ago.

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One of my birds does the vibrating wings thing. This is a bird I got from a shelter a couple of years ago, he is a fairly timid guy and the vibrating seems to happen when he is nervous, or at least that is my take on it. I don't know what his life was like before I got him and it sometimes happens when I get too close to him. He will lift his wings very slightly and vibrate, usually only for less than a minute because when I see this happen I back away, assuming that it is me that is causing him to to this. Did Pepper vibrate before the recent vet visits, if not maybe he has become a bit anxious over it.
I have 2 canaries that had air sac mites, they had all sorts of odd breathing noises, they ended up needing injectable Ivermectin, 3 doses to clear it up completely. Hope Pepper is feeling well soon.
That's so weird, it seems like Pepper may be doing this out of stress also, but I can't be sure. This morning my other boys' cage spurred a night fright with the girls a little. Pepper and Peatri's cage was quiet, but we checked on the anyway. Pepper was crackling away with his breaths, and that got Lonny all freaked out. He hasn't really heard it that much. I took Peatri out to listen to him just to make sure he wasn't doing it now too, and he wasn't, so we're good there.

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The whole thing he is through is vary stressfull and that might be the cause of vibrating ( apart from cold , or dry environment ) ... once u catch him , he is so stressed that he stops doing this , usually when u put him back in his cage he will stand with close eyes and stretching too low in front vibrating and " loud " clicking noise ... thats a stress caused behaviour ..

About the air sack mites , is something that a french surgery vet ( i dont know the word for someone who replace bones and checks dead birds to find what they had ) told me via e mail is too rare for a bird to have , he only had 2 birds ever that really had this problem and died from this .... though it is not impossible .. the ivermectin will kill em if so and he will feel better quickly if this was the cause ..

For now i would recommend to try to let him relax and avoid stressfull situations , ( since the vet didnt find something to worry about and the next recheck for mites is in 10 days ) ..
Sometimes good sleep , food and relaxation is all we need ..
Hope all comes to normal soon ..

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Hello! Pepper doesn't stop vibrating just because of one reason or the other, however I do think it might be stressed related. About the air sac mites, I did speak to my vet while Pepper was being checked out and it's a possibility, a small one, but still possible. That's why she gave him the Ivermectin. She also said that we wouldn't see anything within the first few days of treatment. She said that if he eventually did respond to the Ivermectin, to bring him back in for another dose 14 days after the first. Hopefully we can keep him as low stressed as possible until this clears up. It helps nothing that he is 48g. So veggies all around!
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